100 Bible Verses about Preaching

Mark 16:15 ESV / 416 helpful votes

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

Exodus 4:10-12 ESV / 206 helpful votes

But Moses said to the Lord, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.”

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 196 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

James 3:1 ESV / 167 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 125 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

1 Corinthians 1:21 ESV / 125 helpful votes

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.

1 Timothy 4:13 ESV / 124 helpful votes

Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.

2 Timothy 2:16 ESV / 118 helpful votes

But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,

1 Corinthians 2:13 ESV / 115 helpful votes

And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.

1 Corinthians 1:17 ESV / 99 helpful votes

For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

1 Corinthians 2:1-8 ESV / 93 helpful votes

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. ...

Mark 1:15 ESV / 93 helpful votes

And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 86 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 1:23 ESV / 81 helpful votes

But we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,

Matthew 4:17 ESV / 78 helpful votes

From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Romans 10:14 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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?

1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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.

Acts 1:8 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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.”

Mark 1:14 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God,

1 John 1:1-10 ESV / 55 helpful votes

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. ...

Titus 1:3 ESV / 55 helpful votes

And at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior;

Romans 1:15 ESV / 54 helpful votes

So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.

Mark 1:4 ESV / 51 helpful votes

John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Romans 1:16 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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.

Matthew 24:14 ESV / 50 helpful votes

And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

John 3:16 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 4:1-2 ESV / 48 helpful votes

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

2 Peter 2:5 ESV / 46 helpful votes

If he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;

1 Corinthians 9:16 ESV / 46 helpful votes

For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!

Acts 10:42 ESV / 45 helpful votes

And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead.

Luke 8:1 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him,

Luke 4:43 ESV / 44 helpful votes

But he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.”

2 Corinthians 4:5 ESV / 41 helpful votes

For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.

Acts 17:3 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.”

Luke 3:3 ESV / 41 helpful votes

And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Matthew 28:19 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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,

Matthew 10:7 ESV / 41 helpful votes

And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’

Matthew 4:23 ESV / 41 helpful votes

And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.

Isaiah 61:1-3 ESV / 39 helpful votes

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.

Colossians 1:28-29 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.

Galatians 1:6-10 ESV / 38 helpful votes

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Mark 6:12 ESV / 38 helpful votes

So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent.

Mark 2:2 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them.

2 Timothy 2:2 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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.

Matthew 28:18-20 ESV / 36 helpful votes

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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.”

2 Timothy 4:2-4 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

1 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

1 Corinthians 9:14 ESV / 35 helpful votes

In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel.

Romans 10:14-15 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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!”

Acts 9:20 ESV / 35 helpful votes

And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.”

Matthew 28:19-20 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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.”

1 Corinthians 1:17-18 ESV / 33 helpful votes

For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. 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.

Acts 8:12 ESV / 33 helpful votes

But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

Luke 9:60 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”

Matthew 3:1-2 ESV / 33 helpful votes

In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Romans 10:15 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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!”

Titus 2:15 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

1 Timothy 6:2 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these things.

Colossians 1:28 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

2 Corinthians 3:12 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Since we have such a hope, we are very bold,

Mark 1:38 ESV / 31 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.”

Mark 1:14-15 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

Matthew 10:27 ESV / 31 helpful votes

What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.

Galatians 6:6 ESV / 30 helpful votes

One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches.

Matthew 9:35 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.

Ephesians 2:17 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.

1 Corinthians 2:1 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom.

Acts 15:35 ESV / 29 helpful votes

But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.

Acts 8:4 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word.

2 Corinthians 2:14-16 ESV / 27 helpful votes

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,

1 Corinthians 1:27-29 ESV / 27 helpful votes

But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.

Acts 3:11-26 ESV / 27 helpful votes

While he clung to Peter and John, all the people, utterly astounded, ran together to them in the portico called Solomon's. And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. ...

John 3:36 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

1 John 2:27 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

1 Thessalonians 2:4 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.

1 Corinthians 15:11 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

1 Corinthians 9:27 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Acts 1:1 ESV / 25 helpful votes

In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach,

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Titus 2:3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,

Acts 20:25 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And now, behold, I know that none of you among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom will see my face again.

Matthew 28:20 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Hebrews 13:22 ESV / 23 helpful votes

I appeal to you, brothers, bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly.

Titus 3:9 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.

1 Timothy 4:11 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Command and teach these things.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.

Galatians 6:16 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.

Romans 10:17 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:8 ESV / 23 helpful votes

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.

Acts 28:31 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 23 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Acts 5:42 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Luke 9:2 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.

Revelation 12:12 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!”

Revelation 20:4-6 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.

1 John 3:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

James 4:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

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