Once Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and most of Vietnam were a single kingdom, ruled by kings who lived in Angkor Wat. Here they built magnificent temples in worship of Hindu gods, and as memorials to the kings who built them in the 15th century. Angkor Wat was abandoned; today it stands empty and forlorn. Then it was discovered in 1863 by Frenchman Henri Mouhot. He reported that the few peasants who lived nearby did not know who built the temples or why. Many who are famous today will be forgotten tomorrow, but Jesus always will be remembered in the parables He told, the sermons He preached, the communion He instituted and most of all in the lives He’s changed.


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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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