23 Helpful Bible Verses for Outreach

Bible Verses For Outreach

Do you know the 23 Bible verses for outreach? There are many times when we’re asked for a Bible verse for outreach, and it can be overwhelming to think of every situation that could arise.

I have written this list of Scriptures for you. This will help you share the Word with others at a time that God has planned for you.

Bible Verses for Outreach

The Biblical mandate for outreach ministry is to perform the mission God has given us to share the Good News of Salvation and encourage others. But we live in a world where evangelism is often equated with loud-talking, abrasive, aggressive, or even violent encounters.

This section will help you develop a strong foundation in understanding Christian outreach through a series of twenty-three Bible verses.

Mark 16:15 – Go and proclaim the Gospel to all the world.

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

Mark 16:15 (ESV)

Mark 16_15

Jesus told us to go and proclaim the Gospel to all the world. The last directive Christ gave to the infant church was evangelization, and they were given the missionary mandate to preach the Gospel to every person on earth when commissioned.

All who would put their trust in Christ were freed from sin and death, and Christ’s commission to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” is still valid today. “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age,” He further vowed.

Jeremiah 1:7 – We are sent with God’s words on our lips.

But the LORD said to me,Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’;for to all to whom I send you, you shall go,and whatever I command you, you shall speak.

Jeremiah 1:7 (ESV)

Jeremiah 1_7

Jeremiah was not to worry about the message he was to bring since the words would be supplied from above – at the appropriate time, like all those called, chosen, picked, or sent.

Jesus Himself reaffirmed that when we are sent with God’s words on our lips, the Spirit of our Father speaks through us and not us ourselves.

No matter where the Lord leads, we may be ready to follow His strength, trusting His grace is adequate, and His power is perfect in our feeble and submissive vessels.

Romans 10:14 – It is our responsibility.

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?

Romans 10:14 (ESV)

Romans 10_14

Regardless of how unique the Gospel of Christ may be, unless lost souls are presented with the truth about sin and Salvation… and unless the good news of the Gospel of grace is preached universally, men and women, boys and girls, rich and poor, Jews and Gentiles alike, will remain dead in their trespasses and sins.

All of God’s children have a responsibility to be light in this dark world, God’s witnesses to those who are lost in their sins, a testimony of God’s grace to those who are dead in their sins, and a messenger of hope to those who are without hope in the world.

Not all of us may be called to the office of evangelist or preacher, but every one of us has this responsibility.

2 Timothy 4:2 – To preach the Word is to preach the truth.

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching

2 Timothy 4:2 (ESV)

2 Timothy 4_2 (2)

We are urged to preach or elucidate the Bible and are commanded to preach or declare the truth of the Bible because, as we preach, Christ was crucified, and the Word is life and light, hope, and peace.

Without any exception, to preach the Word is to preach the truth, and to proclaim the truth of God’s Word is to preach Christ with patience and teaching.

Acts 1:8 – The Church’s mission.

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Acts 1:8 (ESV)

Acts 1_8

The mission of the Church today is still to travel into the globe as Christ’s witnesses. Members of Christ’s body have been stationed as witnesses not just in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria but also in Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, and every far-flung region of the globe.

Today, in the location where God has placed you and me, we are His witnesses. To proclaim the magnificent message of Christ to anyone God puts in our way, may we be willing to die to self, live to Christ, and be directed by the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 25:35-40 – Share the Gospel in any way possible.

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Matthew 25:35-40 (ESV)

Matthew 25_35-40

The hallmarks of God’s kingdom, mercy, love, and compassion, are what He desires to overflow in our lives.

As His disciples, we can either follow Him in responding to the most pressing needs of our day with love and hope, or we might react to unpleasant truths in fear and withdrawal.

By his grace, God asked us to reach out to people worldwide and share the Gospel in any way possible through the person of his son, Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 4:2 – Preaching God’s Word.

preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

2 Timothy 4:2 (ESV)

2 Timothy 4_2

As we wait and watch for the Lord Jesus to return at any moment for His Church, preaching the Word frequently uplifts and encourages the Body of Christ. However, it should always display Christ’s compassionate nature.

