“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.”

Acts 20:7
Have you heard of Eutychus? I, for one, am glad he is in the Bible! If you ever have listened to a lecture or sermon that has been so long that you couldn’t help nodding off, you’ll relate to Eutychus.

Admittedly, even the longest speeches you’ve heard probably didn’t last from daybreak until well after midnight as Paul’s did. So we cannot blame young Eutychus for falling asleep as he sat in the windowsill listening. But think of this: Eutychus, whose very name means “fortunate,” had the misfortune of falling out of the window to his death, but also the great fortune of experiencing a miracle directly afterwards!

Paul made his way through the crowd to where the young man lay dead from his third story fall. He wrapped his arms around him and calmed the people. Then, in the power of the Holy Spirit, Paul raised Eutychus back to life. You can be sure that this stunning miracle inserted right into the middle of Paul’s sermon would convince any who might be reluctant to believe in Jesus Christ as the One who conquered sin and death.

Scripture Focus

Acts 20:7-12


“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross.” (Hebrews 12:2)

Bible In A Year

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