The Emperor Frederick III of Austria had five letters painted on his belongings and his buildings. They were “a e i o u.” He was not accenting vowel sounds. They stood for a Latin phrase which means “Austria will endure forever,” but there is only one kingdom that will last forever—the kingdom of God.

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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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