25 Bible Verses About Missions and Evangelism
When we have good news, we should want to share it with the people that we care about. We also hope that they celebrate the good news with us.
The word “Gospel” means good news. The word comes from an announcement of victory that soldiers would bring back when they won a battle. They’d return to their towns and share the good news—their enemy was defeated and they won.
That’s exactly how we need to view the Gospel. It’s the good news of the victory that Jesus accomplished for us on the cross and through His resurrection.
Now, we have a responsibility to share that with as many people as possible.
Right before Jesus retuned to Heaven, He gave His disciples the Great Commission. The charge that we need to go into all the world and teach people the good news—the salvation that Jesus bought for us.
Whether you’re traveling to another country on a mission trip, or sharing the good news in your hometown and with your friends and family, getting some biblical encouragement is always helpful. I hope these verses about missions and evangelism help you and inspire you to boldly share the good news of Jesus with others.
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”Matthew 24:14 NKJV
“And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.’”Mark 16:15 NKJV
“‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen.”Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV
“And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.”John 12:32 NLT
“Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.”Matthew 8:10-11 NKJV
“And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.”Mark 13:10 NKJV
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”Romans 1:16 NIV
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”Acts 1:8 NKJV
“So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”John 20:12 NKJV
“I have seen your salvation, which you have prepared for all people. He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel!”Luke 2:30-32 NLT
“Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.’”Matthew 9:37-38 NKJV
“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands.”Revelation 7:9 NKJV
“And repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”Luke 24:47 NIV
“You know the saying, ‘Four months between planting and harvest.’ But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest.”John 4:35 NLT
“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’”Romans 10:14-15 NIV
“And you will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles.”Matthew 10:18 AMP
“Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices Will be accepted on My altar; For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”Isaiah 56:7 NKJV
“They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God.”Luke 13:29 NKJV
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”2 Peter 3:9 NIV
“Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people. Hold firmly to the word of life; then, on the day of Christ’s return, I will be proud that I did not run the race in vain and that my work was not useless. But I will rejoice even if I lose my life, pouring it out like a liquid offering to God, just like your faithful service is an offering to God. And I want all of you to share that joy.”Philippians 2:14-17 NLT
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”Luke 10:19 NKJV
“But the Lord said to him, ‘Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.’”Acts 9:15 NKJV
“But in every nation the person who fears God and does what is right [by seeking Him] is acceptable and welcomed by Him.”Acts 10:35 AMP
“And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.”1 John 2:2 NKJV
“And they sang a new song with these words: “You are worthy to take the scroll and break its seals and open it. For you were slaughtered, and your blood has ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.”Revelation 5:9 NLT