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May 20, 2018

Sleeping and Walking in Church

Sleeping and Walking in Church

Passage: Acts 20:7-12

Speaker: Ronnie Brewer

Keywords: acts, awake, church, paul, pentecost, resurrection, sermon, sleep, wake

The story of the boy who falls asleep and falls out of the window during one of Paul's sermons is a reminder that church allows us to have a ringside seat to the miracle of resurrection each and every time we gather.

On the first day of the week, we gathered with the local believers to share in the Lord’s Supper. Paul was preaching to them, and since he was leaving the next day, he kept talking until midnight. The upstairs room where we met was lighted with many flickering lamps. As Paul spoke on and on, a young man named Eutychus, sitting on the windowsill, became very drowsy. Finally, he fell sound asleep and dropped three stories to his death below. 10 Paul went down, bent over him, and took him into his arms. “Don’t worry,” he said, “he’s alive!”11 Then they all went back upstairs, shared in the Lord’s Supper, and ate together. Paul continued talking to them until dawn, and then he left.12 Meanwhile, the young man was taken home alive and well, and everyone was greatly relieved.