Read Acts 14 today.

This chapter includes more of Paul’s travels to share the good news of Jesus Christ in various places. Wherever he went, the response was varied. There were some people who readily accepted the message, while others rejected it completely.
I think one of the issues that hinders many from accepting the message is the whole idea of grace. No matter how many times we hear that it is a gift we do not deserve, we drift back to thinking one of two things:
Either, I have done something so good that I deserve it (I am basically a good person);
Or, I have not done anything so bad that I need it (I am basically a good person).
Both views are false, yet both are widely held. If a friend asked you to write an explanation of your experience of God’s grace, what would you write?
Acts 14:1-4 NLT
The same thing happened in Iconium. Paul and Barnabas went to the Jewish synagogue and preached with such power that a great number of both Jews and Greeks became believers. [2] Some of the Jews, however, spurned God’s message and poisoned the minds of the Gentiles against Paul and Barnabas. [3] But the apostles stayed there a long time, preaching boldly about the grace of the Lord. And the Lord proved their message was true by giving them power to do miraculous signs and wonders. [4] But the people of the town were divided in their opinion about them. Some sided with the Jews, and some with the apostles.