Revive Us, Oh Lord

Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology 2023



Michael Barrett
David Garner
Juan Sanchez


November 10-11, 2023


Grace Bible Fellowship Church
1811 Old Bethlehem Pike
Quakertown, PA 18951

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Conference Description

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.


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

8:00 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
11:30 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


Speaker Biographies

Michael Barrett is the senior research professor of Biblical Studies at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prior to this appointment, he served as vice president for Academic Affairs/Academic Dean and professor of Old Testament. He is a minister in the Heritage Reformed Congregations. He earned his doctorate in Old Testament Text with a special focus on Semitic languages. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and has published numerous articles in both professional and popular journals. He contributed to and served as Old Testament editor for The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible. He other published works include Beginning at Moses: A Guide to Finding Christ in the Old Testament; Complete in Him: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying the Gospel; The Next to Last Word: Service, Hope, and Revival in the Postexilic Prophets; The Gospel of Exodus: Misery, Deliverance, Gratitude; and others.

David Garner is chief academic officer, vice president of Global Ministries, and professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He has served in theological education, pastoral ministry, missions, and para-church ministries since 1986 and has lived and taught in various parts of the world, including Europe, Central America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Author and editor of several books including Sons in the Son: The Riches and Reach of Adoption in Christ, and over 100 essays and articles, Garner also served as the systematic theology book review editor for Themelios Journal from 2018–2021.  In 2016, Garner and several others founded The Southgate Fellowship, a ministry devoted to advance biblical thinking and practice in world mission, Garner continues as president.

Juan Sanchez has served as senior pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church since August 2005. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and holds an MDiv, a ThM, and a PhD in systematic theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition, Juan serves as a council member of The Gospel Coalition, co-founder and president of Coalición, and associate professor of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has authored numerous books, including 1 Peter for You and Seven Dangers Facing Your Church.  His most recent book is The Leadership Formula: Develop the Next Generation of Leaders in the Church. 

Hotel Information

Hampton Inn
1915 John Fries Highway
Quakertown, PA 18951 
Rate $129 includes breakfast

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deadline 10/20/23