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One Sure Way to Preach Better

Read this today… I think it applies to preaching.

A story is told about a captain in the U.S. Cavalry many years ago who was riding through a small town in Oklahoma. As he passed by a barn, he suddenly pulled his horse to a stop, because right there before him on the side of the barn were dozens of bull’s eye circles drawn with chalk, and in the center of each one was a bullet hole. About that time another man walked by and the captain asked him, “Do you know who is the marksman responsible for all those bull’s eyes?” The passer-by nodded his head and said, “Yep, that would be Billy Hawkins. But he’s a mite peculiar.” The captain replied, “Well I don’t care what he is like. The Cavalry can use anyone who can shoot that well.” “Ah ha,” said the other man, “But I think you should know that Billy shoots first, then he comes over and draws those circles.”

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