Acts 20:7-12

On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting. Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead. 10 Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “He’s alive!” 11 Then he went upstairs again and broke bread and ate. After talking until daylight, he left. 12 The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted.

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One response to “Acts 20:7-12

  1. There is great humor in the Bible, but the humor can’t override God’s message.

    Paul preached soooo long that this dude fell asleep, fell out of his seat, and fell to death. Which of us have not felt like we were sitting through that sermon?

    God would not allow Paul’s message to be countered. He used this death to show the power of God in Paul and healed this young man and brought him to life. Imagine the confirmation of the message Paul was sharing.

    I also see Paul’s dedication and love to these early churches he was bolstering. He was to leave them soon and stayed up all night sharing truth to arm them and equip them for growth.

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