Come encounter A LIVING HOPE that will never fail…
Peter’s first letter is full of hard-earned wisdom, offering:
Join Peter’s first audience—“elect exiles” undergoing persecution—and experience the apostle’s powerful call to follow Jesus in the midst of life’s challenges, knowing your Living Hope is not a distant one, but a daily, glorious, life-giving reality!
Together with A Living Hope video teachings, this unique six-week study helps you uncover the priceless promises written specifically to the struggling and the hurting, with pastoral gentleness and bold confidence for the future.
*This study aligns with the Revised Common Lectionary during Year A Spring.
This study of 1 Peter will help you become utterly convinced that Jesus is the only sure, true, incorruptible, and permanent hope for you.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
-1 Peter 1:3
Week One - Faith Greater Than Gold
Week Two - Sincere Love
Week Three - Holy Living Temple
Week Four - Follow the Shepherd of Our Souls
Week Five - Suffering for Doing Good
Week Six - Standing Firm and Faithful
Sarah Viggiano Wright is teacher, speaker, and writer who loves sharing God’s Word. She helps equip churches in their educational ministries. She contributed to Co-Laborers, Co-Heirs: A Family Conversation and Beneath the Cross of Jesus: Lenten Reflections, and served as an instructor for the Teaching Women to Teach the Bible initiative through Reformed Theological Seminary. Sarah holds an M.Div and an MAC from Covenant Theological Seminary and serves Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) alongside her husband, Lee. The couple loves good food, traveling, and being with loved ones, especially their three children.
When I needed help preaching 1 Peter, I asked Sarah Viggiano Wright. The call to persistent hope and goodness in the face of everyday suffering is a difficult assignment. 1 Peter in particular is harrowing teaching for Christians and a cultural minefield for preachers. Her guidance as a theologian was critical to helping me apply the book concretely. Her insight as a female Christian was essential to helping me do it well. I'm so glad she has made the fruits of her study available to all in this book.
Reyn Cabinet - Senior Pastor, Uptown Community Church, New York City
Sarah Viggiano Wright combines a deep knowledge of Scripture and a deep passion for discipleship in this rich study of 1 Peter. A Living Hope brings the story of the gospel into the struggles of Christians in a powerful and tangible way. By God’s grace, walking through these devotionals day by day will greatly increase our understanding of Scripture, of ourselves, and the God who alone is our true, secure, unchanging hope.
Caroline Scruggs - Women’s Discipleship Director, Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TN
Sarah Viggiano Wright offers an honest and realistic devotional, one brave enough to consider hope not as a pollyannish ideal, but against the dark backdrop of our fallen world and its suffering and sorrow. Her skillful study of the Apostle Peter's inspired words will encourage you to trust that when your hopeful feelings waver, the object of your hope does not.
The Rev. Kevin Labby - Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Church, Orlando, FL
In this study of 1 Peter, we walk alongside Sarah Viggiano Wright as she gives insight and guidance in finding the living hope so needed in these times. This study will both encourage and strengthen anyone who takes the journey, each lesson leads us to re-examine how we define hope and calls on us to respond in faith with thoughtful suggestions and well placed questions that help us discover deeper truths.
I recommend A Living Hope for Bible studies, small groups, and individuals interested in practical application of Scripture in our walk with Christ.
Renee Higgins - Chaplain’s Assistant at Covenant Theological Seminary, and wife of The Rev. Dr. Col. Mike Higgins - Lead Pastor at South City Church, St. Louis, MO
In A Living Hope, Sarah Viggiano Wright reveals the hope that the Apostle Peter was giving to every believer. She hits the nail on the head during times like these. As you read each day you will find new and exciting ways to draw closer to Christ. With every chapter your faith will become stronger. Even in life’s greatest challenges this book lets you know that you are safe and loved by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is a must read.
Pastor Jerry Q Parries - Christian Family Worship Center, House of Grace, Orlando, FL