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Acts 13:1-12 | Andrew Murch | There are several stories in the book of Acts that amaze, make you scratch your head, or simply reveal the wonder of God’s work. This text is one of those. What opens as a seemingly average “role call” already blows the mind (tip: “role calls” in the Bible are never random). Just verses ago we saw the raging of a Herod, and in this list we see a lifelong friend of Herod. Though this friendship is likely with the Herod we see in the early days of Jesus (Luke 3:1), the placement of this story cannot be accidental. It is in alignment with all of Acts where we see people and circumstances that were meant to stop the plan of God being redeemed to propel it! These list of names include a diversity of backgrounds and yet a unity in mission of Christ.