...And the Lord proved their message was true by giving them power to do miraculous signs and wonders.
- one of the clearest statements about the reason for miracles.
- and the reactions sturred up in people are never lukwarm!
Acts 14:18 (NLT)
But even with these words, Paul and Barnabas could scarcely restrain the people from sacrificing to them.
Acts 14:19 (NLT)
Then some Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowds to their side. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of town, thinking he was dead.
Acts 14:27-28 (NLT)
Upon arriving in Antioch, they called the church together and reported everything God had done through them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles, too.  And they stayed there with the believers for a long time.
- Even today it can be a great blessing for a church to receive back and continue supporting missionaries. Without this kind of vital link to the work of the Holy Spirit in the world, many churches have fallen asleep