When William the Conqueror defeated the English King Harold at the Battle of
Hastings, he felt some remorse for the many who died there. So he built an
Abbey to atone for all the blood shed. He built it on the battlefield itself.
He built it so that the high altar would be on the very spot where King Harold
died.

But we can never atone for our sins by building churches, nor by giving money,
nor by good deeds. “What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of
Jesus.” And the communion table, wherever it sits, is a memorial to His
death for us at Calvary.


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Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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