For Christians facing ridicule in a pagan world, it was difficult to focus on their "e;living hope."e; Peter wrote to remind these hard-pressed Christians of their rich identities in Christ and to encourage them to face their sufferings with Christlike character. The 13 lessons of this Bible study on 1 Peter examine Peter's heartfelt challenge to practical Christianity. If using in a group, personal study is needed between meetings. Study aids and discussion questions included.