Just south of the Croatian city of Dubrovnik lies the village of Cavtat. There once were two very rich families living here. A woman was born into one and married into the other. She commissioned the great sculptor Mestrovich to build a family mausoleum. Before it was finished, her father, mother and brother all suddenly died. Then she died, too. She is remembered for this splendid structure, certainly the most beautiful in Cavtat, and for what she said to the builder Mestrovich. “Make me immortal,” she said. Of course, only God can make us immortal; and He has. More than that, He has given us eternal life.

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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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