In a recent “Hi and Lois” comic, the little boy in the family is looking at the cookie jar and says, “I always feel guilty when I steal a cookie, but I just can’t help it.” With the cookies in hand and crumbs on his shirt, he says, “The guilt actually makes them tastier.” It is true that guilt makes sin tastier, but it repeatedly has been shown that unresolved guilt can cause many serious problems on many levels.

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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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