In Dingwall, Scotland, there is an old tradition that after a man had been sentenced to death he still could escape the punishment if he could get through the crowd and touch the steeple of the church before anyone touched him. However, the wages of sin is death, and the only way they can be avoided is by the grace of God. So, salvation is not from touching a steeple—or the cross on the steeple—but by appealing to the cross that was erected at Calvary where Christ dies for us.

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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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