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25 Bible Verses about Missionaries

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Acts 13:1

In the church that was at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius the Cyrenian, Manaen, a close friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Acts 15:38

But Paul did not think it appropriate to take along this man who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone on with them to the work.

Luke 10:1

After this, the Lord appointed 70 others, and He sent them ahead of Him in pairs to every town and place where He Himself was about to go.

Luke 10:8

When you enter any town, and they welcome you, eat the things set before you.

Acts 15:39

There was such a sharp disagreement that they parted company, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed off to Cyprus.

Luke 9:3

“Take nothing for the road,” He told them, “no walking stick, no traveling bag, no bread, no money; and don’t take an extra shirt.

Isaiah 6:1-8

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, and His robe filled the temple. Seraphim were standing above Him; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another:Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts;
His glory fills the whole earth.read more.
The foundations of the doorways shook at the sound of their voices, and the temple was filled with smoke. Then I said:Woe is me for I am ruined
because I am a man of unclean lips
and live among a people of unclean lips,
and because my eyes have seen the King,
the Lord of Hosts. Then one of the seraphim flew to me, and in his hand was a glowing coal that he had taken from the altar with tongs. He touched my mouth with it and said:Now that this has touched your lips,
your wickedness is removed
and your sin is atoned for. Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying:Who should I send?
Who will go for Us?I said:Here I am. Send me.

Acts 12:25

After they had completed their relief mission, Barnabas and Saul returned to Jerusalem, taking along John who is called Mark.

Acts 13:13

Paul and his companions set sail from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia. John, however, left them and went back to Jerusalem.

Acts 13:23

“From this man’s descendants, according to the promise, God brought the Savior, Jesus, to Israel.

Acts 16:6

They went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia and were prevented by the Holy Spirit from speaking the message in Asia.

Acts 27:25

Therefore, take courage, men, because I believe God that it will be just the way it was told to me.

Acts 15:36

After some time had passed, Paul said to Barnabas, “Let’s go back and visit the brothers in every town where we have preached the message of the Lord and see how they’re doing.”

Matthew 10:5

Jesus sent out these 12 after giving them instructions: “Don’t take the road leading to other nations, and don’t enter any Samaritan town.

Acts 16:14

A woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God, was listening. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was spoken by Paul.

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Missionaries » In visiting and relieving the poor, the sick, &c

Leviticus 25:35

“If your brother becomes destitute and cannot sustain himself among you, you are to support him as a foreigner or temporary resident, so that he can continue to live among you.

More verses: 2 Corinthians 9:9

Missionaries » In aiding ministers in their labors

Romans 16:3

Give my greetings to Prisca and Aquila, my coworkers in Christ Jesus,

2 Corinthians 11:9

When I was present with you and in need, I did not burden anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my needs. I have kept myself, and will keep myself, from burdening you in any way.

Philippians 4:14-16

Still, you did well by sharing with me in my hardship. And you, Philippians, know that in the early days of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving except you alone. For even in Thessalonica you sent [gifts] for my need several times.

Romans 16:9

Greet Urbanus, our coworker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys.

3 John 1:6

They have testified to your love in front of the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God,

Missionaries » In holy conservation

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the righteous produces wisdom,
but a perverse tongue will be cut out.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge,
but not so the heart of fools.

Psalm 37:30

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom;
his tongue speaks what is just.

Missionaries » In teaching and exhorting

Psalm 51:13

Then I will teach the rebellious Your ways,
and sinners will return to You.

Missionaries » Encouragement to

James 5:19-20

My brothers, if any among you strays from the truth, and someone turns him back, he should know that whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his life from death and cover a multitude of sins.

Missionaries » In the family

Isaiah 38:19

The living, only the living can thank You,
as I do today;
a father will make Your faithfulness known to children.

Psalm 78:5-8

He established a testimony in Jacob and set up a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers to teach to their children so that a future generation- children yet to be born-might know. They were to rise and tell their children so that they might put their confidence in God and not forget God's works, but keep His commandments. read more.
Then they would not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not loyal and whose spirit was not faithful to God.

Missionaries » In talking of God and his works

Psalm 77:12

I will reflect on all You have done
and meditate on Your actions.

Psalm 71:24

Therefore, my tongue will proclaim
Your righteousness all day long,
for those who seek my harm
will be disgraced and confounded.

Psalm 119:27

Help me understand
the meaning of Your precepts
so that I can meditate on Your wonders.

Psalm 145:11-12

They will speak of the glory of Your kingdom and will declare Your might, informing [all] people of Your mighty acts and of the glorious splendor of Your kingdom.

Missionaries » With a willing heart

1 Chronicles 29:9

Then the people rejoiced because of their leaders’ willingness to give, for they had given to the Lord with a whole heart. King David also rejoiced greatly.

