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What Kills Communion-ity?

Key Principle #6: Communion-ity (part 2)
3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? 4 While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart?  You have not lied to men but to God.”
Acts 5
        As you look at the book of Acts, notice that in the church, there was a submission to and a trust of leadership. All of the funds were voluntarily laid at the feet of the apostles, a poetic way of stating that once they sold their property, it was no longer under their control, but rather under the direction of the leaders of the early church. That speaks highly of both sides, because the leadership had proved themselves trustworthy. Would you trust the leaders in your church with all of your finances? If you are a leader, would you deserve it?
        Again, I’m not recommending that this would be a practice …