The Promised Holy Spirit
Quakertown Regional Conference on Reformed Theology 2015
Walk-ins Welcome or Join us Live
November 13-14, 2015
Grace Bible Fellowship Church
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"In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation,
and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit."
He is the same in substance and is equal in power and glory with the Father and the Son. He is the only efficient agent in the application of redemption. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment, moves them to repentance, and regenerates them so they may embrace Jesus Christ by faith. He indwells all true believers, baptizing them into one body. Like the Father and the Son, He bears many names: Comforter, Intercessor, Advocate.
He is the Holy Spirit, and He is the most neglected, misunderstood member of the Trinity, to the point where J.C. Ryle said, "I believe that few truths of the Christian religion are so often obscured and spoiled by false doctrine as the truth about the Holy Spirit." We live in an age where errors about the person and work of the Holy Spirit abound, and correction in teaching and understanding is greatly needed.
With that in mind, we are excited to devote the 2015 Quakertown Regional Conference on Reformed Theology to the subject of "The Promised Holy Spirit." For two days, we will examine the Holy Spirit and what the Scriptures say about Him. Plenary session themes will include "Springs of Living Water," "The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament," "The Holy Spirit and New Creation," "The Holy Spirit and the 'Last Days,'" and "The Guarantee of Our Inheritance." In addition to five plenary sessions, all who attend will have the opportunity to choose from three Saturday afternoon workshops, two of which are directly Holy Spirit-related.
As we look to our eight annual conference, it is our great privilege and honor to have as our speakers, Drs. David Murray, Harry Reeder, Derek Thomas, and Scott Oliphint. Please prayerfully consider joining us on Nov. 13-14, 2015 in Quakertown, PA, less than an hour north of Philadelphia and 20 minutes south of Allentown. We know you will be blessed as we worship together and by sitting under the faithful proclamation of the Word.
Friday, November 13, 2015
6:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. Springs of Living Water, Derek Thomas
8:15 p.m. The Holy Spirit and New Creation, Harry Reeder
Saturday, November 14, 2015
8:00 a.m. Late Registration
9:00 a.m. The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament, David Murray
10:15 a.m. The Holy Spirit and the 'Last Days', Derek Thomas
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Workshops
- The Fruit of the Holy Spirit, David Murray
- The Anatomy of Unbelief, Scott Oliphint
- George Smeaton's Theology of the Holy Spirit, Cliff Boone
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. The Guarantee of Our Inheritance, Harry Reeder
4:00 p.m. Closing Announcements and Benediction
|David Murray is Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and worked for five years in financial services before being converted to Christ. He studied for the ministry at Glasgow University and the Free Church of Scotland College (Edinburgh). He was a pastor for 12 years, first at Lochcarron Free Church of Scotland and then at Stornoway Free Church of Scotland (Continuing). He and his wife, Shona, have five children: Allan, Angus, Joni, Amy, and Scot. He blogs at Head Heart Hand.|
|Harry Reeder is the senior pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, AL. Pastor Reeder is devoted to the ministry of Church Revitalization hosting multiple Embers to a Flame Conferences both nationally and internationally. He is the author of a number of published works including From Embers to a Flame – How God Can Revitalize Your Church and most recently The Leadership Dynamic. In addition he is the host of a growing radio ministry entitled In Perspective. The program is heard Monday through Friday on a number of stations in the southeast. He and his wife, Cindy are natives of Charlotte, North Carolina. They have three children and seven grandchildren.|
|Derek Thomas is the senior minister at historic First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC as well as a professor of Systematic and Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary teaching in both Atlanta, GA and Jackson, MS. After pastoring in Ireland for 17 years, Dr. Thomas served on the staff of First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS for 15 years. He has written or edited 15 books, including How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home and Acts Reformed Expository Commentary.|
|Cliff Boone is the senior pastor at Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church in Allentown, PA. Prior to his ministry at Cedar Crest, Pastor Boone spent 11 years leading a missionary team in rural East Africa and rejoiced to see the beginning of six churches among a people group which was previously unreached with the gospel. He travels each year to Tanzania to teach in the Bible and Ministry Institute and in the MAPANA Missionary Training College. Pastor Boone holds a Ph.D in Theology from the University of Wales, Lampeter, and a B.S. in Wildlife Management from West Virginia University. He is the author of Puritan Evangelism (Paternoster Press) and has translated several books into Swahili – including a small theological series consisting of sermons of the 17th century Puritan John Flavel. He and wife Becky are the parents of three adult children: a pilot, a budding linguist and an organic farm manager.|
|Scott Oliphint is professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to coming to Westminster, Dr. Oliphint, an ordained pastor in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, was a pastor in Amarillo, TX, his hometown. Dr. Oliphint is the author of Reasons for Faith: Philosophy in the Service of Theology and God with Us. In addition to these (and other) books, Dr. Oliphint has authored numerous scholarly articles. He has lectured around the world, from London to Jakarta to Hong Kong.|
There are no group rates for hotels for this event. However, we can recommend the following hotels:
The Hampton Inn
1915 John Fries Hwy
Quakertown, PA 18951
The Holiday Inn Express
1918 John Fries Hwy
Quakertown, PA 18951
Spring Hill Suites
1930 John Fries Highway
Quakertown, PA 18951