Why didn’t they just lock up Jesus? That would have stopped Him from teaching, preaching and gathering followers. It worked with John the Baptist. Why didn’t they just lock Him up? The answer is they knew no prison could hold Him. They knew about His miracles of healing and His miracles regarding nature. They knew no prison could hold Him. What they did not know was that no tomb could hold Him—that death could not hold Him. The apostle Peter said it was not possible for death to hold Him (Acts 2:24). Some find it impossible to believe in the resurrection of Jesus. Christians find it impossible not to believe. If the world’s one perfect Man could not survive the grave, what hope would there be 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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