A C T S.
We have, in this chapter, a further account of the
progress of the gospel, by the ministry of Paul and Barnabas among
the Gentiles; it goes on conquering and to conquer, yet meeting
with opposition, as before, among the unbelieving Jews. Here is, I.
Their successful preaching of the gospel for some time at Iconium,
and their being driven thence by the violence of their persecutors,
both Jews and Gentiles, and forced into the neighbouring countries,
ver. 1-7. II. Their
healing a lame man at Lystra, and the profound veneration which the
people conceived of them thereupon, which they had much ado to keep
from running into an extreme, ver.
8-18. III. The outrage of the people against Paul, at
the instigation of the Jews, the effect of which was that they
stoned him, as they thought, to death; but he was wonderfully
restored to life, ver. 19,
20. IV. The visit which Paul and Barnabas made to the
churches which they had planted, to confirm them, and put them into
order, ver. 21-23. V.
They return to Antioch, whence they were sent forth; the good they
did by the way, and the report they made to the church of Antioch
of their expedition, and, if I may so say, of the campaign they had
made, ver. 24-28.