Authentic faith is not simply agreeing to a set of beliefs, but nurturing a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. It is this relationship that gives us new life, matures us, disciplines us, inspires us, and motivates us. Often this relationship is cloaked in “religious language” that prevents a deeper understanding of the process. This sermon focuses on the relational process that the disciple of Christ experiences as they grow deeper in their faith. Using the relationship between Jesus Christ and the Apostle Peter as our model, the listener will understand the unique nature of the relationship, expectations, and opportunities between Christ and his disciples.