Among the many tombs in Westminster Abbey is the tomb of James Wolfe, a distinguished British Army officer. Wolfe died in battle after being shot three times. He neared death just as the battle concluded. When hearing of the impending victory, he said, “Now God be praised, I die contented.” These words are carved on his tomb: “Slain in the moment of victory.” The words could well be said of Jesus on His cross!

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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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