by John Barnett

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Living Like Jesus (30 of 37)
Series: Authentic Christian Living
John Barnett
James 3

I would like to thank all of you who prayed for me this week. This was a banner week in my life. I spent over 30 hours with Dr. Reed. I told him to work me over. He is my advisor in the Doctoral program at Dallas Theological Seminary. 10 to 12 hours a day for 3 days in a row he sat next to me. There was one point I’ll never forget—he had me doing so many things. I had 20 different documents open on my computer. He was talking and speaking to all of them. I finally said sir, I’m behind, why don’t you rest for a moment? He said where is your office? He walked in there and I tried to put all of them together and when I found him he was sound asleep in there. I though here I am tired but he is a 70 year old man who personally came up—he chose to come up here—he said I have to get you going. It was a great blessing; in fact it was kind of like being at a Bible conference and having the teacher never stop talking for 12 hours a day. It was wonderful.

That was a wonderful blessing but I wanted to not only thank you for your prayers—it was exhausting, it was wearying, it was blessed—but he told me you need to enlist some volunteers from your church or you will never make it. So I am going to read this and if this hits some of you, it would be wonderful. I need two statisticians that know how to do statistical analysis for my dissertation. He said there has to be in a congregation this size someone who has been trained to do statistical running of numbers and analysis in a test with all the factors and variables. If you know what that is, I would love to talk to you. Secondly he said you must have--- now Dr. Reed uses interesting words- I haven’t heard this word used in years--- but he said you must have geeks. I said when I was little a geek was someone whose pants were too short, you know what I mean. He said no, that’s the word for people who are on the Internet all the time. I ...

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