Crowd pleasure and displeasure is a fickle thing. Acts, 14. They want to present a pleasing front to the world and they want to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.
Timothy resided in Lystra Acts 16: At that point, the local population turned on them, stoning Paul and leaving him for dead. Remember, Paul and Barnabas start among the Jews of each new community. All men of faith share the blessing of Abraham who "believed God".
Luke is very brief in his description of their time in Derbe. As always, try to set aside preconceived notions and consider the passage at face value. I carry on my scarred body from the persecution suffered during his missionary journeys the marks of my owner, the Lord Jesus. Perhaps for the first time in his missionary work, Paul was reaching Gentiles with the gospel of Christ without approaching them through the common ground of Judaism.
He has to obey a guardian or trustee until the time which his father has chosen for him to receive his inheritance.
This entry was posted in 09 - First Missionary Journey. The miracle itself did not save anyone.
When, therefore, James, Peter and John who were the recognised "pillars" of the church there - the brother of Jesus, and the two apostles saw how God had given me his grace, they held out to Barnabas and me the right hand of fellowship, in full agreement that our mission was to the Gentiles and theirs to the Jews.
My visit on this occasion was by divine command, and I gave a full exposition of the Gospel which I preach among the Gentiles. Indeed, in II Timothy 3: By faith we are rescued from the Law and become sons of God. In fact, the people wanted to offer them sacrifices. They did not go into the cities to do miracles.
To him be glory for ever and ever!