• Whoever reads the gospel with a single eye, and sincere intentions, will find, that our blessed Lord took all opportunities of reminding his disciples that His Kingdom was not of this world; that His doctrine was a doctrine of the Cross; and that their professing themselves to be His followers, would call them to a constant state of voluntary suffering and self-denial.

    George Whitefield (1904). “Selected Sermons of George Whitefield: With an Introduction and Notes by the Rev. A.R. Buckland ...”, p.455, CCEL