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Acts 13:13-52 | Andrew Murch | Anyone who has children or have interacted with children knows the meaning of “selective hearing.” However, it’s not isolated only to kids. We all have a propensity to hear what we want to hear and to ignore what we’re not willing to here. Throughout Jesus’ ministry and here in the book of Acts we have seen two kinds of people, people who will hear and receive the word of the Lord and people who refuse to hear the gospel. The great contrast is that those to whom the message should have been received, the Jews who were promised this messiah, rejected the message. Yet, those who have absolutely no reason to know Yahweh—the God of the universe—receive this message with joy. This pattern is seen again here in Paul’s sermon to the synagogue in Antioch.