Robert Shannon tells of something he saw at the Cathedral in Salzburg, Austria. It has three bronze front doors. Over the door on the right is written FAITH. Over the door on the left is written HOPE. Over the central, larger, and more imposing door is written LOVE. We may write each word over the communion table. We can write FAITH because we believe Jesus died for us. We can write HOPE because we believe He will come again. In the largest letters of all we can write LOVE. Greater love has no man than this. That he should die for his friends, but when we were sinners Christ died for us.

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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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