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Hidden, Dangerous, Contagious: 10 Church Diseases You Should Know by Chuck Lawless – – Christian Leadership Blogs, Articles, Videos, How To’s, and Free Resources

Hidden, Dangerous, Contagious: 10 Church Diseases You Should Know by Chuck Lawless – – Christian Leadership Blogs, Articles, Videos, How To\’s, and Free Resources.

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Healing…. Ding, Ding, Ding. Ring that bell for the lost and hurting.

“I once lived near a man who was sick unto death. Some went to him and told

him he had to be baptized, or he would die and go to hell.

I have always said that was a form of coercion, and Jesus Christ never used

it. He was too much of a gentleman. He never took advantage of a man when

he was down to grind his soul and try to influence him to be a Christian.

If the man was sick, Jesus went and healed him by the power of God. Then,

when that man was healed, the natural response of his loving soul led him to


I wonder, have you ever paid attention to the different occasions in reading

the Scriptures when the Voice of God is mentioned?”

From John G. Lake “Adventures in God” 

Hmmm…  John G. Lake.  A man invested in carrying God’s Presence with him.   I wonder how much time he spent looking after and studying God’s Word.   Not many ministries have shut the local hospital down because everyone was getting healed.

To the folks out there who are really walking in the Power of God and changing the lives you touch.  Thank you!!

We know it’s tough out there.  I was just reading about how John Alexander Dowie had harshly criticized John G. Lake and to most that would have probably shut them down and they would have given up.  I can’t imagine the hurt that he felt when Dowie blasted him.   John G Lake was indeed a better man as Dowie  ” prophesized”

But John G. Lake knew God and went on to become quite a witness in history.   Unlike Dowie.

Don’t get me wrong. John Alexander Dowie at one time did have a tremendous ministry and touched many lives.  But when He thought more highly of himself than he should have, everything pretty well fell to pieces.  Probably a good lesson for all of us.

With Christ all things are possible.  When we start thinking that we are something amazing…. Well pride comes before a fall.

As we have seen lately, any minister that starts thinking they are above the scriptures and does not think it is wrong to harm others or be involved in sin are setting themselves up for a huge failure.

Being hateful and ugly to people because you are in a position above them does not please our Father.    Why does it shock us when unbelievers won’t go to church.   As mentioned in the previous excerpt from “Adventures in God”   Bullying people into a confession of salvation, baptism, or church doesn’t  work.    However, walking in the power of God and seeing him work in unbelievers is something I can’t describe.  But to see the look on one hurting all of the sudden say “It’s gone.  The pain is gone!”  Then they move around as if trying to make it hurt again and say “It’s really gone”.    Now that.. ding, ding, ding,  rings within them and they can’t wait to become a part of the Father’s family.    Where Christ is lifted up.  People will come.



















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Keeping the Fire Burning.

This is the first Sunday after…  After Camp-meeting.   How do we take Camp-meeting home with us?   Whether you were in Oklahoma, Florida, or other places  the message was basically the same.   Get back to the basics of the Gospel, renew our mind with the word of God, and get fired up/stirred up to show the light of the Good News to everyone around us.

One way to keep the fire burning is to stay focused on the truth.   This is something you can do on your own.

  1. Read the word of God.  Proverbs 4: 20-22.   Attend to the Word of God for it is Life…
  2. Focus on what the word says and not wives tales.   “God is using my sickness to teach me something”, God will get glory out of my sickness.   It is embarrassing to hear this come out of people’s mouths because they have just revealed that they know nothing about what the Bible actually says but instead rely on rumors they have heard or read instead of actual scripture.
  3. Get around other people who actually read the Bible and enjoy talking about the truth.
  4. Try to find a church that actually preaches the Gospel and you need a Bible with you when you go.   (You know you are not going to remember one word up on that screen other than who was called to the nursery)
  5. The internet is full of websites and teachers that preach the actual Gospel and not all this junk that has been passed on from generation to generation.  If there is nothing available in your area get online.  I generally tweet services that I am attending online. (One thing about online teaching: You will have to verify that what they are preaching is in the Bible.  Everyone makes mistakes.  Even the best teachers  accidentally misquote scriptures, mix up names of Bible people, give out the wrong reference for a scripture etc.  Not on purpose it just happens.

Another way to keep the fire burning is get together with like minded Christians and stir each other up.

  1.  Attend an on fire Bible study.   A real one not just a bunch of friends that get together and talk nonsense but one that has a purpose and people learn something that can change their life.    ex:    I know of a Bible study that gathers at a cattle sale barn.   It’s not a church and they do not have regular church meetings.   Many people of different denominations attend and they teach the Gospel.
  2. If nothing is available in your area again get online or check your local TV programming.  There are a few out there that teach the word.

