Site Meter
|The Thirsty Theologian| |Sola Gratia| |Sola Fide| |Solus Christus| |Sola Scriptura| |Soli Deo Gloria| |Semper Reformanda|
|The Thirsty Theologian| |Sola Gratia| |Sola Fide| |Solus Christus| |Sola Scriptura| |Soli Deo Gloria| |Semper Reformanda|

Previous · Home · Next

Shall Not We Drink?


And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.”

—Luke 9:23


And the first means I shall recommend to you, in order to reconcile you to this doctrine, is, to meditate frequently on the life of our blessed Lord and Master Jesus Christ. Follow him from his cradle to the cross and see what a self-denying life he led! And shall not we drink of the cup that he drank of and be baptized with the baptism that he was baptized with?

Or think we, that Jesus Christ did and suffered everything in order to have us excused and exempted from sufferings? No, far be it from any sincere Christian to judge after this manner. For St. Peter tells us, ‘He suffered for us, leaving us an example that we should follow his steps.’ Had Christ, indeed, like those that sat in Moses’ chair, laid heavy burdens of self-denial upon us (supposing they were heavy, which they are not) and refused to touch them himself with one of his fingers, we might have had some pretence to complain. But since he has enjoined us nothing but what he first put in practice himself, thou art inexcusable, O disciple, whoever thou art, who wouldst be above thy persecuted self-denying Master. And thou art no good and faithful servant who art unwilling to suffer and sympathize with thy mortified, heavenly-minded Lord.

—George Whitefield, “The Extent and Reasonableness of Self-Denial” in Lee Gatiss (Ed.), The Sermons of George Whitefield (Crossway, 2012), 1:485.

Posted 2019·01·31 by David Kjos
Share this post: Buffer
Email Print
Posted in: George Whitefield · The Sermons of George Whitefield

← Previous · Home · Next →

Who Is Jesus?

The Gospel
What It Means to Be a Christian

Norma Normata
What I Believe

Westminster Bookstore

Comments on this post are closed. If you have a question or comment concerning this post, feel free to email me.