God said to Samuel, “it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king” (1 Samuel 8:7). How was the adoption of a king by Israel a rejection of God? How did God turn Israel’s rejection of God onto a promise by God?_x000D_
Prophets are chosen by God. Would you want to be one? Then and/or now? Why or why not?_x000D_
Pick a message of hope from Isaiah or Jeremiah, and summarize it. How might one of the two global writers relate to you text (Be sure to quote something specific from their work in support of your analysis.)? Discuss the broader applicability of the text to something you have experienced or observed in a situation of loss._x000D_
Read Isaiah 52:13-53:12. This is a prophecy of Jesus Christ. It was written hundreds of years before the incarnation of the Son of God in human flesh. What stands out to you? Do you notice how detailed it is about things related to Jesus’ crucifixion, burial, and resurrection? Pick a couple verses that stand out to you and share your impressions. You might especially focus on what the text is saying Jesus did for you._x000D_

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