And finally try to find a place to fellowship and become a part that is Bible based, uplifting, encouraging and spend more time talking about the Gospel than what other people/ministries are doing wrong.

  1. A place where they help stir up the gifts not stir up the pot.
  2. It would be more beneficial to attend a good bible based church service once a month that it would be to go weekly to a church that rambles and preaches doctrines of demons, traditional mistruths, and wives tales.
  3. Do NOT go home from Camp Meeting and try to change your church.   As we grow in knowledge and understanding you may need to find a church home that helps you grow instead of hindering your growth.   Generally we move on from the nursery, pre-school, elementary, secondary and collegiate education.
  4. Pray, Pray, Pray.

I encourage you to do what you can on your own and ask God to guide you toward people who enjoy Him as much as you do.  If you belong to a Bible Based church that preaches the Gospel then Glory to God for you!  Get in and get involved and help become a worker in the field of harvest.   Nothing like keeping yourself stirred up by renewing your mind to the truths in the Bible.   If your church isn’t Bible based and does not preach the Gospel then you really need to pray to find a Church home that does.  (Believe me I know how daunting a task that can be)   But keep your chin up and get into the Word!

Ask God and do what His word Says! Keep stirring up the Gifts and devote ourselves to prayer and attending to His word.   Being a good steward of ALL that He has given us including our Bodies.  And praising Him everyday for what he has done.  Let’s not let the embers from the fire of Camp-meeting die out.  Keep stirring up the Gifts.










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“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke) this is a paraphrase of the following passage.

“ It is not enough in a situation of trust in the commonwealth, that a man means well to his country; it is not enough that in his single person he never did an evil act, but always voted according to his conscience, and even harangued against every design which he apprehended to be prejudicial to the interests of his country. This innoxious and ineffectual character, that seems formed upon a plan of apology and disculpation, falls miserably short of the mark of public duty. That duty demands and requires that what is right should not only be made known, but made prevalent; that what is evil should not only be detected, but defeated. When the public man omits to put himself in a situation of doing his duty with effect it is an omission that frustrates the purposes of his trust almost as much as if he had formally betrayed it. It is surely no very rational account of a man’s life, that he has always acted right but has taken special care to act in such a manner that his endeavours could not possibly be productive of any consequence.”

Edmund Burke “ Thoughts On The Cause Of The Present Discontents” 1770 (An- extract)

Is Sickness your Friend?

Last Spring I was at a Ladies conference and the speaker was talking about health and healing.   She made the comment to those coming to the prayer line that they would need to prepare to do their house work because they were going to be well and not have an excuse.

Originally I thought that was odd.  Then I began to notice just how much people use Sickness for perceived benefits.  Like an old loyal friend Sickness was there for them whenever they needed it.

Stay tuned for the upcoming Articles on “Preparing to Walk in Divine Health”   If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired.  This may be a new way to look at an old problem.


























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My hope is not N a Donkey or an Elephant, My Hope is N THE LAMB!

A friend of mine posted this and it is so true!    Good things are coming.  Look for some new things coming your way from AccessN2Grace.  I watched a Christian Election coverage video. and I was so thrilled to see Christian Coverage.    I was thinking   Hmmm I wonder if they are going to continue letting people know what is going on.  Then  AccessN2Grace  founding scripture was spoken and It’s  Like why don’t YOU do this..

So let’s do it.   AccessN2Grace receives no monetary support from anyone and we don’t have a 501 c3.   I can say whatever the Lord leads me to say and not have to worry about losing funding or my 501 c3 status…

Please join me in participating and taking our country back.    God said  through one of his prophets “I’m giving you your country back. What are you going to do with it? ”    Well let’s step up to the plate and learn how to receive all God has provided for us and put prayer to work on our Government.

The Deficit maybe something big for Man… but it’s tiny tiny for God.

Let’s get to work folks…It’s literally time to be a doer of the Word.

Pastor Appreciation Month

This month is highlighted as Pastor Appreciation month.  A time of reflection and blessing of the one who has fed you throughout the year.  Typically this is for a church congregation to plan, and sneak around gathering bloopers of the Pastor throughout the year for almost a “roast” so to speak.  And then after the church family has had their fun it’s a time of reflection and blessing.

Here at AccessN2Grace I want to express my appreciation for the various ministries and ministers that brought new light into a dark world and are also restoring the value of Calvary.  So many have forgotten what Jesus has done for us.  Much was accomplished on the cross and completed for all time.    Our healing and forgiveness have been paid for.   Everything that Jesus died for has been done.   When we sin, Jesus doesn’t go back to the cross and he for sure doesn’t want us to beg forgiveness from him.  He’s already done it.

