A Ripley’s column reports that for hundreds of years representatives of Clan McIntyre, in Scotland, have delivered payment on a debt it owes to Clan Campbell. They must pay during the summer, and the debt is paid by the delivery of one snowball. Who knows exactly what happened, but it seems clear that the idea was to require a payment that would be difficult—a snowball in summer.

All of us have amassed a debt we cannot pay. It is not difficult; it is impossible for us. That is why we celebrate the price paid for us on the 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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