Missional Opposition: Struggles Within and Without, 5:1–42

An Overview

As the gospel is spreading throughout Jerusalem, we see Satan on the prowl trying to stall the mission of God. Within the Church, Ananias and Sapphira act deceitfully with their giving, threatening to cripple the church by falsehood and breeding division. Outside the Church, the Jewish authorities once again arrest the Apostles, beat them, and charge them to stop preaching Jesus. Yet despite these attacks, the Mission advances as more and more people believe.