Who could have seen this coming? 20

Look at Gary Lamb’s recent preaching series in light of his recently announced adultery with his personal assistant.

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His body just went where his mind has been all year.

20 thoughts on “Who could have seen this coming?

  1. Albert Jun 9, 2009 2:43 am

    should have seen it coming…

  2. Revolution Member Jun 9, 2009 2:16 pm

    James Et al.

    I’m curious how many of these sermons you have witnessed first hand or have listened to fully via podcasts ?

    Granted, REVOLUTION CHURCH is hurting and disappointed but we refuse to place ourselves in the position of passing judgement. It is not CHRIST like to do so.

    Our mission is and will continue to be providing an environment in which people that are far from GOD can come, learn, and hopefully enter into a personal relationship with CHRIST.

    We stand steadfast that GOD is in control and that everything happens for a reason. Please understand that he is not finished using Revolution Church for the good of his kingdom.

    G. Wood
    Revolution Church volunteer

  3. Non Revolution Member Jun 9, 2009 3:56 pm

    Woody:

    As a member of another local church I have seen first hand how revolution church does pass judgment. Revolution church goers have openly mocked our style of worship, called our members and leaders disparaging names. Gary even mocked us using his own blog.

  4. Revolution Member Jun 9, 2009 5:15 pm

    Non Revolution Member, (who ever you are ?)

    It’s true that I don’t speak for the church and my post above does have a tone that I do.

    Yes, I’ve heard about some of the local church bickering involving REVOLUTION and others. I find that to be more of a tit-for-tat retaliation from the few and not the norm of any of these churches.

    I’ve never been at a church were I agreed totally with everything the pastor said or did from the pulpit and REVOLUTION is no exception. But I visited 7 different churches in Canton B4 GOD lead me to REVOLUTION and I’m serving where he wants me to be.

    G. Wood
    Revolution Church volunteer

  5. VML Jun 9, 2009 6:20 pm

    So sad that you missed out all these great sermons! These sermons changed people’s lives and during this time bunches among bunches of people accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior. Don’t discount Gary’s ability to give a good message just because he sinned. We are humans it is what we do. We need to pray that he/we always find our way back to God. We can only do those through prayer and repentence.

  6. TNH Jun 10, 2009 6:26 am

    these sermons have all disappeared from the church’s website. WHY?????????

  7. VML Jun 10, 2009 10:37 am

    My guess is becausehe is not the pastor anymore?? Let’s not dig too deep into that…..

  8. Revolution Member Jun 10, 2009 12:41 pm

    Karen Et al.

    Do you know Angela Ventry ?

    Have you ever visited REVOLUTION CHURCH ?

    Have you ever met Gary Lamb or any of the staff at REVOLUTION CHURCH ?

    Do you know anyone who currently attends this church ?

    Have you ever listened to any of Gary’s past sermons on Podcast ?

    Most of you here only have an idea of what REVOLUTION CHURCH is from what you read on the internet. No real first hand worship experience with the church body, the former pastor, or anyone involved with it.

    G. Wood
    Revolution Church volunteer

  9. Revolution Member Jun 10, 2009 1:21 pm

    TNH writes : >>these sermons have all disappeared from the church’s website. WHY????????? <<

    What difference does it make as to WHY ?

    If you are interested in listening to any of them then let me know.

    BTW, I was present for each of these sermons. Since the new year I’ve witness first hand over 300 people stand up and make a public decision to surrender their lives to CHRIST.. On May 24th 100+ were baptized in one day.

    Last Sunday’s sermon “Times Like These” delivered by Greg Rohlinger was overwhelming. Listen to it. The congregational response furher proclaims that REVOLUTION CHURCH is about CHRIST and not a pastor or anyone else.

    G. Wood
    Revolution Church volunteer

  10. TNH Jun 10, 2009 1:36 pm

    G. Wood,
    I was listening to them, until poof they disappeared.
    So I wondered Why?

  11. Revolution Member Jun 10, 2009 1:59 pm

    TNH — Dang, didn’t mean it to be so harsh. Edgy about a customer at work today.

    I will send any you wish to listen to.

    Don’t know why the change was made but only guessing that this is part of the moving on process and staying focused on the mission at hand.

    G. Wood
    Revolution Church volunteer

  12. TNH Jun 10, 2009 3:16 pm

    Revolution Member:

    nope, i’m good. i had never heard of gary lamb until the news broke last Sunday. it is just a sad situation. as a pastors wife i can only imagine what DeAnna and her children must be going through.

    i did listen to a few of the sermons. not a fan of the topical stuff, i prefer exegetical preaching.

    i did find this one by Lamb and thought it interesting, in light of the situation:

    http://www.archive.org/details/GaryLambDeperateSexLivesPart6

  13. John Bunchan Jun 10, 2009 4:50 pm

    G Wood

    Elena knew Gary Lamb personally
    Elena Went to Revolution
    Elena listened to his messages
    Elena lived in the Canton area

    How good is that working out for them now?

  14. Revolution Member Jun 10, 2009 5:25 pm

    John Bunchan :

    Not sure the point you’re making. Obviously the answers to my questions to you above is NO-NO-NO-NO-NO in every case.

    I’ve not run across anyone yet that doesn’t agree that both persons involved messed up.

    What are you suggesting ?

    G. Wood
    Revolution Church volunteer

  15. John Bunchan Jun 11, 2009 9:56 am

    The answers are not NO-NO-NO-NO-NO. Look around some Sunday and you might figure out who I am.

    I was simply pointing out that having the answers as yes is not always a good thing.

  16. Revolution Member Jun 11, 2009 10:25 am

    John Bunchan writes:

    >>>Look around some Sunday and you might figure out who I am.

    OK .. will do John. Maybe I know the face and not the name as I’m terrible with names most of the time.

    Since you attend REVOLUTION then you know well what a great group it is. My point is that those who can only answer “NO” to those questions couldn’t possibly have a in-depth understanding of this church.

    I find many of the comments about REVOLUTION CHURCH, it’s former pastor, and some other subjects here to be based purely on rumor, prejudice, and self-righteous attitudes.

    G. Wood
    Revolution Church volunteer

  17. Pastor Brian Jun 11, 2009 10:55 am

    I don’t need a first hand experience to know that adultery is a sin and that narcissistic, egomaniacs who call themselves “pastor” have no place in ministry.

  18. Jake Jun 11, 2009 10:58 am

    Perhaps the self-righteous don’t either.

    And we wonder why so many people are fed up with people who call themselves Christians and fed up with the church.

    (Sorry…my frustration is running over…)

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