The news recently told the story of a man in Indiana who was killed less than seven hours after getting married. His name was Riley Knight. After leaving his wedding reception, he saw a car that had slid off the road with a woman inside. He told his new wife they had to help. Trying to help, he stopped to give assistance in the dark and snow when he was struck by three vehicles. He could have passed the stranded woman by with the excuse that he was too busy; it was too late or too cold. He tried to help and had to take a risk. He ended up sacrificing his own life. While we may not have to pay that sacrifice, service is frequently inconvenient and risky.

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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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