We live in times Paul warned Timothy about in 2 Timothy, “For the time is coming,” Paul told his young protégé, “when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.” Paul is not talking about the world at large but about the church. And there are many signs that the evangelical church has lost its way in an age of inclusivism and relativism.
God has blessed the church with great periods of revival, and even today; we hear reports of revivals in places near and far. Can they be trusted? What are the marks of true revival, and why do we need it? The Psalmist pleaded to God in Psalm 85:6, “Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?”
The late J.I. Packer once wrote, “Revival is the visitation of God which brings to life Christians who have been sleeping and restores a deep sense of God’s near presence and holiness.” Clearly, the church needs a time of awakening, a recommitment to the Word of God, repentance and renewed piety, and a new and genuine fear of God confirmed by a new commitment to obedience from the heart.
The Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology, a partnered event with the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals now in its 16th year of proclaiming the truths of Scripture through excellent teaching that promotes the whole counsel of God as found in His Word, is excited to focus on revival as the theme of its 2023 Conference. Revive Us, O Lord is scheduled for November 10-11, 2023, at Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Quakertown with speakers Michael Barrett, David Garner, and Juan Sanchez. We know you will be blessed as we worship together and by sitting under the faithful proclamation of the Word.
Speakers: Michael Barrett, David Garner, Juan Sanchez
Friday, November 10, 2023
6:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. Session One - Why Am I So Dry?, Juan Sanchez
8:15 p.m. Session Two - Remember Jesus Christ, David Garner
Saturday, November 11, 2023
8:30 a.m. Late Registration
9:00 a.m. Session Three - The Mechanics of Personal Revival, Michael Barrett
10:15 a.m. Session Four - The Work of the Holy Spirit in Revival, Juan Sanchez
11:15 a.m. Lunch at area restaurants
1:00 p.m. Session Five - Reviving the Church, Michael Barrett
2:15 p.m. Session Six - Wake up! Restoring Sobriety in an Age of Drunkenness, David Garner
3:00 p.m. Closing Announcements and Benediction