I am very concerned about the acceptance of Sunday morning mediocrity, and I am persuaded that it is not a primarily a schedule or laziness problem. I am convinced it is a theological problem. You see, the standards you set for yourself and your ministry are directly related to your view of God, if you are in worshipful awe of his wisdom and power, if you are spiritually stunned by his faithfulness and love, and if you are daily motivated by his presence and promises, then you want to do everything you can to capture and display that glory to the people God has placed in your care. It is your job as a pastor to pass this glory down to another generation, and it is impossible for you to do that if you are not being awestricken by God’s glory yourself.
(“Dangerous Calling" by Paul David Tripp, Chapter 10, Mediocrity, p138, Crossway Books, 2012)