William A.V. Cecil owns the largest private home in America, the Biltmore mansion in Asheville, North Carolina. He used to go to the estate every day to make sure every detail was done right. When he left one area, employees would get on their two-way radios and warn people in the next area he was coming so they could be at their best.

Didn’t Jesus tell some stories that make the same point? It is best always to be ready when the king or master returns.

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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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