Is Real Revival Possible?
Presented by Dr. Ted Roberts, April 7, 2016
Roberts took the attendees to the book of Hosea, who was the prophet that God told to marry a prostitute because Israel had committed unfaithfulness to God.
We need to focus on pointing to our faults and stop looking at the faults of others. We need to own our sin and stop trying to fix others first. We need to stop pointing out how others need revival and first look at ourselves and admit we need revival too.
- Once you go down the road of obedience, you start to understand God’s plan.
- You can break God’s heart, but you can’t break His love.
- Marriage isn’t designed to grow you; it’s to heal you.
Question: How do you encourage single people?
Answer: Rambo was an idiot. We can’t do it ourselves. We need a team. Surround yourselves with good accountability and support. Learn to make healthy relationships with the opposite sex.
Dr. Ted Roberts served as a USMC fighter pilot and platoon leader, flying close air support missions. In 1970, Ted Roberts met Jesus Christ in a bunker while under a rocket attack in Vietnam. Ted eventually finished his tour in the Marine Corps Squadron VMA-311. Upon returning to the United States, Ted served as a safety officer and flight instructor in Training Squadron VT-21 and attended Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
In 1976 the Lord suddenly and unexpectedly changed the course of Dr. Ted’s life by calling him into ministry. Having graduated with honors in math and astrophysics, Ted earned his Master’s Degree at Asbury Theological Seminary and Doctorate from Western Conservative Theological Seminary. Dr. Ted has served in numerous ministry leadership positions that include; Founder and Clinical Director of Pure Desire Ministries International, Academic Dean of a bible college, and for 23 years Senior Pastor of East Hill Church in Gresham, Oregon. Under Dr. Ted’s leadership, and in one of the most unchurched areas of the country, East Hill Church grew to over 7,000 members.
In 2007 Dr. Ted stepped away from the pulpit to engage in a new battle and to commit his time and energy to the development of Pure Desire Ministries International. This time around, the battle is for sexual purity and healing in the church. Dr. Ted has authored 12 books that include the bestseller, Pure Desire and the addiction recovery manual titled Seven Pillars of Freedom.
Dr. Ted is a certified sex addiction and multiple addiction professional. He worked closely with IITAP (International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals) and Dr. Patrick Carnes to create an officially recognized designation for pastors (PSAP) who work in the field of sex addiction treatment. Dr. Ted’s current roles include Clinical Director, Pure Desire Ministries International, conference speaker, and writer.
In 2013 Dr. Ted hosted and was co-writer for the educational video series titled Conquer Series. The series also earned a highest recommendation for video documentary from Christian Film Database.
Presently, Dr Ted continues to write. His current work is the development of a relapse prevention manual. Ted and has wife Diane counsel pastors and leaders from around the nation who are trapped in sexual bondage. The couple also travels the world declaring the freedom and grace of Jesus Christ.
Dr. Ted and Diane reside in Gresham Oregon and where they enjoy time with their two adult children and four grandchildren.