Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
So pray to the owner of the harvest to send reapers to gather it."
Then he called his twelve disciples to him, and gave them power over the foul spirits so that they could drive them out, and so that they could heal any disease or illness.
And Jesus came up to them and said, "Full authority in heaven and on the earth has been given to me.
After this the Master appointed seventy-two others, and sent them on before him, two by two, to every town or place to which he intended to come.
Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you! Just as my Father sent me forth so I now send you."
The Lord said to him, "Go! This man is the means I have chosen for carrying my name among the heathen and their kings, and among the descendants of Israel.
As they were engaged in worshiping the Lord and in fasting, the holy Spirit said, "Set Barnabas and Saul apart for me, for the work to which I have called them."
But he said to me, 'Go! I will send you far away to the heathen.' "
1 Corinthians 12:28
And God has placed people in the church, first as apostles, second as inspired preachers, third as teachers, then wonder-workers; then come ability to cure the sick, helpfulness, administration, ecstatic speaking.
2 Corinthians 5:18
All this comes from God, who through Christ has reconciled me to himself, and has commissioned me to proclaim this reconciliation??19 how God through Christ reconciled the world to himself, refusing to count men's offenses against them, and intrusted me with the message of reconciliation.
To me, the very least of all his people, this favor has been given, of preaching to the heathen the inexhaustible wealth of the Christ,
And he has given us some men as apostles, some as prophets, some as missionaries, some as pastors and teachers,
1 Peter 1:12
It was disclosed to them that they were serving not themselves but you in dealing with these things, which have now been told you by those who through the holy Spirit sent from heaven brought you the good news; things into which angels long to look!
The angel said to them, "Do not be frightened, for I bring you good news of a great joy that is to be felt by all the people,
Soon afterward he went about among the villages and towns preaching and telling the good news of the Kingdom of God. The Twelve went with him,
Brothers! Descendants of the house of Abraham, and those others among you who reverence God! It is to us that this message of salvation has been sent.