Acts 20 verse 9 "And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead".
It is a proven fact...people often fall asleep while the preacher is preaching his sermon. I have been preaching, and have seen people nodding their heads, but they were not agreeing with what I said..they were falling asleep! I believe the enemy puts this sleepiness on them so they can not hear what the Lord is saying through the preacher. Now, it is true that some preachers may be dull, and speak in a monotone voice that causes heads to nod. But to fall asleep while the great Apostle Paul was preaching!?
This young man started well by hearing Paul's message, but ended up falling to his death. I just imagine what a commotion that tragic event caused...I am certain that any others who were asleep woke up...just in time to see a miracle performed. Ole Paul stopped preaching, went down to where the young man lay, fell on him, embraced him...and the young man came back to life! What a great testimony to all the others who were there! I just bet they didn't go to sleep again while Paul was preaching.
So preachers, buck up...they even went to sleep on the great Apostle Paul, but the Lord still confirmed His message.
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This is an area that I have been looking at and rightly so the devil is in the picture but there are so much we can do as a church to help each other understand the importance of the 'coming together' and therefore prepare ourselves for worship. Some people are so exhausted from multiple jobs which is one aspect I found in one church I attended, there are also preachers who could benefit from making sermons more interactive especially for the younger and the older generation. It is a deep subject that could take another article but lets keep praying for each other and watch God transform the church. Thanks for sharing.