There are certain ants called pachycondila chinensis that use a clever means to carry loads too big for them. They will pick up another ant, take it to the load of food, drop him and carry the load together. All of us at some point in our lives need help in carrying life’s loads. Let’s be at least as smart as an ant and get some help.


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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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There are certain ants called pachycondila chinensis that use a clever means to carry loads too big for them. They will pick up another ant, take it to the load of food, drop him and carry the load together. All of us at some point in our lives need help in carrying life’s loads. Let’s be at least as smart as an ant and get some help.


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About The Author

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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