Preaching the Word does not entail educating others on what you believe, what you would like it to say, or what you think others have concluded it to say.

It refers to preaching what God says in His Word, in the context in which it is written, without attempting to interpret the Bible metaphorically or differently.

Matthew 10:7-14 – Our submission and His desire.

 And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’  Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay. Acquire no gold or silver or copper for your belts, 10 no bag for your journey, or two tunics or sandals or a staff, for the laborer deserves his food. 11 And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it and stay there until you depart. 12 As you enter the house, greet it. 13 And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town.

Matthew 10:7-14 (ESV)

Matthew 10_7-14

The Kingdom of Heaven is primarily concerned with our submission to God’s will and desire to grant us Salvation, healing, and other positive outcomes.

We ask God to rule over our lives and the world in the Lord’s prayer: “May your kingdom come, and you will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Jesus gave his followers the authority to continue the good deeds he started, including visiting the oppressed and weary with the healing power of God.

Lord, change my life so that I might share the joy and truth of the Gospel with others around me. Please permit me to share your message of truth and light wherever I go.

Acts 20:28 – Pay close attention to the organizations God has given us in charge of managing.

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

Acts 20:28 (ESV)

Acts 20_28

The Gospel of Christ was Paul’s top priority wherever he was in ministry. Paul courageously proclaimed the need for repentance toward God and trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ to Jews and Gentiles while traveling from house to house. Let us, like Paul, pay close attention to the organizations God has given us in charge of managing.

May we all, individually and collectively, be on the lookout for spiritual dangers, not just for our safety but also for the protection of those You have placed in our lives.

All who are now serving as elders or overseers in local churches, may God grant grace and wisdom, and may He also guard all believers who have been deceived by false teaching.

Bible Verses about Mission and Outreach

Mission is a well-known concept during outreach in Christianity. Here are some of the verses that shed light on the topic.

Isaiah 52:7 

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news,who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”

Isaiah 52:7 (ESV)

Isaiah 52_7 

We are called Ministers of God to go into the world, proclaim the good news, and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This Gospel is that the Lord our God reigns forever.

We are to publish Salvation and peace through Jesus everywhere without keeping our mouths closed. This is a mission that Christ has given to every one of us.

Hebrews 12:2

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:2 (ESV)

We are urged in this verse to look away from everything that slows or stops our spiritual development and to fix our focus steadfastly, intensely, and purposefully on the adoring Lord Jesus. Because it is agreeable to the Father that we gaze upon His Beloved Son, Who loves us and offers Himself for us, we are to look to Him with the spiritual eye of faith.

Let’s keep our eyes fixed on the Lord Jesus, our faith’s Author, and Finisher. The trumpet will soon sound, and the Lord Jesus will ride in the clouds to pick us up and take us to be with Him forever. But until then, let us keep the faith and look up to Jesus.

Luke 4:18-19 

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind,to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

Luke 4:18-19 (ESV)

Jesus had been sharing the Gospel of the kingdom with the family of Israel’s wandering sheep. He obeyed the Spirit’s guidance throughout His life, uttered only what He heard the Father say, carried out the Father’s desire, and fulfilled every prophecy about His first coming, demonstrating that the Spirit of God was actually upon Him.

He shared the good news of Salvation with the needy, encouraging them to trust Him to be free from sin, Satan, death, and hell.

Jesus commanded us to always walk in his steps and proclaim the Gospel to everyone—young and old, large and small—so that no one could claim they were unaware of the Lord on the Day of Judgment.

Acts 1:8

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth

Acts 1:8 (ESV)

The mission of the Church today is still to travel into the globe as Christ’s witnesses. Members of Christ’s body have been stationed as witnesses not just in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria but also in Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, and every far-flung region of the globe.

Today, in the location where God has placed you and me, we are His witnesses. To proclaim the magnificent message of Christ to anyone God puts in our way, may we be willing to die to self, live to Christ, and be directed by the Holy Spirit.

Jeremiah 1:17-19 

But you, dress yourself for work; arise, and say to them everything that I command you. Do not be dismayed by them, lest I dismay you before them. 18 And I, behold, I make you this day a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the people of the land. 19 They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, declares the LORD, to deliver you.”

