Most bells ring nine times at 9:00 p.m., but the tower bell at Oxford’s Christ
Church college rings 101 times every evening at 9:00 p.m. It is to commemorate
the 101 members who founded that academic community many centuries ago. If we
tolled a bell to commemorate the Founder of Christianity we would only have to
ring it once. While built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
(Ephesians 2:20) the church has one Founder, the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew

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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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