“You’ve already Got it”  has been a life changing message for many this year.   I’ve heard many ministries this year turn around and get on the other side of the cross.   We are no longer waiting for Jesus to finish his work.   Jesus has done all he is going to do so it is time for us to step around on the other side and accept the finished work.   Even Jesus himself declared “It is finished!”

I will admit that it was the minister Creflo Dollar that arrested my attention. I’ll look to see which message it was but he was asking the congregation about praying for others and prayer chains.  He asked a question and I was half listening to him.  The congregation and me answered yes and then he said “NO”.   I shut everything down that  I was doing and backed up the video and listened.  Wow!  what a revelation.

During my research this year, I have stumbled across Andrew Wommack.   I have really enjoyed his teachings.  I’ve listened to old ones and new ones that you can download for free.  At one point in his life many years ago he and his wife could not afford teaching.  Which is so sad.  I wish I could have been there to buy it for them and I wonder if there isn’t someone somewhere kicking themselves for being prompted to buy it for them but they didn’t.    I truly appreciate Andrew Wommack Ministries and the Charis Christian Center in Colorado.  It is very refreshing to hear teaching about what Jesus has done for us and is readily available for us.

I also stumbled across Joan Hunter Ministries during my research.  Her parents were the “Happy Hunters” let me tell you..I know what made them Happy and everyone else who attended their meetings.    Joan is continuing in her parents footsteps and let me tell you people are Happy that attend the meetings.  I had the pleasure of attending one of her meetings live and I was truly amazed at how easy people’s lives were changed.  People were crying and yelling and so happy that they could do things they could not do before entering the building.   If I could imagine Jesus just walking around doing good and healing the sick.    That was what she did.   No push downs, no yelling no screaming  no “working up the anointing” just a simple ask the person what is wrong and then watch Jesus fix it.  Now that was cool to watch.

My slant for Pastor Appreciation is to bless those that feed you.   If your local church Pastor feeds you then by all means bless his socks off.  But, don’t forget the ministries that offer free materials and television broadcasts/podcasts  that you feed on everyday or weekly.

One more thing…don’t wait til October every year to be a blessing to your Pastor and the other ministries that feed you.  And don’t wait for your Pastor to ask for help.  They won’t.  They are trusting God for their personal needs so they won’t ask.

Just found out today that a local pastor didn’t have enough money for shoes for himself and his kids.  What a shocker!!!   You really want to bless your Pastor…take him shopping or take his wife and kids shopping for an outfit or two.      With what I am learning a certain % of offerings go to fees etc.  If you want to bless your Pastor directly without any of  the money going somewhere else.  skip the tax deduction and give him cash or fill up his car the next time you meet him at the gas station. Buy his lunch when you see him out at a restaurant.    Each church/denomination have their own systems some may give the Pastor all the Pastor appreciation offering.  Find out what your church does. This also pertains to traveling ministers not all of the offerings may be given to him or her.  As much as 20% or more  may be deducted  by the host church for their expenses.  Each church/denomination are different.  Find out what your church does and maybe give your traveling minister a good Andrew Jackson handshake if a large portion of the offering goes to cover church expenses.

Finally,  letting your Pastor know that you “hear” him or her and you are getting their messages.  One of the most frustrating things is working all week long on a message for the people and then wondering if anyone is getting it.

(Word to Pastors here:  If your people are falling asleep preach something that will keep them awake.  There is nothing about Jesus or his ministry that is something to snooze about.  Preach something worth listening to.)

To the rest of us, ministers rarely hear “That made an impression on me that is life changing.”    One sentence I will gladly say to  Creflo Dollar ministries, Andrew Wommack Ministries, Joan Hunter Ministries, Bill Winston Ministries, Jim Hockaday Ministries, Charis Christian Center, and Joseph Prince Ministries.    I wish I could say thanks to those who went before us in the 1800’s and 1950’s. To all of you Thanks so much and it’s coming back.   It is refreshing that some of those great teachings are still circulating today.  I don’t know how all these candles were shoved under buckets but the Word is coming back and we are awakening to all that Jesus has done.

It’s not about U or what U do, it’s about what Jesus has done 4 U.

Lord, Send the Wind of a Fresh Pentecost!

Informative article pointing out truths about today’s church. Have your toes protected because  J. Lee Grady is correct in his assessment of  a majority of  Churches as a whole.   Even the “Faith” churches need a fresh breath and restoration of the power of Pentecost.

Includes prayer points for praying for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the US.  If you’ve been wondering what to pray, there are some great suggestions in this article.

Journal activities:   In your area of influence compose a prayer using the prayer points in this article as a guide and note the changes as they appear in your area.

Lord, Send the Wind of a Fresh Pentecost!.

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