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!
entreat therefore the Lord of the harvest, to send forth labourers into his harvest.
Jesus having called his twelve disciples, he gave them power to cast out unclean spirits, and to heal diseases and disorders of every kind.
and Jesus came, and said to them, all power has been given me in heaven and in earth.
After this the Lord nominated seventy disciples more, and sent them before by two and two, into all the cities, and towns, where he himself design'd to go.
then said Jesus to them again, "peace be with you: as my father hath sent me, even so send I you."
go, said the Lord to him: for he is the instrument I have chosen, to bear my name to the Gentiles, to kings, and to the children of Israel.
as they were ministring to the Lord, and fasting, the holy spirit said to them, separate me Barnabas and Saul, for the work to which I have destin'd them.
but the Lord said to me, "be gone, for I will send you far hence, even to the Gentiles."
1 Corinthians 12:28
which God has placed in the church, first apostles, next prophets, then teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, assistants, governours, interpreters of languages.
2 Corinthians 5:18
Now this is all owing to God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath made us the ministers of this reconciliation;
upon me, who am the meanest of all christians, is this favour bestowed, that I should proclaim to the Gentiles the undiscoverable advantages by Christ;
It is he then that made some, apostles: some, prophets: some, evangelists: and others, pastors, and teachers:
1 Peter 1:12
and were answer'd, that it was not they, but we, who were concern'd in the events which they predicted, events which have been now represented to you by those, whom the holy spirit from heaven inspired to preach the gospel to you: a secret which the angels desire to penetrate into.
but the angel said to them, be not afraid, I am only come to bring you great news, which will be matter of joy to you and to the whole world.
After this Jesus went about, preaching to every city and village, proclaiming the reign of the Messias, attended by his twelve apostles,
It is to you, my brethren, who are the children of Abraham, and to all who fear God among you, that this salutary news is sent.