Acts 14:26-28
Acts 14:26 (KJB)
And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.
From the seaport of Attalia, they sailed back to Antioch in Syria where Paul and Barnabas were first separated unto the work by the Holy Spirit. This verse gives a good testimony to them as it states that they fulfilled the work. The first missionary journey was completed as they had gone to all the places the Lord had directed them to. What a great testimony that is for any Christian to be able to be told that the work the Lord gave them was fulfilled.
Acts 14:27 (KJB)
And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.
Rehearsed - Declared or announced
Paul and Barnabas had considered Antioch their home and since it was these Christians who had prayed with them before they left on their missionary journey, they now gathered all the church together and began to give them a report about the ministry God gave them in those areas and that through that ministry, how God had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles. The word of God was spreading rapidly in the Lyaconian and Galatian regions. Even though they had faced much opposition including Paul being stoned and left for dead at Lystra, they had emphasized the positive aspects of the journey that God was now spreading the Gospel though the Christians which Paul and Barnabas had met and those they led to the Lord. They had finished their journey with as much enthusiasm as when they had left.
Acts 14:28 (KJB)
And there they abode long time with the disciples.
After they had given the report of their journey, they then stayed with the church in Antioch, probably for couple of months or maybe even a year reprising their roles as teachers and preachers of the Gospel. It also gave them time to rest from their journey.