Firsthand (Faith) vs Secondhand (Religion)  What is this SERIES all about?

This morning we will unpack the difference between firsthand faith and secondhand religion. When something is firsthand it comes directly from the source.  Our text is full of firsthand things, things that I believe we can relate to.  Jesus forces them onto the lake where they encounter a storm.  Peter demands to be closer to Jesus.  Jesus invites him onto the water.  As we consider this story, we will also consider what might have happened had the writer been trying to promote secondhand religion.