The Swedish Navy once built a huge warship with 64 guns. On Aug. 10, 1628, the king himself was present for its maiden voyage, along with thousands of onlookers. As the crew waved to the king, the ship began to list and sunk in the harbor. Here it remained until it was salvaged in 1961 and put on display. When we fail, we can take comfort in the thought that we are not alone and that our failures are small compared to some of the monumental failures of others.

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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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