Pondering the Word – Acts 20:7-12

ptwOn the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting.Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead. 10 Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “He’s alive!” 11 Then he went upstairs again and broke bread and ate. After talking until daylight, he left. 12 The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted.

We’ve all been there haven’t we. .. fighting to stay awake while the pastor goes on and on and on… and on! (not my pastor, of course but I’ve heard that there are pastors who do this). So how do you stay awake so that you don’t find out after the service that you a pic of you has gone viral that you had no clue was even taken. A few tips…

Doodle on your bulletin – outline words, draw boxes around announcements, try to write your name backwards abd upside down

Count all the number of bald headed men that you can see

Shout out a loud “Amen” even when the sermon does not call or it

Stand up and stretch , lifting your hands up above your head – people will think that you are really engaged in worship

Kneel and lean on your chair and pray – this way people will think you are really spiritual but you can take a nap.

And if those don’t work, keep these cartoons in mind…

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