Acts 4:23-37; 5:1-11
Peter and John were released by the Jewish leaders with a threat of punishment if they continued to publicly teach about Jesus. The believers reacted to this threat by calling upon God to give them boldness to continue in their witness of Jesus. God the Holy Spirit filled them all and they had a boldness to speak of salvation in Jesus. They lived in unity and took care of each other with courageous generosity. Ananias and Saphira were unrepentant when caught in a lie about their giving and suffered the consequences. God wants us to be honest.