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Theasaurus: Missionaries

25 Bible Verses about Missionaries

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Acts 13:1

Now there were in the congregation that was at Antioch prophets and teachers: Barnabas and Simeon that was called Niger and Lucius of Cyrene and Manaen, who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Acts 15:38

But Paul thought it not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia and did not go with them to the work.

Luke 10:1

After these things the Lord appointed another seventy also and sent them two by two before his face into every city and place where he himself would come.

Luke 10:8

And into whatever city ye enter and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you

Acts 15:39

And the contention was so sharp between them that they departed asunder one from the other, and so Barnabas took Mark and sailed unto Cyprus;

Luke 9:3

And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey: neither staves nor provision bag, neither bread, neither money, neither have two coats apiece.

Isaiah 6:1-8

In the year that king Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims; each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried out unto another and said, Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of the hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.read more.
And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. Then I said, Woe is me! for I am dead because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of the hosts. Then one of the seraphim flew unto me, having a live coal in his hand which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth and said, Behold, this has touched thy lips; and it shall take away thy guilt, and thy sin shall be cleansed. After this, I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I answered, Here am I; send me.

Acts 12:25

And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark.

Acts 13:13

Now when Paul and his company sailed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia; then John, departing from them, returned to Jerusalem.

Acts 13:23

Of this man's seed has God according to his promise raised up Jesus as Saviour unto Israel:

Acts 16:6

Now passing through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia;

Acts 27:25

Therefore, sirs, be of good cheer; for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

Acts 15:36

And some days after, Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord and see how they do.

Matthew 10:5

These twelve Jesus sent forth and commanded them, saying, Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter into any city of the Samaritans,

Acts 16:14

Then a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, who feared God, heard us, whose heart the Lord opened that she attended unto the things which were spoken by Paul.

Psalm 96:1

O sing unto the LORD a new song; sing unto the LORD, all the earth.

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

Leviticus 25:35

And if thy brother becomes poor and comes unto thee, then thou shalt receive him; as a stranger, or a sojourner, he shall live with thee.

More verses: 2 Corinthians 9:9

Missionaries » In aiding ministers in their labors

Romans 16:3

Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus

2 Corinthians 11:9

And when I was present with you and had need, I was not a burden to any of you, for that which was lacking to me was supplied by the brethren which came from Macedonia; and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.

Philippians 4:14-16

Notwithstanding ye have done well, that ye did communicate with my tribulation. Now ye Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel when I departed from Macedonia, no congregation communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.

Romans 16:9

Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved.

3 John 1:6

who have borne witness of thy charity before the congregation , whom if thou wilt help them as is convenient according to God, thou shalt do well;

Missionaries » In holy conservation

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the just shall bring forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut out.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise disperse wisdom, but the heart of the foolish does not so.

Psalm 37:30

Pe The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue brings forth judgment.

Missionaries » In teaching and exhorting

Psalm 51:13

Then I will teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

Missionaries » Encouragement to

James 5:19-20

Brethren, if any of you have erred from the truth, and someone should convert him; let that one know, that whosoever causes the sinner to convert from the error of his way shall save a soul from death and shall cover a multitude of sins.

Proverbs 11:25

The soul who is a blessing unto others shall be made fat, and he that fills shall be filled also himself.

1 Corinthians 1:27

but rather God has chosen that which is the foolishness of the world to confound the wise, and God has chosen that which is the weakness of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;

Missionaries » In the family

Isaiah 38:19

He who lives, he who lives, even he shall confess thee, as I do this day; the father to the sons shall make known thy truth.

Psalm 78:5-8

For he established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their sons: That the generation to come might know them, even the sons which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their sons that they might set their hope in God and not forget the works of God but keep his commandments read more.
and might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that did not set their heart aright and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.

Missionaries » In talking of God and his works

Psalm 77:12

I meditated also on all thy works and spoke of thy doings.

Psalm 71:24

In the same manner my tongue shall talk of thy righteousness every day, for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

Psalm 119:27

Make me to understand the way of thy precepts; so I shall meditate of thy wondrous works.

