A preacher once was giving a stirring sermon and concluded by saying, “Every single member of this congregation is going to die.” Instead of getting the result he wanted, he heard and saw a man laughing. The preacher asked, “What’s so funny?” “Well,” the man replied, “I am not a member of this congregation.” No matter who we are, we cannot escape the inevitable. However, thanks to the resurrection of Jesus, we can face that day with peace and hope.

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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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