140:1.5 “Your message to the world shall be: Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and in finding these, all other things essential to eternal survival shall be secured therewith. And now would I make it plain to you that this kingdom of my Father will not come with an outward show of power or with unseemly demonstration. You are not to go hence in the proclamation of the kingdom, saying, ‘it is here’ or ‘it is there,’ for this kingdom of which you preach is God within you.
140:9.2 “Go into all the world and preach the glad tidings of the kingdom. Liberate spiritual captives, comfort the oppressed, and minister to the afflicted. Freely you have received, freely give.”
140:10.9 John asked Jesus, “Master, what is the kingdom of heaven?” And Jesus answered: “The kingdom of heaven consists in these three essentials: first, recognition of the fact of the sovereignty of God; second, belief in the truth of sonship with God; and third, faith in the effectiveness of the supreme human desire to do the will of God — to be like God. And this is the good news of the gospel: that by faith every mortal may have all these essentials of salvation.”
191:4.3 You are all the children of light; therefore stumble not into the misunderstanding entanglements of mortal suspicion and human intolerance. If you are ennobled, by the grace of faith, to love unbelievers, should you not also equally love those who are also believers in the far-spreading household of faith? Remember, as you love one another, all will know that you are my disciples.
191:4.4 “Go, then, into all the world proclaiming this gospel of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of all to all nations and races and ever be wise in your choice of methods for presenting the good news to the different races and tribes of humankind. Freely you have received this gospel of the kingdom, and you will freely give the good news to all nations. Fear not the resistance of evil, for I am with you always, even to the end of the ages. And my peace I leave with you.”
193:5.2 “I bade you tarry in Jerusalem until you were endowed with power from on high. I am now about to take leave of you; I am about to ascend to my Father, and soon, very soon, will we send into this world of my sojourn the Spirit of Truth; and when he has come, you shall begin the new proclamation of the gospel of the kingdom, first in Jerusalem and then to the uttermost parts of the world. Love all people with the love wherewith I have loved you and serve your mortal even as I have served you. By the spirit fruits of your lives impel souls to believe the truth that all are the children of God, and that all of these children are siblings. Remember all I have taught you and the life I have lived among you. My love overshadows you, my spirit will dwell with you, and my peace shall abide upon you. Farewell.”
191:1.2 No longer should you be concerned with what you may obtain from the kingdom but rather be exercised about what you can give to those who live in dire spiritual poverty.
193:0.4 “I admonish you ever to remember that your mission among humans is to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom — the reality of the fatherhood of God and the truth of the kinship of mortals. Proclaim the whole truth of the good news, not just a part of the saving gospel. Your message is not changed by my resurrection experience. Kinship with God, by faith, is still the saving truth of the gospel of the kingdom. You are to go forth preaching the love of God and the service of humanity. That which the world needs most to know is: All are the children of God, and through faith they can actually realize, and daily experience, this ennobling truth. My bestowal should help all to know that they are the children of God, but such knowledge will not suffice if they fail personally to faith-grasp the saving truth that they are the living spirit children of the eternal Father. The gospel of the kingdom is concerned with the love of the Father and the service of his children on earth.
191:6.2 “Peace be upon you. That which my Father sent me into the world to establish belongs not to a race, a nation, nor to a special group of teachers or preachers. This gospel of the kingdom belongs to both Jew and gentile, to rich and poor, to free and bond, to male and female, even to the little children. And you are all to proclaim this gospel of love and truth by the lives which you live in the flesh. You shall love one another with a new and startling affection, even as I have loved you. You will serve humankind with a new and amazing devotion, even as I have served you. And when mortals see you so love them, and when they behold how fervently you serve them, they will perceive that you have become faith-children of the kingdom of heaven, and they will follow after the Spirit of Truth which they see in your lives, to the finding of eternal salvation.
193:0.5 I have lived among you as the Son of Man that you, and all others, might know that you are all indeed the children of God. Therefore, go you now into all the world preaching this gospel of the kingdom of heaven to all. Love all as I have loved you; serve all mortals as I have served you. Freely you have received, freely give. Only tarry here in Jerusalem while I go to the Father, and until I send you the Spirit of Truth. He shall lead you into the enlarged truth, and I will go with you into all the world. I am with you always, and my peace I leave with you.”
191:5.3 As the Father sent me into the world, so send I you. As I have revealed the Father, so shall you reveal the divine love, not merely with words, but in your daily living. I send you forth, not to love the souls of others, but rather to love all. You are not merely to proclaim the joys of heaven but also to exhibit in your daily experience these spirit realities of the divine life since you already have eternal life, as the gift of God, through faith. When you have faith, when power from on high, the Spirit of Truth, has come upon you, you will not hide your light here behind closed doors; you will make known the love and the mercy of God to all humankind.
170.3.8 It therefore is evident that the true and inner religion of the kingdom unfailingly and increasingly tends to manifest itself in practical avenues of social service. Jesus taught a living religion that impelled its believers to engage in the doing of loving service.
155:3.4 Increasingly they learned from Jesus to look upon human personalities in terms of their possibilities in time and in eternity. They learned that many souls can best be led to love the unseen God by being first taught to love those whom they can see. And it was in this connection that new meaning became attached to the Master’s pronouncement concerning unselfish service for one’s neighbors: “Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of my children, you did it to me.”