One of the greatest military victories of all time was when Henry V and his troops went into France to face the enemy at Agincourt. Although the French army greatly outnumbered the English army, the French lost the battle and suffered approximately 10,000 casualties to only 400 English causalities. This battle has been immortalized by Shakespeare. On the morning of the battle, Henry’s men grabbed the dirt beneath them and placed the dirt in their mouth to symbolically pledge they were prepared to die on that ground. What level of commitment are we willing to pledge our King?


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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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