Practice Makes PerfectIn 1997, Brandy Perryman entered into his senior season at the University of Texas as the school's leading career leader in free throw percentage, 88.3. When he missed his first two free throws of the season, Perryman decided he needed to practice more. He didn't leave the practice gym the next day until he had set a personal best by hitting 275 free throws in a row.
What's true in basketball is also true in sermon preparation--the more diligently you prepare, the more insights you will receive, and the better the sermon becomes. "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth" (2 Tim. 2:15)
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