Perhaps you saw it on TV. It happened in Perth, Australia. A man got his foot trapped in the gap between a subway platform and the subway car. Commuters and officials worked together by lining up and pushing the train to get it to tilt, thereby enabling the man to free himself. This is a lesson on several fronts. It is a lesson in compassion: total strangers helping out a fellow traveler. It is also a lesson on the power of cooperation and unity. Just think if the church had the same commitment to compassion, cooperation and unity—oh what wonderful things we might do!

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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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