Acts 14:3 KJV
Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
When the word of God was preached some believed but some did not. And those unbelievers evil affected the minds against the brethren.
He stayed long speaking boldly in the Lord. The boldness must not have been that he stayed because a little later he and his team fled because of the danger. The boldness must have been the message that He preached and the anointing through which he preached.
Our message is not meant to be made palatable and easy to swallow. The purpose of our preaching is not supposed to be self help and how to do it. The message is to boldly confront unbelief with the word of God. What people need is to deal with unbelief and its influence upon us.