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Summary: This message urges the body of Christ to stay awake during the preaching of the gospel.

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Eutychus (LUCKY ONE)

Intro. There are no insignificant occurrences in the scriptures. All that is written is important and has great relevance to our daily lives. Let’s look at a fellow in the bible who is known simply for falling asleep in church.

• Adam fell asleep and woke up married and missing a rib.

• Sampson fell asleep and woke up bald and beaten.

• Jonah fell asleep in a boat and woke up wet.

• Eutychus fell sleep and fell out of a window.

I. LACK OF PARENTAL DISCIPLINE.

II. INATTENTIVENESS OF EUTYCHUS.

III. INATTENTIVENESS OF THE CHURCH.

IV. WE MUST NOT SEPARATE OUR CHILDREN FROM THE HEARING CONGREGATION.

V. WE MUST NOT BE SATISFIED BY SIMPLY BRINGING OUR CHILDREN TO CHURCH.

VI. IT IS MIDNIGHT IN OUR STRUGGLE TO RESCUE OUR CHILDREN IN THIS PRESENT AGE.

VII. IT IS THE PREACHER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO GIVE US FOOD FOR DAILY LIVING.

VIII. FALLING OUT OF THE CHURCH LANDS US INTO THE WORLD.

IX. ONCE EUTYCHUS WAS BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE, I DON’T THINK NO ONE ELSE FELL ASLEEP.

X. WHY DO PEOPLE TEND TO GET TIRED QUICK AT THE HOUSE OF GOD?

1. They seldom realize the importance of God’s word.

2. They are attracted to a certain kind of preacher.

3. They have minds that are inundated with worldliness.

4. The devil convinces them that the bible is insignificant.

5. They have never experience the power of God’s living word.

• When was the last time someone got tired at an athletic event?

• Do party people leave after two hours?

• Do people get tired of hearing the music at the juke joint?

• Do we want a picnic to start at 8 and end at 11?

• Do we complain about a great game that goes into overtime?

Average NBA game 2- ½ hrs.

Average NFL game 3 hrs.

Average Movie 1½-2 hrs.

Average Major League Baseball Game 3 hrs.

TV Basics: Time Spent Viewing – Persons

Traditionally, women in TV households have spent the most time viewing television, averaging 5 hours a day. Men are next, hovering around the 4-hour mark. Teens and children have been viewing at about the same levels, just above the 3-hour mark. In 2006, Men increased to 4:35. Women, still number one, remained at 5:17. Teens increased to 3:22, and Children were up 7 minutes to 3:26.

--------- Time Spent Per Day ---------

Year Men Women Teens Children

1988 3:59 4:41 3:18 3:22

1989 3:58 4:39 3:09 3:28

1990 3:51 4:28 3:15 3:18

1991 4:01 4:36 3:16 3:11

1992 4:02 4:40 3:10 3:08

1993 4:04 4:41 3:07 3:07

1994 4:02 4:39 3:05 3:06

1995 4:02 4:38 3:02 3:07

1996 3:58 4:34 2:49 2:59

1997 3:56 4:33 2:54 3:03

1998 3:57 4:33 2:58 2:57

1999 4:02 4:40 3:02 2:58

2000 4:11 4:46 3:04 3:07

2001 4:19 4:51 3:04 3:12

2002 4:22 4:58 3:09 3:10

2003 4:29 5:05 3:07 3:14

2004 4:26 5:07 3:07 3:16

2005 4:31 5:17 3:19 3:19

2006 4:35 5:17 3:23 3:26

2007 4:35 5:14 3:21 3:25

Food for thought:

1. How much time do we spend in the word of God?

2. How much time do we spend sharing the word?

3. How much time do we spend visiting the hospital?

4. How much time do we spend encouraging others?

5. How much time do we spend feeding the hungry?


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