Just this week, the Rev. Billy Graham warned American churches, "Prepare for Persecution." This message begins a new series in Peter's first letter called, "Hope in Shaky Times." What ever your shaky times and circumstances are, "What does it mean to have a living hope?" When we face trouble and distress, what does it mean to have a hope that is fully grounded in Jesus Christ? Peter is uniquely qualified to speak of hope in a way that instills hope and confidence in Christ, no matter what we are going through.