Service and Worship Times

  • - Sunday Worship Service - 10:30 AM
    *2nd & 4th Sun. of Each Month


Sundays at 10:30 AM
Wellbrooke of Westfield
Inside of Grand Park
2nd and 4th of Each Month
937 E. 186th Street
Westfield, Indiana 46074

Westfield Horizon Christian Fellowship /  /  Live Life in the Truth
Live Life in the Truth

Act 5:3 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?

The name that Jesus gave to this practice is hypocrisy, which simply means, “wearing a mask, playing the actor.” Now we must not think that not reaching our full ideals is hypocrisy, because no believer ever lives up to all that he or she knows or has in the Lord. Hypocrisy is deliberate deception, trying to make people think we are more spiritual than we really are. If Satan cannot defeat the church by attacks from the outside, he will get on the inside and go to work. Compromise, white lies, and sin puts the Christian in danger of being used by Satan to accomplish his evil purposes. Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, “Sin had many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.” When God judged Ananias and Sapphira, He was also judging Satan since he is the father of all lies and a murderer. God was letting everyone know that He would not tolerate deception in His church. Jesus made it clear that we must be careful how we give, lest the glory that belongs to God should be given to us. Do we really sing worship songs sincerely? Do we really behave the same privately as we do in public? If God killed all the religious deceivers today, how many church members would be left? We must remember that Ananias and Sapphira’s sin was not in robbing God of money, but in lying to Him and robbing Him of glory. They were not required to sell their property, they were not required to give the money to the church. Their lust for recognition conceived sin in their heart, and that sin eventually produced death. “Half of the misery in the world comes from trying to look, instead of trying to be, what one is not.” – George MacDonald. From Sermon #4401-05 on 11/15/13: Acts 5 “Live Life in the Truth”
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