This chapter tells us a lot about Paul and Barnabbas and about being Christians in a non Christian world. The Christian message is both received and rejected. These men were both treated like gods and threatened with death. They had to convince some people that they were not gods. It didn’t take long for the same people to turn against them.
Paul and Barnabbas returned to several places they had been on their way back to Antioch. They wanted to encourage the new believers and appoint elders to lead those churches.
We should expect the same kind of treatment in our secular society. We should also make sure we have faithful leaders in our churches today.