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The senior pastor was doing the children’s sermon one day at his church. He had decided to talk to the kids about how to write a good sermon, in hopes of inspiring some to grow up and go into the ministry. So he asked the children, "What makes a good sermon?"

Of course all the little kids raised their hands high and proud. "Yes Johnny?" Johnny said, "Well, it has to have a good beginning." "That’s right, Johnny," replied the preacher. "We call that the introduction. What else, kids? Yes, Sue?" the preacher said. "Well, it has to have a great ending," said Sue. "You are so right the preacher responded, we call that the conclusion, and it is one of the most important parts. Anyone else?"

Little Billy had his hand up, so the preacher called on him. "Yes Billy?" "Well, I know you don’t do it this way, but the introduction and the conclusion should be as close together as possible!"

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