Acts 20:7-12 - Lucky or Blessed?
Bizarre Bible Stories
The Bible says what!? Yes, there are some pretty bizarre stories in the Bible. Whether it’s the story about Paul preaching so long that someone fell asleep and then literally fell from a three-story window to his death, or the story about one of God’s prophets who preached without clothing, these are some stories that we don’t teach children in Sunday School. Quite frankly, many adults have never heard these stories either. However, these events were recorded in the Bible for a reason. The point of our summer sermon series, Bizarre Bible Stories, is to dig into these stories and find the meaning behind them. Beautiful Savior’s goal is that, through this sermon series, you will enjoy a lot of the humor found in the Bible, some of which is hidden and some of which is not so hidden, but all of which gives us lessons for living today.
We are looking into Acts 20:7-12. It involves a story about Paul preaching a long sermon late into the evening in a stuffy and humid room. A young man named Eutychus, a name that means “lucky” in the original Greek of the New Testament, fell asleep during this long sermon, and then literally fell from a three story window to his death. Paul ran downstairs and miraculously brought this young man back to life. In other words, a young man named “Lucky” was “blessed” that Paul was there. Using this story as a backdrop, this Brief Bible Dive focuses on the difference between being lucky and being blessed.
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