Fred Bennett of Nelson, New Zealand, was trying to increase the business of his Thai-themed restaurant. He thought it would be nice to have a greeting on a sign in the restaurant. So, he wrote a greeting in the Thai language only to discover later the greeting actually was translated, “Go away and don’t come back.” How often we say things we didn’t intend to say. Even some churches have accidently sent out the message “Go away and don’t come back.”

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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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