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By Scott Brown, 2017/08/03

Jeremiah, “the weeping prophet,” was one of the greatest (and most “unsuccessful”) prophets who crossed the pages of Scripture. He was arrested, thrown into prison, slapped in public, his writings were burned, and he almost drowned in muck and mud at the bottom of a well. No one listened to him. God commanded him to stay unmarried (16:2). He was alone in life without a companion, he was despised, and was seemingly friendless. Jeremiah sees Nebuchadnezzar’s army at the gates of Jerusalem as God’s vengeance comes down. Jeremiah weeps. He was despised and yet he did not take back one word or compromise his message.

Scott Brown

Scott T. Brown is the President of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches and pastor at Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Scott graduated from California State University in Fullerton with a degree in History and received a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology.  He gives his time to expository preaching and local pastoral ministry, as well as conferences on Biblical doctrine and church and family reformation. He and his wife Deborah have four grown children. Scott helps people think through the two greatest evangelistic and discipleship institutions God has provided — the church and the family.