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 Scripture passages that reveal

God's Heart for the Unreached


Old Testament Passages

New Testament Passages

Gen. 12:1-3  Abraham's was called that all people groups might be blessed.

Deu. 10:19  We are called to love the foreigner.

1 Kings 8:41-43  Even foreigners are welcome to worship God in the temple (see also vv. 59-60). Repeated at 2 Chron. 6:32-33.

1 Chron. 16:23-24  Sings God's praises among all people groups.

Psa. 19:1-14  A psalm of praise for God as Creator even reflects God's desires that the "end's of earth" might know Him.

Psa. 46  This wonderful psalm of comfort which rests in the secure presence of of God in Jerusalem also extends God's reign "among the nations" (v.10).

Psa. 67  We long for God's blessing on our lives so that all peoples might know God.

Psa. 96  A vision of a time when all nations and people people groups will praise God.

Psa 113  A beautiful summons to praise God in all geographic directions.

Psa. 117  That all nations and people groups might praise God for His loving faithfulness.

Isa. 24:14-16  The prophet envisions a day when we will hear all people groups singing praise of God.

Isa. 56:7  One day God's temple will be a "house of prayer for all nations." (See Mark 11:17.)

Isa. 60:1-3  Nations will come and  see God's glory.

Jer. 16:19  Envisions a day when foreign nations will repent of idolatry.

Daniel 7:14  Daniel dreams of time when all nations, people and language groups coming to worship the Son of Man (Savior).

Jonah  A prophet who had a hard tie obeying God's call to evangelize foreigners.

Micah 4:1-4  A vision of a time when peace will will prevail and the nations will gather in worship of God.

Micah 5:2-4  The greatness of the promised ruler (Savior) from Bethlehem will reach the "ends of the earth."

Zech. 2:11  While envision the glory of Jerusalem, this prophets discovers that many nations will live together in worship of God.

Zech. 8:20-23  One day people from all language groups will implore God's people to let them go with them to worship God.















Matt. 8:5-13  Jesus heals Greek Centurion saying "many will come from east and west."

Matt. 24:14   The gospel will be preached to all nations.  (See also: Mark 13:10)

Matt 28:19-20  The Great Commission.

Mark 11:17  Jesus is frustrated that the Temple in Jerusalem is not being used as a "house of prayer for all nations." (See Isa. 56:7.)

Mark 16:15  Mark's account the the Great Commission.

Luke 2:22-32  When Jesus was dedicated as an infant in the Temple, Simeon the prophet said he would be a "light to the Gentiles."

Luke 15:1-7  Jesus tells parable of lost sheep in context of reaching outsiders.

Luke 24:47-48  Jesus says His message of forgiveness will be preached to all nations.

John 3:16  "God so loved the world He sent His son..."

John 4:1-42  Jesus breaks custom and shares His message with a foreign woman.

John 12:20-33  In predicting His death, Jesus says it is so that all people might be drawn to Him.

Acts 1:8  The disciple of Jesus will radiate out as witnesses from Jerusalem into the whole world.

Acts 9:1-19  In the midst of the conversion of Saul (Paul) there is a hint at his future calling: to "proclaim (Jesus) name to the Gentiles" (v.15).

Acts 10  Peter obeys dream and leads Greek centurion's house to faith (note vv.34-35).

Acts 11:1-18  Peter's evangelism to the Greek Centurion caused controversy, but once Peter explained what had happened, the Christians rejoiced (v.18).

Acts 13:44-49  Paul's ministry is to proclaim Jesus as the "light to the Gentiles."

Acts 28:28  Paul tells the Jews in the city of Rome that God's salvation is for the Gentiles too!

Rom. 1:1-6  Paul's knows that he's called to proclaim salvation to the Gentiles (v.5).  (See also Rom. 1:14-16 & Rom. 15:16-21.)

Rom. 3:29  Paul teaches that there is one God of both the Jews and the Gentiles.

Rom. 10:11-13  Both Jew and Gentile need  salvation and are welcome to it.

Rom. 10:14-15  How will people hear unless we go and tell?

Rom. 15:7-12  Christ came among the Jews to fulfill God's promises and that the Gentiles might rejoice.

Rom. 16:25-26  God's revelation has a purpose to bring Gentiles to faith.

2 Cor. 4:15  There is joy when more and more people discover God's grace.

Gal. 3:8  The scriptures forsaw that all nations would be blessed.  See also Gal. 3:14.

Eph 2:11-19  Those far from the God can be brought near through Christ.

2 Peter 3:9  God longs that all might repent and not perish.

1 John 2:2  Christ did not die just for our sins, He died for the sins of all.

Rev. 5:9  Jesus (the Lamb) brings people from every tribe, language and people group to the throne of God.  See also Rev. 7:9.

Rev. 14:6  The Gospel goes out to every nation, tribe, language and people group.


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