In a worship service, the song leader said, “If you’re visiting today, we welcome you; and we welcome the Lord Jesus Christ into our midst.” That is a nice sentiment, and perhaps we have said or thought it; but it is not exactly right. In a larger sense, it is actually He who welcomes us into His house!

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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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