Nov 28, 2017
Iconium is 80 miles from Antioch of Pisidia in the Roman province of Galatia. (Paul’s first letter, about AD 49 will be written to the churches in Galatia) The apostles are not discouraged, though forced out of Antioch. They take the Roman road to Iconium. As usual, they go first to the synagogue and speak in such a way that many believe in Jesus as Messiah. Opposition arises again. Still they remain for a considerable period of time and boldly presented the Gospel. Hearing of a plot to abuse, even stone them, the apostles flee Lystra and Derby, cities of Lycaonia. On their way, they continue to preach.