Motivations for Missions

  1.  The Glory of God – Romans 15:7-9; Isaiah 48:9-11; 1 Corinthians 10:31-33
  2. The Character of God – Psalm 89:14; 85:10; 97:2; Isaiah 6:3; John 3:16; 1 John 4:8-11; Romans 11:33-36
  3. The Commands of Christ – Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 24:46-47; Mark 16:15; John 20:21; John 15:16
  4. The Condition of Man – Mark 7:20-23; Genesis 6:5; Romans 1:18-32; Romans 3:9-23; Ephesians 2:1-3; Jeremiah 17:9
  5. The Reality of Hell and Judgment Day – Mark 9:47-48; Matthew 5:22-30; Revelation 20:10-15; John 3:18
  6. The Drama of Redemption from Genesis to Revelation, which gives the structure of the whole Bible – Genesis 3:15; 12:3; 22:18; Psalm 2, 67, 87, 96:3; Isaiah 49:6; Matthew 28:19; Luke 24:25-27, 32, 44-49; Revelation 5:9, 7:9; 21:3
  7. The Necessity of hearing the gospel – Romans 10:13-15; John 3:18; Acts 4:12; John 14:6

See also my earlier article, which fleshes these truths out in different words and Scripture passages

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