It has been an exciting first ministry tour for Paul and Barnabas. They have preached Christ through the Island of Cyprus as well as in Asia. Their preaching was met with open reception and hostile rejection. In Antioch of Pisidia they had to flee for their lives to Iconium. There half the city believed on Christ while the others rejected the Gospel and plotted to ambush Paul and Barnabas. They fled to Lystra where God enabled them to heal a crippled man. This caused a great stir in the town even to the point that the citizens began to worship Paul and Barnabas as gods. When they rejected this false worship, evil men who had travelled from Antioch and Iconium swayed the citizens against the preachers and Paul was stoned right in the streets. They left Lystra and headed for Derbe where they preached Christ and made disciples. They the preachers retraced their tour in order to strengthen the new disciples in their faith and establish leadership for the new church plants before returning to report to their home church in Antioch of Syria.