Verses on missions: Christian global missions in the Bible

"We must choose this day whether we will hide our eyes from the need and close our ears to the call or whether we will tackle with new decisiveness, mixed with humility and devotion, the unchanging command of a faithful God who is still seeking."
   — Ralph Winter in Faithful in Christ Jesus: A mission reader

globeHarvest passages: 80 New Testament verses on missions

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Are you working on a missionary sermon or message? Do you have to do a Bible study on missions? Has someone asked the question: Why missions? Why should I be concerned about the global harvest of souls?

Sacred scripture is full of explicit as well as implicit references to God's will for world evangelism. Most evangelical believers know the Great Commission: "Go ye into all the world."

The Great Commission is only one reason for God's people to be doing global mission. There are lots of other missions verses in God's Word. Here is a partial listing of missionary scriptures — scriptures concerning missions — from the New Testament. Use these to encourage a clear missionary vision. Several of the passages have links to where they are cited on other pages of this web site.

Some of these Bible phrases relating to missions would make great Faith Promise convention themes.

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New Testament and Christian missions

Is missions really in the Old Testament? 120 Old Testament passages on world missions

Into whatever groups we divide humanity — races, nations, languages, cultures — it is clear that God loves all of them and wants people from all those groupings to be reconciled to Him.

In top line blessings/bottom line responsibilities categories of Don Richardson and Bob Sjogren, many of these scriptures are of the bottom line responsibility type.

"The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest" — Luke 10:2 (New King James Version)

Page of missions slogans, classic scripture passages and faces from the "crowd of witnesses": PDF format

The barbarians become Christian

hereIn the years 400-800 the Germanic tribes of central Europe turned to Christ in massive numbers. [ read more ]

SNU missions course materials and syllabi

Cultural Anthropology    Introduction to Missions    Linguistics    Missions Strategies    Modern Missionary Movement (History of  Missions)    Nazarene Missions    Church Growth and Christian Missions    Theology of Missions    Traditional Religions    World Religions
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