Falling out of the Church
Acts 20:9 “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 storey and was picked up dead.”
No one noticed, if they did it was too late.
A young man seated in a window falling asleep, drifting away from the message and the church.
You see he was still there in body. The others around him were not concerned whether he was still engaged, whether he was still enjoying church, he was there and that was the most important thing.
The next moment everyone is looking round asking where is the young man? Where are the youth in the Church? Why has this Church not got any young people anymore? Sadly you may know of churches in your nation and neighbourhood that simply have no young people. Where have they gone? They were there one moment but gone the next. Actually the truth is even when they were there they were drifting. At some point when the Church were not paying attention they left the Church. They ended up spiritually dead.
Thankfully many leaders are addressing this problem and there is a revitalisation of youth work taking place here in the UK. But many have left the Church, they dropped off listening to God, they still have faith but they are dead to the Church. What will we do? Does anyone care?