Several years ago, a church in California built a new and impressive building. When one drives down the main street, the imposing structure is straight ahead. However, it is a contemporary building, and to mark it as a church, they put a lighted cross on the facade. As you drive toward the church, the cross is the prominent feature. A neighbor objected. He said the light shone into his home. In reality, it was probably the cross itself that offended him. He went to the city of Huntington Beach, and city officials made the church turn off the light on the cross on the building. However, no one can turn off the light of Christ’s 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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