- 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
- 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
- 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.