Pastor Troy Billow expounds on what it means to have a living hope. When Peter wrote his letter to the persecuted church in Asia Minor, he really wanted to encourage Christians about what Jesus Christ did for them. In doing that, Peter used important truths from the Old Testament to provide the background and show the fulfillment of what Christ did to reveal the depth, meaning, and seriousness of the components involved to infuse a hope that would encourage them to keep going strong. Today we have access to the same power Peter wrote about. We walk and live in a hope that is alive and real. New birth breathes life in spiritual hope. And to really understand the depth of this, we need to understand the Old Testament to understand (and fully appreciate) the New. In this understanding, we can realize why hope is such an important part of having a living faith.