How Christians should seek the lost with particular passion according to Jonathan Edwards

The thing that Christ did in shedding [his blood for the salvation and happiness of souls] should be regarded by ministers as their example and direction. If Christ so loved the souls of men as to lay out Himself and deny Himself as this rate for the salvation [and happiness of souls], then surely the ministers of Christ should be ready greatly to exert themselves and deny themselves and suffer for the sake of [the salvation and happiness of souls]. For as Christ often said, “The servant is not above his master, nor the disciple a love his lord.” (Matthew 10:24)

Jonathan Edwards, The Salvation of Souls (Wheaton: Crossway, 2003), 170