Tales From the Bible by Mike Southern

"Bored to Death"

Mike Southern
March 2019


I’m often surprised by the stories we find in the Bible, although it’s not always for the reasons you might think. We expect to read about dramatic conversions and life-changing miracles, but let’s be honest—we don’t expect those stories to be embarrassing or even, in some strange way, funny.

But it appears that God likes to remind us that, even after a couple of thousand years, people are still people… and even the legendary figures of the Bible aren’t exempt from the same problems we have today. It’s just that they handled them differently!

Even someone like the apostle Paul had “days like this.” This particular story comes from Acts 20:7-12.

"Bored to Death"

To read other Tales From the Bible select from the following


Samuel Chooses a New King

But That’s What You Prayed For!

How Daniel Got His Name Back

The Babbling Builders

The Man Caught by a Fish

The Prophet Who Captured an Arm

Two Men Go to War


A VERY Long Distance Call for Help

The First Tithe


The Choir That Sang a Victory

Sole Mates

The Lambs of God

What The Donkey Didn't Say

What Balaam DID Say

God's Troublemaker

Too Many Days in a Floating Zoo

Gideon Throws Out a Fleece

The Army That Was Too Big

The 40-Year Long Nightmare

Pharoah and the Army of Babies

So The Angel Said, "Shut Up and Believe!"

Just Seven Little Baths

Orders Are Orders

Walking Through the Waters...Again

Low Friends in High Places

The Voice of Reason

Some Advice From Dear Old Dad


Hoist With His Own Pitard

The Power of a Humble Heart

Just Old Dry Bones

The Big Committee Meeting

Big Hairy Hands

Sleeping On God's Doorstep

A Game of Thrones

The Men Who Wrote Nasty Letters

Spotted and Spotless, Light and Dark

Daddy's Gods Are Missing

The Warriors

Left Behind

The Army in the Tree Tops

The Last Ones to Know

No Magic Involved