During
the early days of World War II, when the Nazis invaded France, the
French citizens took down all the signposts. As the Nazi armies
advanced, they did not know which way to turn or in what direction
lay their objective. The signposts were taken down to confuse the
enemy.

Does it
seem to you that the signposts of life have been taken down? They
were not taken down by us to confuse the enemy, but were taken down
by the enemy to confuse us. We do not know which way to turn until we
turn to Scripture. The only reliable signposts are there.

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J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.


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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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For a long time, the center of Christianity in Europe was not Rome but
Constantinople. In the Imperial Palace they placed a throne; a throne on which
no one ever sat. On that empty throne they put a copy of the four gospels:
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. One wonders if it was only symbolic. Certainly
all symbols and all symbolic acts have value, but the important thing is not
where we put a copy of Scripture. It is whether or not we learn from it and
live by it.

One Christian lady in the twentieth century always kept a Bible on
her coffee table, and would never allow another book to be put on top of it.
That’s all right, provided the Bible also was at the top of her spiritual
agenda. The teachings of Christ, and Christ Himself, should sit on the throne
of every believer’s heart.


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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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