Missions: The Heart of God

World evangelism verses

Is world missions on God's heart? How passionate is God about evangelizing the lost people groups of the world?

Check out these brief (500 words or less) articles or reflections on Bible passages relevant to global missions. These were published as a series or regular column in Engage magazine, the online missions magazine or ezine of Nazarene Missions International

Articles translated into Spanish | Traducciones a español
    Translated by Jose Samuel Merida

  1. Missions declaration from the Cross? — Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34 ( also Psalm 22, Matthew 28:19-20)  | en español
  2. No room for "all nations" — Matthew 21:13, Mark 11:17, and Luke 19:46 ( also Isaiah 56:7, Jeremiah 7:11, Mark 16:15, Acts 1:8, 1 John 2:2)
  3. Is missions first local and then global or all at once? — Acts 1:8 (also Matthew 28, Mark 16:15, Acts 8, Acts 15)
  4. A call to mission at Sinai — Exodus 19:5-6 (also Genesis 12:1-3, 18:18, 22:18, 28:14, Exodus 28, Isaiah 49:6, 2 Corinthians 5:18, Galatians 3:7)
  5. From farthest East to farthest West — Psalm 113:3 (also Exodus 19, Psalm 50:12, Isaiah 45:6, 59:19, Matthew 28:19-20)
  6. Blessed to be a blessing — Genesis 22:18 and Galatians 3:7 (also Genesis 3:15, 12:1-3, 17, 18, 22, Matthew 28:19-20, Galatians 3:8)
  7. More than "a place in the country" — Genesis 12:1, 15:8 (also Exodus 19:6, Isaiah 42:6, 49:6 and Acts 13:47)
  8. Carrying out God's plan — Acts 13:47 (also Isaiah 42:6, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8 and Galatians 3:7, 29)
  9. Jonah's attitude problem — Jonah 1:2-3 (also Jonah 4:11)


     
  10. Looking across the finish line Revelation 7:9 (also Genesis 11, 12:3, 22:18, Isaiah 49:6, Matthew 24:14 and Acts 1:8)
  11. Good News to all people Luke 2:10 (also Joshua 2, Psalm 67:2, 98:2-3, Isaiah 49:6, 52:10 and Luke 2:30-32)
  12. Nothing left but the covers Genesis 1:1 (also Jonah 2:8, Acts 14:15, Romans 1:25, Revelation 4:11 and 14:7)
  13. How can they believe in whom they have not heard? Romans 10:14 (also Romans 10:12 and Isaiah 52)
  14. Proclaiming to every island of the sea Isaiah 24:15 and Isaiah 42:12
  15. Your Kingdom come Matthew 6:10 (also Jonah 2:8, Matthew 9:38, Matthew and 28:19-20)
  16. Loving all people -- even foreigners Deuteronomy 10:19 (also Genesis 12:3 and 1 John 4:8)
  17. What's the hurry John 4:35 (also references to Matthew 9 and Luke 10)
  18. Heart of God: hope Psalm 65:5 (also Acts 1:8 and Colossians 3:12)
  19. Make known among the nations Psalm 105:1
  20. Sent John 20:21 (also Luke 19:10, John 1:14, Galatians 2:20 and Colossians 1:17)
  21. Among the Nations Psalm 18:49 (also Matthew 28:19-20)
  22. The Regions Beyond 2 Corinthians 10:16
  23. For All Peoples Zephaniah 3:9 (also Genesis 12:3, Psalm 16:4, Hosea 2:17, John 3:16, Acts 8, 10-11, 16, Romans 10:14 and Revelation 7:9)
  24. Parable of the Mustard Seed Matthew 13:32
  25. The way Isaiah ends Isaiah 66:18-19 (also Isaiah 6:1-8, Isaiah chapters 7, 9, 11, 35, 40, 53 and 65, Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15 and Acts 1:8)
  26. Revelation's Promise Revelation 21:23-24 (also Genesis 12:3, 18:18, 28:14, Isaiah 60:3, John 8:12, Revelation 7:9, 7:9, and 14:6)
  27. Heart of God: Psalm 9:11 (also Psalm 18:49, Psalm 105:1, John 3:16, and Matthew 28:19-20)
  28. Tell everyone, everywhere Mark 16:15 (also Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 24:46-48, John 20:21 and Acts 1:8)
  29. Keeping track of everyone Psalm 87:6 (also Exodus 32:32, 1 Chronicles 16:24, Psalm 69:28, Matthew 24:14, Luke 12:7, and Revelation 7:9)
  30. The Heart of God: Lost Sheep Luke 15:4 (also Acts 1:8)
  31. Light to the Gentiles Acts 13:47 (also Isaiah 42:6, 49:6, Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 2:28-32 and Acts 1:8)
  32. Purpose Driven Life Galatians 3:14 (also Matthew 28:19-20)
  33. Missions exist because worship doesn't Psalm 48:10
  34. Signs of the coming End Times Matthew 24:14
  35. Recruiting for the Choir Psalm 68:32 (also Matthew 28:19-20 and Romans 10:14)
  36. Great Commission: Suggestion or Command? Mtthew 28:19-20
  37. Matthew 28:19-20 (also Genesis 12:3, Isaiah 49:6 and Revelation 7:9)

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