Jeremiah 1:17-19 (ESV)

As Ministers of the Gospel, God commands us the rise up and gather our clothes for the work he has prepared for us in his vineyard. Just like He told Jeremiah, he knows our future; He knows us even before we were born and has called us for outreach.

He has called us to speak his words. And He promises that anything that will come against us, he will fight for us, for all we have to do is continue preaching his Salvation to the ends of the earth.

Acts 2:38 

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:38 (ESV)

What a mockery that there is a teaching in some places that says the only way to receive forgiveness of sins is through the waters of baptism, while the only complete and sufficient payment for the world’s sin was shed on the cross of Calvary.

Never forget that the blood of the incarnate Word of God was used to purchase us; as a result, let us honor God in our bodies.

Scriptures on Outreach and Evangelism

The Scriptures on Outreach and Evangelism can be found in the Bible. The Bible gives us guidelines and direction on how to reach out to others in various ways. This includes: evangelism, outreach, and proselytizing.

Matthew 28:19-20

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV)

Christ issued the command to go and make disciples of all nations. We are all called to be disciples of Christ, to learn about Him, and to develop our faith. A disciple of Christ is a learner of Christ.

The commission that Christ gave to His disciples at His ascension was not just a call to evangelize the lost; it was also a call for all believers to learn about Christ, to continue learning about Him throughout their lives, and even to become teachers of Christ as they mature in their Christian lives.

All followers of Christ are believers in Him, but not all followers of Christ are believers in Him.

Only a believer learning of Christ and growing in grace can be called a disciple of Christ. As we know more about Christ, may we all grow to be faithful disciples. And may the desire to tell others about the amazing love of Christ Jesus and the redemption found in believing in Him come naturally as we walk in Him.

 

Mark 16:15

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

Mark 16:15 (ESV)

Jesus told us to go and proclaim the Gospel to all the world. The last directive Christ gave to the infant church was outreach and evangelization. They were given the missionary mandate to preach the Gospel to every person on earth when commissioned.

All who would put their trust in Christ were freed from sin and death, and Christ’s commission to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” is still valid today.

Acts 20:24

But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God

Acts 20:24 (ESV)

Paul refers to his race as my race; we all have our own to run, but God calls us to do so with joy. His Gospel was worth dying for. The question, “Is the gospel you preach worth dying for?” is one that every preacher should consider.

However, there once was a Gospel in the world that was based on unquestionable truths. Once upon a time, the congregation embraced the Gospel as if it were the lifeblood of their souls.

Gospel in the world once inspired zeal and demanded sacrifice. Tens of thousands of people risked their lives by gathering to hear this message.

Men have testified to the teeth of dictators, suffered the loss of all things, and gone to prison and death for it, singing psalms all the while. Is there not such a gospel remaining?

Acts 13:47

For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.

Acts 13:47 (ESV)

As Believers and members of the body of Christ, We know that Jesus is the light and Salvation of the world. When Jesus asked us to go into the world and preach the Gospel, he declared us instruments of the light and the Salvation of the world.

Thus, let the light of Jesus reflect through us to others; let us continue the mission which Christ has set for us, to preach Salvation and gather souls to the Father in heaven.

Matthew 24:14

And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Matthew 24:14 (ESV)

The Gospel of God’s grace, faithfully preached for 2000 years, is what the Church is called to preach today.

The Gospel, which declares that Christ died for the sin of the entire world, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father, will continue to be taught to a lost and dying world until Jesus comes in the clouds to take us to be with Himself.

Whoever believes in HIM will not perish but have everlasting life. Until the conclusion of this church age and the second coming of Jesus, the grace gospel will be preached.

John 20:21

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you

John 20:21 (ESV) 

Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you, Jesus remarked to them once more as the time for His departure grew closer.

In the same way that Jesus was sent by His Father to preach the good news of God to a lost and dying world, so are we sent by Jesus to preach the good news of Christ to a lost and dying world.

But never forget that for all who accept this challenge, the cross comes first, followed by the crown.

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