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1 & 2 Kings

By Scott Brown, 2017/08/03

These two books, spanning 450 years of history, illustrate how a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. 1 Kings begins where 2 Samuel leaves off, during the final days of David’s life at around 971 B.C. Just after Solomon’s death (1 Kings 11:43), the kingdom was divided in two. Israel occupied the northern kingdom and Judah occupied the southern kingdom. The northern kingdom rejected God’s pattern of worship first and was destroyed in 722 B.C. Then the southern kingdom of Judah followed in her footsteps and was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C.

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.