How To Reach The World With The Gospel
19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.":
The Church Should Be Known for its Prayer, Faith, Preaching, Love, Praise & Hope
I have been looking at keys to reaching the world with the Good news of the Gospel. There seem to be 6 major themes that the church should focus on to accomplish reaching the world. These verses are what jump out to me.
Mark 11:17 (Prayer)
And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Romans 1:8 (Faith)
8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
Romans 10:14-18 (Preaching the Gospel)
14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? 15 How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!" 16 However, they did R514 not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, "LORD , WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?" 17 So faith comes from hearing, R516 and hearing by the word of Christ. 18 But I say, surely they have never heard, have they? Indeed they have; "THEIR VOICE HAS GONE OUT INTO ALL THE EARTH, AND THEIR WORDS TO THE ENDS OF THE WORLD”
John 3:16 (God’s Love For Us)
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
John 13:35(Our Love For God)
"By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
John 14:31 (The Son’s Love For the Father)
but so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me. Get up, let us go from here.
John 15:9-10 (How to Love)
9 "Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. 10 "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
Psalms 57:7-11 (Praise)
7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. 8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. 9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations. 10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds. 11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.
Romans 15:13 (We Should Be Known for Our Hope)
13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
1 Peter 3:15 (We should have so much hope people should notice and ask us about it)
but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;
Colossians 1:5 (Hope)
because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel
2 Corinthians 3:12 (This Hope Should Make Us Speak Boldly the Gospel)
Therefore having such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech,
Philippians 2:14-16 (We Should not be known for Grumbling or complaining)
14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing; 15 so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,
Mark 13:10 (Publish the Gospel in every Language)
And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
John 17:20-23 (Unity Of Believers)
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
James 2:5 (The Poor Are More Accepting of the Gospel)
5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
Psalm 22:1, 18, 22, 22-28 (Remind the World of His Sacrifice)
1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever. 27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. 28 For the kingdom is the LORD'S: and he is the governor among the nations.
Psalms 49:1-3 (Speak Forth the Word of God to The World)
1 Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world: 2 Both low and high, rich and poor, together. 3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
Genesis 18:18 (All Nations Blessed because of Faith of Abraham)
Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
Galatians 3:6-8 (All Nations Blessed because of Faith of Abraham)
6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Psalms 70:4 (Magnify God not Yourself)
“Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, "Let God be magnified."
Matthew 5:13-16 (Let Your Light Shine. Let Your Good Works Shine, Not You)
13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. 14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
1 Corinthians 13:13 ( Faith, Hope and Love Abide )
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Mark 12:30-31 (No Greater commandment than to Love God & People)30 AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.' 31 "The second is this, `YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' There is no other commandment greater than these.