Psalm 145:11-12

Caph They speak of the glory of thy kingdom and talk of thy power, Lamed to make known to the sons of Adam his mighty acts and the glory of the magnificence of his kingdom.

Missionaries » With a willing heart

1 Chronicles 29:9

Then the people rejoiced to have offered willingly because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD. Likewise, David the king rejoiced with great joy

Exodus 35:29

Of the sons of Israel, men and women, all that had a willing heart to bring for all the work, which the Lord had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses, brought a voluntary offering unto the LORD.

Missionaries » In a holy example

1 Thessalonians 1:7

So that ye have become examples to all that have believed in Macedonia and Achaia.

Missionaries » In seeking the edification of others

Missionaries » In their intercourse with the world

Philippians 2:15-16

that ye may be blameless and innocent, children of God without rebuke in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, that I may glory in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

Missionaries » In inviting others to embrace the gospel

Isaiah 2:3

And many peoples shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for out of Zion shall go forth the law and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

John 1:46

And Nathanael said unto him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip said unto him, Come and see.

Missionaries » Women and children as well as men

Matthew 21:15-16

But when the princes of the priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did and the children crying out in the temple and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David, they were sore displeased and said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus said unto them, Yes; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of children and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

Missionaries » In admonishing others

Missionaries » In interceding for others

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience in all things desiring to conduct ourselves well.

Missionaries » Illustrated

Matthew 25:14

For it is like a man travelling into a far country, who called his own slaves and delivered unto them his goods.

Missionaries » With a superabundant liberality

Exodus 36:5-7

and they spoke with Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the work of the ministry which the LORD commanded to make. And Moses commanded it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing, for they had abundant material for all the work; more than enough to make it with.

2 Corinthians 8:3

For to their power, I bear record, and even beyond their power they were willing of themselves,

Missionaries » In reproving others

Leviticus 19:17

Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart; thou shalt rebuke thy neighbour in sincerity, that thou not bear sin for him.

Missionaries » In preferring Christ above all relations

Missionaries » In old age

Deuteronomy 32:7

Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask thy father, and he will show thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee;

Psalm 71:18

Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not until I have showed the strength of thy arm unto the next generation and thy power to every one that is to come,

Missionaries » In declaring what God has done for them

Psalm 66:16

Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he has done unto my soul.

Psalm 116:16-19

This is so, O LORD, because I am thy slave; I am thy slave, the son of thine handmaid; thou hast loosed my bonds. I will offer unto thee the sacrifice of praise and will invoke the name of the LORD. I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people, read more.
in the courts of the LORD's house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Halelu-JAH.

Missionaries » In youth

Psalm 148:12-13

both young men and maidens, the old with the children, Let them praise the name of the LORD; for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above earth and heavens.

Psalm 71:17

O God, thou hast taught me from my youth and until now; I shall manifest thy wondrous works.

Missionaries » In dedicating themselves to the service of God

Joshua 24:15

And if it seems evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the river or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Missionaries » From their calling as saints

Missionaries » An imperative duty

Judges 5:23

Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof because they did not come to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.

Luke 19:40

And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that if these should be silent, the stones would immediately cry out.

Missionaries » Exemplified

Acts 11:19-20

Now those who were scattered abroad by the tribulation that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice and Cyprus and Antioch, preaching the word to no one except only unto the Jews. And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they came into Antioch, spoke unto the Greeks, preaching the gospel of the Lord Jesus.

Missionaries » In following Christ

Missionaries » The principle on which

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

For the charity of the Christ constrains us because we judge thus: that if one died for all, then all are dead: And that he died for all that those who live should not live from now on unto themselves, but unto him who died and rose again for them.

Missionaries » However weak they may be

1 Corinthians 1:27

but rather God has chosen that which is the foolishness of the world to confound the wise, and God has chosen that which is the weakness of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;

Missionaries » Messengers of hezekiah

2 Chronicles 30:6

So the posts went with the letters from the hand of the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye sons of Israel, return unto the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.