1 Chronicles 29:14

But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? For everything comes from You, and we have given You only what comes from Your own hand.

Exodus 35:29

So the Israelites brought a freewill offering to the Lord, all the men and women whose hearts prompted them to bring something for all the work that the Lord, through Moses, had commanded to be done.

Missionaries » In a holy example

1 Thessalonians 1:7

As a result, you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.

Missionaries » In seeking the edification of others

Missionaries » In their intercourse with the world

Philippians 2:15-16

so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world. Hold firmly the message of life. Then I can boast in the day of Christ that I didn't run in vain or labor for nothing.

Missionaries » In inviting others to embrace the gospel

Isaiah 2:3

and many peoples will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us about His ways
so that we may walk in His paths.”
For instruction will go out of Zion
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

John 1:46

“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Nathanael asked him.“Come and see,” Philip answered.

Missionaries » Women and children as well as men

Matthew 21:15-16

When the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonders that He did and the children in the temple complex cheering, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" they were indignant and said to Him, "Do You hear what these [children] are saying?" "Yes," Jesus told them. "Have you never read: You have prepared praise from the mouths of children and nursing infants "?

Missionaries » In admonishing others

Missionaries » In interceding for others

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us; for we are convinced that we have a clear conscience, wanting to conduct ourselves honorably in everything.

Missionaries » Illustrated

Matthew 25:14

“For it is just like a man going on a journey. He called his own slaves and turned over his possessions to them.

Missionaries » With a superabundant liberality

Exodus 36:5-7

and said to Moses, "The people are bringing more than is needed for the construction of the work the Lord commanded to be done." After Moses gave an order, they sent a proclamation throughout the camp: "Let no man or woman make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary." So the people stopped. The materials were sufficient for them to do all the work. There was more than enough.

2 Corinthians 8:3

I testify that, on their own, according to their ability and beyond their ability,

Missionaries » In reproving others

Leviticus 19:17

“You must not harbor hatred against your brother. Rebuke your neighbor directly, and you will not incur guilt because of him.

Missionaries » In preferring Christ above all relations

Missionaries » In old age

Deuteronomy 32:7

Remember the days of old;
consider the years long past.
Ask your father, and he will tell you,
your elders, and they will teach you.

Psalm 71:18

Even when I am old and gray,
God, do not abandon me.
Then I will proclaim Your power
to another generation,
Your strength to all who are to come.

Missionaries » In declaring what God has done for them

Psalm 66:16

Come and listen, all who fear God,
and I will tell what He has done for me.

Psalm 116:16-19

Lord, I am indeed Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your female servant. You have loosened my bonds. I will offer You a sacrifice of thanksgiving and will worship the Lord. I will fulfill my vows to the Lord, in the very presence of all His people, read more.
in the courts of the Lord's house- within you, Jerusalem. Hallelujah!

Missionaries » In youth

Psalm 148:12-13

young men as well as young women, old and young together. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted. His majesty covers heaven and earth.

Missionaries » In dedicating themselves to the service of God

Joshua 24:15

But if it doesn’t please you to worship Yahweh, choose for yourselves today the one you will worship: the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my family, we will worship Yahweh.”

Missionaries » From their calling as saints

Missionaries » An imperative duty

Judges 5:23

“Curse Meroz,” says the Angel of the Lord,
“Bitterly curse her inhabitants,
for they did not come to help the Lord,
to help the Lord against the mighty warriors.”

Luke 19:40

He answered, “I tell you, if they were to keep silent, the stones would cry out!”

Missionaries » Exemplified

Acts 11:19-20

Those who had been scattered as a result of the persecution that started because of Stephen made their way as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the message to no one except Jews. But there were some of them, Cypriot and Cyrenian men, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Hellenists, proclaiming the good news about the Lord Jesus.

Missionaries » In following Christ

Missionaries » The principle on which

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

For Christ's love compels us, since we have reached this conclusion: if One died for all, then all died. And He died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for the One who died for them and was raised.

Missionaries » However weak they may be

Missionaries » Messengers of hezekiah

2 Chronicles 30:6

So the couriers went throughout Israel and Judah with letters from the hand of the king and his officials, and according to the king’s command, saying, “Israelites, return to Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel so that He may return to those of you who remain, who have escaped from the grasp of the kings of Assyria.

