We talk about the Greek general and ruler, Alexander the Great. He himself certainly thought he was great. According to tradition, he wept because he had no more worlds to conquer. He wasn’t right about that. Alexander died at the age of 32. What killed him? It is believed to have been malaria caused by the bite of the small mosquito. Sometimes small things can destroy what we think of as great.

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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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