Missionaries » In first giving their own selves to the lord

Missionaries » Exemplified » Hannah

1 Samuel 2:1-10

And Hannah prayed and said, My heart rejoices in the LORD, my horn is exalted in the LORD; my mouth is enlarged over my enemies because I have rejoiced in thy saving health. There is none holy as the LORD, for there is none beside thee; neither is there any strong One like our God. Do not multiply thyself speaking great and lofty things; let arrogant words cease from your mouth, for the LORD is the all-knowing God, and the magnificent works are his. read more.
The bows of the mighty men have been broken, and the weak are girded with strength. Those that were full have hired themselves out for bread, and those that were hungry ceased so that the barren has given birth to seven, and she that has many children is waxed feeble. The LORD kills, and he gives life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up. The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and lifts up. He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill to set them among princes and to make them inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and he has set the world upon them. He keeps the feet of his saints, and the wicked perish in darkness, for no man shall prevail by their own strength. LORD, thine adversaries shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven he shall thunder upon them. The LORD shall judge the ends of the earth, and he shall give strength unto his king and exalt the horn of his anointed.

Missionaries » In giving a reason for their faith

Exodus 12:26-27

And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What do you mean by this service? That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD's passover, who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians and delivered our houses. Then the people bowed and worshipped.

Missionaries » As faithful stewards

1 Peter 4:10-11

Let each one according to the gift that he has received, administer it unto the others, as a good steward of the diverse graces of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God; if anyone ministers, let them do it according to the virtue which God gives, that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus, the Christ, unto whom is glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Shadrach

Daniel 3:16-18

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to King Nebuchadnezzar, We are not careful to answer thee in this matter. Behold, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not worship thy god, nor honour the statue which thou hast raised up.

Missionaries » The zeal of hypocrites should provoke to

Matthew 23:15

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more a son of hell than yourselves.

Missionaries » The zeal of idolaters should provoke to

Jeremiah 7:18

The sons gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough to make cakes to the queen of heaven and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods that they may provoke me to anger.

Missionaries » In joyfully suffering for Christ

Missionaries » In openly confessing Christ

Missionaries » In encouraging the weak

Isaiah 35:3-4

Comfort ye the tired hands and strengthen the knees that tremble. Say to those that are of a fearful heart, Be comforted, fear not; behold, your God comes with vengeance, with recompense; God himself will come and save you.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Barnabas

Acts 4:36-37

Then Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation), a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, having land, sold it and 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 said unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jonah: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

Missionaries » In showing forth God's praises

Missionaries » In holy boldness

Psalm 119:46

I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings and will not be ashamed.

Missionaries » In holy conduct

Missionaries » Exemplified » Captive maid

2 Kings 5:3

And she said unto her mistress, If my lord would ask the prophet that is in Samaria, he would remove his leprosy.

Missionaries » Noah

Missionaries » Blessedness of

Missionaries » Exemplified » Apollos

Acts 18:25

This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spoke and taught diligently the things of the Lord, teaching only in the baptism of John.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Aquila

Acts 18:26

And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Aquila and Priscilla had heard him, they took him unto them and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Leper

Luke 17:15

Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back and with a loud voice glorified God

Missionaries » Apollos

Acts 18:24

And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.

Missionaries » Christ

Missionaries » In hating life for Christ

Missionaries » After the example of Christ

Missionaries » Exemplified » Restored demoniac

Mark 5:20

And he went and began to publish in Decapolis what great things Jesus had done with him, and everyone marveled.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Woman of samaria

Missionaries » Exemplified » Philip

John 1:46

And Nathanael said unto him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip said unto him, Come and see.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Anna

Luke 2:38

And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord and spoke of him to all those that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

Missionaries » Peter

Acts 15:7

And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God chose that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel and believe.

Missionaries » In forsaking all for Christ

Luke 5:11

And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all and followed him.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Joanna

Luke 8:3

and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who ministered unto him of their substance.

Missionaries » Members of the early church

Topics on Missionaries

Missionaries, Call Of

Psalm 96:2-3

Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; show forth his saving health from day to day.

Missionaries, Support For

Matthew 10:17-23

But keep yourselves from men, for they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;

Missionaries, Task Of

Romans 10:14-15

How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?