When the Gospel goes out on the last leg we rejoice in God overcoming suffering to open hearts.
When the Gospel goes out to Lystra all of this resistance culminates in stoning and being left for dead.
When the Gospel goes out to Iconium, it runs into resistance from traditional, institutional, and separatist church.
When the Gospel leaves Jerusalem for Pisidian Antioch, the church stands in radical opposition to the power and privilege in the rest of culture.
Paul goes to Cyprus during his first missionary journey to spread the Gospel and the first thing he runs into is opposition from the “son of the devil.”