Acts 14:1-7

At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Greeks believed. But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the other Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the message of his grace by enabling them to perform signs and wonders. The people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews, others with the apostles. There was a plot afoot among both Gentiles and Jews, together with their leaders, to mistreat them and stone them. But they found out about it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding country, where they continued to preach the gospel.

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One response to “Acts 14:1-7

  1. They shared the Gospel, and people were saved. Yet others refused the good news and sought to harm the messengers. Their resistance led to God confirming the message of grace and salvation with signs and wonders. More believed.

    His plans are not without conflict and adversity. But He gives grace and uses the opposition to show His power in the earth.

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