The same thing happened in Iconium. Paul and Barnabas entered the Jewish synagogue and spoke as they had before. As a result, a huge number of Jews and Greeks believed. 2 However, the Jews who rejected the faith stirred up the Gentiles, poisoning their minds against the brothers. 3 Nevertheless, Paul and Barnabas stayed there for quite some time, confidently speaking about the Lord. And the Lord confirmed the word about his grace by the signs and wonders he enabled them to perform. 4 The people of the city were divided—some siding with the Jews, others with the Lord’s messengers. 5 Then some Gentiles and Jews, including their leaders, hatched a plot to mistreat and stone Paul and Barnabas. 6 When they learned of it, these two messengers fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and the surrounding area, 7 where they continued to proclaim the good news. (Acts 14:1-7, CEB)
Even in the face of criticism Paul and Barnabas stayed and preached the message until they heard of a plot to be stoned did they leave.
Sometimes people will hear the message we bring with love and open ears and others will be stirred to hatred and not wanting to listen. Our mission is to share the good news and not make people hear or believe. There will be others behind us.
We are sharers of the message testifiers to Christ.
We do not change hearts, we bring good news.
So go every where and share the message of hope.
Love People, Love God.