Dive Deeper

Unstoppable (Part 32)

Tiffany Goh


What is the point of our faith? Is it for ourselves, for others, or for something and someone more?

Regardless of whether we are new Christ-followers or old pew-warmers, we might find ourselves distracted and caught up with ideas, feelings, convictions, and activities that deviate from what is supposed to be the main point of our faith. Which is… 

As we explore the story of Paul and Eutychus this week, let us consider what the main point of our faith should be. And let us then commit to steering ourselves back to it.


  1. Suppose during a church service, someone suddenly had a heart attack and collapsed. What do you think should happen, and why?

  2. Read Acts 20:7-12. What is surprising about what Paul did? Would you recommend his actions as an example to follow? Why or why not?

  3. Take a breather, and explore the immediate context of Acts 20:7-12.

    Consider what occurs before and after this passage, paying particular attention to Acts 20:13-38. What is Paul concerned about? How is he feeling and why does he feel the way he does?

    (b) Revisit Acts 20:7, 11. Do you have a better understanding of what is in Paul’s mind and heart at this moment?

    (i) Why do you think Paul did what he did? How does he value the kingdom of God that he saw as the essence of his preaching (see Acts 20:24-25)?

    (ii) How did Paul demonstrate love in this passage?

    (iii) How did Paul’s actions challenge how we might see our faith, and how we might see love?

  4. Based on the passage, what is the main point of our faith? And what does it look like to live it out?


What is the main point of your faith? Is it about coming to church religiously every weekend? Is it about clocking our devotion time? Is it about serving in as many ministries as possible? Is it about personal piety or generic love?

All of these have their place and are great and needful. But following Christ means so much more. It means being willing to sacrifice all for the purposes of His Kingdom. And nothing less than that.


However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. – Acts 20:24 NIV