30 Bible Verses For Evangelism (With Commentary)

Evangelism is a central aspect of the Christian faith, a call to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others. The Bible provides guidance, inspiration, and encouragement for believers engaging in the important task of spreading the message of salvation.

This compilation presents 30 “Bible Verses for Evangelism,” accompanied by commentary, to inspire and equip Christians in their mission to proclaim the love and grace of God to the world.

  1. 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.”

    Commentary: Known as the Great Commission, Jesus commands believers to go, make disciples, baptize, and teach, with the assurance of His eternal presence.

  2. Mark 16:15

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

    Commentary: Jesus emphasizes the universal nature of the Gospel, urging believers to share it with all of creation.

  3. 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.”

    Commentary: The promise of the Holy Spirit empowers believers to be effective witnesses for Christ locally and globally.

  4. Romans 10:14-15

    “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? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!'”

    Commentary: Paul underscores the importance of preaching and sharing the Gospel, emphasizing the role of those sent to proclaim the good news.

  5. 2 Corinthians 5:20

    “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”

    Commentary: Believers are appointed as ambassadors for Christ, serving as representatives through whom God appeals for reconciliation with humanity.

  6. Colossians 4:5-6

    “Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”

    Commentary: Paul encourages believers to approach non-believers with wisdom, using gracious and seasoned speech in their interactions.

  7. 1 Peter 3:15

    “But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.”

    Commentary: Peter advises believers to be ready to articulate their faith with gentleness and respect when asked about the hope within them.

  8. Isaiah 6:8

    “And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here I am! Send me.'”

    Commentary: Isaiah’s response to God’s call serves as a model for readiness and willingness to be sent on a mission for the Lord.

  9. Proverbs 11:30

    “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.”

    Commentary: Proverbs highlights the wisdom in leading others to righteousness, likening it to capturing souls for eternal life.

  10. Jeremiah 1:7-8

    “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. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.'”

    Commentary: God assures Jeremiah that age is not a barrier when sent on His mission, promising divine presence and protection.

  11. Psalm 96:3

    “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!”

    Commentary: A call to proclaim the glory of God and His marvelous works among all nations and peoples.

  12. Luke 14:23

    “And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.'”

    Commentary: Jesus’ parable emphasizes the urgency and persistence in inviting people to come to the Lord’s house.

  13. Romans 1:16

    “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”

    Commentary: Paul expresses his boldness and lack of shame in proclaiming the Gospel, recognizing its power for salvation.

  14. 1 Corinthians 1:18

    “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.”

    Commentary: Paul contrasts the perception of the Gospel as foolishness to the perishing with its reality as the power of God for those being saved.

  15. Acts 5:42

    “And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.”

    Commentary: The early believers’ commitment to daily teaching and preaching, emphasizing Jesus as the Christ.

  16. Matthew 9:37-38

    “Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.'”

    Commentary: Jesus’ recognition of the abundant harvest and the need for more laborers prompts a call to prayer for more workers in the field.

  17. Acts 4:12

    “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

    Commentary: Peter boldly declares the exclusivity of salvation through the name of Jesus Christ.

  18. Romans 10:17

    “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”

    Commentary: Paul underscores the role of hearing the Word of Christ in the formation of faith.

  19. John 4:35

    “Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.”

    Commentary: Jesus encourages His disciples to perceive the immediacy of the spiritual harvest, urging them to lift their eyes and see the readiness of hearts.

  20. 1 Corinthians 9:22b-23

    “…I have become all things to all people, that by all means, I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.”

    Commentary: Paul’s willingness to adapt for the sake of sharing the gospel emphasizes the importance of contextualization in evangelism.

  21. 2 Timothy 4:2

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

    Commentary: Paul instructs Timothy to faithfully preach the Word regardless of the circumstances, with patience and thorough teaching.

  22. Matthew 10:7-8

    “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.”

    Commentary: Jesus commissions His disciples to proclaim the kingdom of heaven and perform acts of compassion as they share the message.

  23. Romans 15:20-21

    “And thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation, but as it is written, ‘Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.'”

    Commentary: Paul expresses his ambition to preach the Gospel where it has not been heard, fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah.

  24. Acts 17:30-31

    “The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

    Commentary: Paul’s address in Athens emphasizes the urgency of repentance and the assurance of judgment based on the resurrection of Jesus.

  25. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4

    “And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”

    Commentary: Paul acknowledges the spiritual blindness that veils the gospel to unbelievers, highlighting the need for divine illumination.

  26. John 17:18

    “As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.”

    Commentary: Jesus’ prayer emphasizes the parallel between His mission and the sending of believers into the world to share the Gospel.

  27. Philippians 2:15-16

    “That you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.”

    Commentary: Paul encourages believers to shine as lights in a dark world, holding fast to the Word of life.

  28. 1 Corinthians 3:6-7

    “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.”

    Commentary: Paul emphasizes the collaborative nature of evangelism, recognizing that God is the ultimate source of growth.

  29. John 3:16

    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

    Commentary: Perhaps the most well-known verse, John 3:16 encapsulates the essence of God’s love and the offer of eternal life through faith in Jesus.

  30. 2 Timothy 2:2

    “And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.”

    Commentary: Paul instructs Timothy to pass on the teachings of the Gospel to faithful individuals who will, in turn, teach others—a chain of discipleship.

May these “Bible Verses for Evangelism” and their accompanying commentaries inspire and equip believers to fulfill the call to share the Gospel with boldness, love, and wisdom. As ambassadors for Christ, may they carry the light of the Good News to the ends of the earth, trusting in the power of the Holy Spirit and the transformative message of salvation through Jesus Christ.

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