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7741 missionaries, task of

7741 missionaries, task of

God commits various tasks to his servants. A principal task of those sent by God is to take the good news of the gospel to those who have not heard it, and so to be a means through which others come to faith.

The need for missionaries

Ro 10:14-15 See also Isa 52:7; Mt 9:37-38 pp Lk 10:2

The work of missionaries

Proclaiming good news Isa 61:1-2 See also Lk 4:18-19
Lk 4:43 See also Mt 4:23; Mt 9:35
Ac 11:20 See also Ac 5:42; Ac 8:12,25; Ac 14:6-7; Ro 15:16

Calling people to turn to God Ac 26:20 See also 2Ch 30:6-9; Mk 1:4 pp Lk 3:3; 2Co 5:19-20

Announcing judgment Jnh 3:4 See also Jer 25:30-31; Jer 26:12-13; Eze 21:2-3; Ac 10:42

Teaching and baptising new believers Mt 28:19-20 See also Ac 2:41-42; Ac 8:12-13; 1Co 4:17

Taking the message further afield 2Co 10:15-16 See also Ro 15:18-20,28; Mt 24:14; Lk 24:47; Ac 16:9-10; Ac 23:11

Strengthening newly established churches Ac 18:23 See also Ac 8:14-17; Ac 14:21-23; Ac 15:36-41; Ac 16:4-5

Examples of other specific assignments

Ex 3:10 Moses is sent by God to Pharoah; Jos 22:3 The eastern tribes complete their mission to help the others take possession of Canaan; Jdg 6:14 Gideon is sent by God against the Midianites; 1Sa 15:18-20 Saul is given the task of destroying the Amalekites; 1Sa 16:1 Samuel is sent by God to anoint David as king; Isa 48:15 Cyrus is appointed to bring deliverance from Babylon. Barnabas’and Saul’s mission to deliver money collected for the church in Judea: Ac 11:30; Ac 12:25 Tychicus sent with news of Paul: Eph 6:22; Col 4:7-8

See also

6717reconciliation, world to God
7027church, purpose
7924fellowship in service
9210judgment, God’s

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