Acts 20:1-12 Hungry For The Word.
Luke, as an historian, did want to continue to give an orderly account of what Christ had done and was continuing to do through His church. We see this in the description of Paul’s missionary efforts. This involved both reaching those who had not yet been reached, but also in encouraging the believers along the way. In this work Luke lists many who helped in this work (vv. 1-6). He also notes that by this time the church had settled on meeting the first day of the week “to break bread,” and to preach and teach the word (v. 7). In fact, Paul talked so late into the night that one Eutychus fell asleep and fell three stories, and was believed to be dead (vv. 8-9). “But Paul went down, fell on him, and embracing him said, ‘Do not trouble yourselves, for his life is in him’” (v. 10), and they were comforted (v. 12). So hungry were the disciples for the ministry of the word that Paul ended up speaking till daylight (v. 11). We know from this what a true revival looks like. Unless there is a similar hunger for the exposition of the word it cannot be said to be a true revival.