Friday, January 15
|6:00PM||Registration check-in, Bookstore open|
|7:10||PLENARY I: “Montanus, Topeka, and Sister” — W. Robert Godfrey|
|7:55||Stretch Break (10 minutes)|
|8:05||PLENARY II: “The Holy Spirit in our Confessions” — J.V. Fesko|
Saturday, January 16
|8:00AM||Registration check-in, Bookstore open|
|8:40||PLENARY III: “The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament” — Bryan D. Estelle|
|9:25||Break/Refreshments (20 minutes)|
|9:45||PLENARY IV: “The Holy Spirit at Pentecost” — Dennis E. Johnson|
|10:30||Stretch Break (10 minutes)|
|10:40||PLENARY V: “The Holy Spirit and Preaching” — Julius J. Kim|
|12:50PM||PLENARY VI: “Sanctification” — Michael S. Horton|
|1:35||Break (20 minutes)|
|1:55||Questions & Answers — Speaker Panel|
Conference 2016 Invitation:
PLENARY I: “Montanus, Topeka, and Sister: Pursuing an Age of the Spirit”
W. Robert Godfrey
At various times in the history of the church, leaders have emerged claiming new or renewed blessings from the Holy Spirit that will remake the church. Montanus to Joachim of Fiore to Aimme Semple McPherson, Christians have been challenged to expect more from the Spirit. What does church history teach about such expectations and how should we react to them today.
PLENARY II: “The Holy Spirit in our Confessions: Absent or Present?”
Contemporary critics have contended that the Holy Spirit is absent from the major Reformed confessions. Contrary to this contention, not only is the Spirit present, but we have overlooked a number of insights regarding the person and work of the Spirit as it appears in the confessions.
PLENARY III: “The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament: The Holy Spirit in the Torah, Prophets, and the Writings”
Bryan D. Estelle
This talk with discuss the role of the HS in the Hebrew Bible: creating and recreating, writing, testifying to, and guiding the Hebrews. Examples will be taken from many portions of the OT to demonstrate the active role of the Spirit during the period of time represented by the OT.
PLENARY IV: “The Holy Spirit at Pentecost: We are Biblical Pentecostalists”
Dennis E. Johnson
Jesus’ outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost was the capstone of his redemptive accomplishment in history, as God promised through the Old Testament prophets and John the Baptist. Now in the new covenant the Spirit of God (who empowered Israel’s kings, prophets, and priests) distributes to all believers his diverse gifts, to enable every member of Christ’s body to serve others and foster the growth of the whole church.
PLENARY V: “The Holy Spirit and Preaching: The Need for Presbyterians and Pentecostals ”
Julius J. Kim
Many Christians, in the pulpit and the pew, regularly confess this ancient creed: “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” How many state the following with the same conviction: “I need the Holy Spirit!” This session will address the conviction that the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary for both the one preaching the sermon and the one hearing it.
PLENARY VI: “Sanctification: The Holy Spirit in the Ordinary”
Michael S. Horton
The Spirit is often sought in extraordinary ways (dreams, visions, and exciting movements and events), Scripture teaches us that the Spirit works through the ordinary means of grace instituted by Christ. It is through these ordinary means that the Spirit brings about his extraordinary “new creation” in this present age.