"Today we stand on the edge of a new frontier--one of exploration, not fortification. One of discovery, not contentment. In this new frontier, we will navigate the uncharted waters of Jesus Christ, our all-sufficient Lord.
There is so much more of Christ to sail than we could ever imagine. But if the truth be told, we have been handed a shrink-wrapped Jesus.
Christ has become our once-a-week Mascot. We rally around Him on Sunday mornings, selfishly reaching for all we can get from Him--goodies and gifts, all for us. Then we push Him off to the sidelines the rest of the week.
But the game has never been about us; it's always been about Him.
The gospel that's so often preached today lacks a revelation of Jesus Christ. The contemporary gospel boils down to a fire-insurance policy, a Santa Claus God, or a performance-based religion. As long as we stay on that plane, we'll never see or comprehend the staggering enormity of our Lord."