A dying man who was living in great fear of death asked his minister if he knew exactly what heaven was like. The minister replied that he did not know exactly what heaven’s like. The sick man replied, “Then what good are you, and what kind of minister are you?”

The minister replied, “Let me put it this way. I have a faithful dog. He would follow me anywhere. He would go into a room with gladness, even if he never had been in that room before, simply because I am there. I don’t know specifically what heaven will be like, but I know my Master is there. So when the time comes, I will enter the room with no fear, only gladness.”


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A third generation preacher, Mike Shannon is Professor of Preaching at Cincinnati Bible Seminary of Cincinnati Christian University. He has served as a preaching minister, church planter, and college professor. His most recent preaching ministry was at the historic First Christian Church of Johnson City, Tennessee. In his nearly two decades at Cincinnati Christian University, Mike has served as both professor and Dean of the Seminary. He has also been an adjunct professor at Milligan College and Northern Kentucky University. Mike is the author or co-author of several books.

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