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Bound by the Spirit – Acts 20:1–12

Sunday, October 6: Bound by the Spirit

Acts 20:1–12

Sleeper, Awake!

Rise from the dead

And Christ will shine on you.

This week we come to one of the more familiar scenes in the book of Acts. People who forget almost everything else in the book remember the story about a boy named Eutychus. Why is he famous? He fell asleep in church. Then what happened? He died.

The application is too obvious to miss. If you fall asleep in church, you will die. Okay, that’s not true. If it were, every church would need a morgue in the basement, and I could make a good living by officiating funerals.

The rest of the story is that Eutychus did fall asleep in church. He did die when he fell out of a window three stories high. But God also raised him from the dead through the Apostle Paul. That miracle of resurrection points us to an even greater miracle. God didn’t send Jesus to make bad people good. He sent Jesus to bring dead people to life. See you on Sunday.


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