Anzac Day is a national holiday in Australia and New Zealand. It has become a kind of general Memorial Day for the honored dead soldiers who served in the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. Originally it was to commemorate the Battle of Gallipoli in World War I. The odd thing is that it does not commemorate a victory. It commemorates a defeat! The battle failed to achieve its objective, but was a place where soldiers showed great courage and sacrifice. It appears to some that communion commemorates a defeat, but instead it commemorates a victory.

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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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