Having been beaten with canes and locked in a jail, Paul and Silas, likely unable to sleep because of their wounds, began praying then singing to the Lord. Satan could not silence their joy. What Hell feared was that these two men would continue to make converts and cast out demons in Philippi. But beating and jailing them did not work, they continued to reach lost souls. This is what Hell feared, and the two men converted their jailor and his household, baptizing them and leaving the city with a healthy church in Philippi.
Arriving where the Holy Spirit had sent them through a vision to Paul, they find women who assembled by the riverside to pray and there Paul made converts. As Paul and his group traveled the city a demon possessed girl followed them crying aloud some truth about their message, but truth from the devil must not be endorsed. Paul cast out the demon and as a result was persecuted by the people of Philippi. Here the clash between the Christian way and the way of the culture intensifies.
As Paul revisited churches in regions where he either previously ministered to or he and Barnabas established, he takes a young man named Timothy as a disciple, Timothy will remain with Paul till the end. Seeking where next to take the gospel, the Holy Spirit closes doors to the north and south, so they continue west and going as far as they can by land Paul receives a vision to cross the sea to Macedonia. Not only did Paul lead Silas and Timothy, but he himself was first lead by the Holy Spirit.
Paul and Barnabas returned to Antioch Syria after the Jerusalem council with a confirmation letter stating that Gentile Christians do not have to become Jewish in order to be saved by the Jewish Messiah Jesus Christ. They read the official letter to the church which was received with joy. Then Paul and Barnabas hotly contended with each other over follow up ministry in Galatia, which ended up in a temporary split between the two. They had served together through thick and thin times and would continue to serve the Lord in good times and bad. Paul went on to strengthen the churches in such a way that we still strengthens church today.