Recently my wife and I were given use of two major league baseball tickets. Always glad to see a baseball game, we took the tickets and headed to the stadium. We noticed the tickets came with a free parking pass, but that only registered slightly.

As soon as we entered the stadium, I made my way to one of the few vendors where you can buy food for a dollar. So, I stood in a long line and came away proudly with my little dollar popcorn and my little dollar soft drink. We had trouble finding the number for our seat. Finally, we were pointed to an elevator.

We went up to the assigned section where we were met by two attendants who welcomed us and informed us all the food in the suite was complimentary. We turned the corner and saw a beautiful air-conditioned room with many kinds of food and drink. There were hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, barbeque, shrimp Alfredo, ice cream, etc. There were large windows facing the field and the outside of the stadium. We made it down to the seats where they were giving out free snacks. You actually could watch the game from the large room, an outdoor terrace or the actual assigned seats.

You can imagine how foolish I felt clutching my little bag of dollar popcorn and my cup of soda. I did not know the riches that were actually mine. Many Christians do not know the riches that are available to them in Christ.

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About The Author

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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