Eutychus Falls Asleep – Acts 20
There was a time when the Jews were trying to capture Paul the apostle, and so he went through Macedonia. The men that he took with him were Sopater from the city of Berea, Aristar and Secundus from the city of Thessalonica, Gaius from the city of Derbe, Timothy and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia. Paul and these men sailed away from the city of Philippi and after five days, landed in the city of Troas where they stayed for seven days.
On the first day of the week, the disciples came together to break bread. (That is the remembrance feast that the Lord Jesus gave them at the last supper before He was crucified. That was when the Lord Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and broke it into pieces, and gave it to them and said “Take, eat: this is my body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of me” And then he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. And he said to them “This is my blood which is shed for you. Truly I will not drink of this fruit of the vine again until the day that I drink it in the kingdom of God.”)
After the Lord Jesus gave his life on the cross and was resurrected, the disciples continued this breaking of bread to remember the Lord Jesus, just as he asked them to do. Paul began preaching to them, because he was going to leave the next day, and so he preached until midnight.
A certain young man named Eutychus sat in a window, and because Paul was preaching for such a long time, Eutychus fell into a very deep sleep, and fell down from the window of the third floor, and was taken up dead.
But Paul went down and fell upon Eutychus, and taking him in his arms Paul said “Don’t be troubled, for his life is in him.”
So Paul went back upstairs, and broke bread and ate, and talked until the next morning, and then he left. And Eutychus was brought back alive, and all the people there were very comforted.
1 Why did Paul go through Macedonia? Answer: Because the Jews were trying to capture him.
2 Why were the disciples breaking bread? Answer: They were remembering the Lord Jesus, just as He asked them to.
3 Where was Eutychus sitting while Paul was preaching? Answer: In a window
4 Why did Eutychus fall asleep? How far did he fall? Answer: Because Paul was preaching for a very long time. Three floors.
5 What did Paul do when he went to Eutychus? Answer: He fell on him, and told everyone not to be troubled, because there was still life in Eutychus.