Missionaries » In first giving their own selves to the lord

Missionaries » Exemplified » Hannah

1 Samuel 2:1-10

Hannah prayed: My heart rejoices in the Lord; my horn is lifted up by the Lord. My mouth boasts over my enemies, because I rejoice in Your salvation. There is no one holy like the Lord. There is no one besides You! And there is no rock like our God. Do not boast so proudly, or let arrogant [words] come out of your mouth, for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and actions are weighed by Him. read more.
The bows of the warriors are broken, but the feeble are clothed with strength. Those who are full hire themselves out for food, but those who are starving [hunger] no more. The barren woman gives birth to seven, but the woman with many sons pines away. The Lord brings death and gives life; He sends [some] to Sheol, and He raises [others] up. The Lord brings poverty and gives wealth; He humbles and He exalts. He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the garbage pile. He seats them with noblemen and gives them a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the Lord's; He has set the world on them. He guards the steps of His faithful ones, but the wicked are silenced in darkness, for a man does not prevail by [his own] strength. Those who oppose the Lord will be shattered; He will thunder in the heavens against them. The Lord will judge the ends of the earth. He will give power to His king; He will lift up the horn of His anointed.

Missionaries » In giving a reason for their faith

Exodus 12:26-27

When your children ask you, 'What does this ritual mean to you?' you are to reply, 'It is the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, for He passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and spared our homes.' " So the people bowed down and worshiped.

Missionaries » As faithful stewards

1 Peter 4:10-11

Based on the gift they have received, everyone should use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God. If anyone speaks, [his speech should be] like the oracles of God; if anyone serves, [his service should be] from the strength God provides, so that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To Him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Shadrach

Daniel 3:16-18

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied to the king, "Nebuchadnezzar, we don't need to give you an answer to this question. If the God we serve exists, then He can rescue us from the furnace of blazing fire, and He can rescue us from the power of you, the king. But even if He does not rescue us, we want you as king to know that we will not serve your gods or worship the gold statue you set up."

Missionaries » The zeal of hypocrites should provoke to

Matthew 23:15

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to make one proselyte, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as fit for hell as you are!

Missionaries » The zeal of idolaters should provoke to

Jeremiah 7:18

The sons gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven, and they pour out drink offerings to other gods so that they provoke Me to anger.

Missionaries » In joyfully suffering for Christ

Missionaries » In openly confessing Christ

Missionaries » In encouraging the weak

Isaiah 35:3-4

Strengthen the weak hands, steady the shaking knees! Say to the faint-hearted: "Be strong; do not fear! Here is your God; vengeance is coming. God's retribution is coming; He will save you."

Missionaries » Exemplified » Barnabas

Acts 4:36-37

Joseph, a Levite and a Cypriot by birth, whom the apostles named Barnabas, which is translated Son of Encouragement, sold a field he owned, brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Andrew

John 1:41-42

He first found his own brother Simon and told him, "We have found the Messiah!" (which means "Anointed One"), and he brought [Simon] to Jesus. When Jesus saw him, He said, "You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Cephas" (which means "Rock").

Missionaries » In showing forth God's praises

Missionaries » In holy boldness

Psalm 119:46

I will speak of Your decrees before kings
and not be ashamed.

Missionaries » In holy conduct

Missionaries » Exemplified » Captive maid

2 Kings 5:3

She said to her mistress, “If only my master would go to the prophet who is in Samaria, he would cure him of his skin disease.”

Missionaries » Noah

Missionaries » Blessedness of

Missionaries » Exemplified » Apollos

Acts 18:25

This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught the things about Jesus accurately, although he knew only John’s baptism.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Aquila

Acts 18:26

He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. After Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him home and explained the way of God to him more accurately.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Leper

Luke 17:15

But one of them, seeing that he was healed, returned and, with a loud voice, gave glory to God.

Missionaries » Apollos

Acts 18:24

A Jew named Apollos, a native Alexandrian, an eloquent man who was powerful in the use of the Scriptures, arrived in Ephesus.

Missionaries » Christ

Missionaries » In hating life for Christ

Missionaries » After the example of Christ

Missionaries » Exemplified » Restored demoniac

Mark 5:20

So he went out and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and they were all amazed.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Woman of samaria

Missionaries » Exemplified » Philip

John 1:46

“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Nathanael asked him.“Come and see,” Philip answered.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Anna

Luke 2:38

At that very moment, she came up and began to thank God and to speak about Him to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.

Missionaries » Peter

Acts 15:7

After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them: “Brothers, you are aware that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the gospel message and believe.

Missionaries » In forsaking all for Christ

Luke 5:11

Then they brought the boats to land, left everything, and followed Him.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Joanna

Luke 8:3

Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward; Susanna; and many others who were supporting them from their possessions.

Missionaries » Members of the early church

Topics on Missionaries

Missionaries, Call Of

19;96;2-3

Sing to Yahweh, praise His name;
proclaim His salvation from day to day.

Missionaries, Support For

40;10;17-23

Because people will hand you over to sanhedrins and flog you in their synagogues, beware of them.

Missionaries, Task Of

45;10;14-15

But how can they call on Him they have not believed in? And how can they believe without hearing about Him? And how can they hear without a preacher?

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