• Allan Quak

    Contributing sermons since Dec 5, 2005
Allan's church

North Pine Baptist Church
Murrumba Downs, Queensland 4503
0402 546 135

About Allan
  • Education: My primary theological education took place at the Reformed Theological College in Geelong Australia. It was a five year full time Bachelor of Divinity. I also completed a Master of Arts in Theology through the Australian College of Theology. I also have a Graduate Certificate in Professional Management.
  • Experience: I have been in full time ministry for 30 years. Initially I served in the Christian Reformed Churches of Australia. In 2007 I planted a church in Brisbane which, after a few years, became part of the Queensland Baptist movement. I have been in my current church since March 2024.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Thanks for being willing to have a look. It is humbling to know that sermons which God has graciously allowed me to write are being used all over the world. If you do end up preaching them please pray that the Spirit will use the sermons to transform and convict those to whom you speak.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Many of them do. When I preach I don’t just preach at the congregation but I also preach to myself. Having said that a recent sermon series on Jonah has reminded me again of the amazing grace of God to those who stubbornly think they are spiritually better than others.
  • Family: I have been married for 34 years and I have three daughters who are 33, 32 and 29. I also have 3 sons-in-law and three grand-daughters. My wife has been a constant support to my ministry and I am so thankful to the Lord for providing her in my life.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She believes I am the best preacher she has ever heard.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Keep it simple and focus on the Word.
  • Books that have had an impact: I read all the time and there are many books which have had an impact. Indeed I have found that you can be impacted from the most unlikely sources.
  • Hobbies: I am working on a HO scale model railway based on a small suburban branch-line (which no no longer exists) in Sydney.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: What I always say; "Jesus is the only way to eternal life".
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I often use the phrase "brothers and sisters" which I am addressing the congregation. However, one time, it came out as "brothers and sinners".
  • What I want on my tombstone: He let Jesus make the difference
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  • A Call To All Hypocrites

    Contributed on Jun 17, 2024

    God’s character is that He is light. This light calls all hypocrites to take off their masks and allow the light to reveal the truth.

    You can listen to this sermon at 1 John 1:5-2:2 “A Call To All Hypocrites” In this sermon series we will continually see how John is connecting his teaching to the main them found in 1 John 5:13 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the more

  • John The Authoritative Apostle

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2024

    John starts his letter with a declaration of authority and an invitation to know you have eternal life because you have heard, seen, looked and felt the touch of the Word who was from the beginning.

    You can listen to this sermon here:- 1 John 1:1-4 “John the Authoritative Author” This morning is the first in a 12 week sermon series on John’s Epistles. At the beginning of a series like this it helps to have an understanding of the historical background more

  • The Most Important Exam

    Contributed on May 28, 2021

    Paul calls us to examine ourselves. In this exam we don’t compare ourselves to others, we actively seek to bring about real changes in our lives and we place our eternal destiny into the hands of Jesus.

    Message 2 Corinthians 13:5 “The Most Important Exam” I love being in ministry – and I love being the minister of NEC. Only one week ago Corianna and I returned from a four week absolutely amazing holiday. We really enjoyed our time. We are also thankful to be back home and continue our ministry more

  • The True Vine

    Contributed on Apr 16, 2021

    Jesus the True Vine is the Only source of spiritual life. For us to know if we are a true disciple or a fake disciple we need recognise the difference between the Father bringing us through a difficult pruning process, or the Father cutting us off.

    Message John 15:1 I Am The True Vine There are seven “I am” passages of Jesus … the last of which is found in John 15:1-6 (read) I suspect there are plenty of us who remember the “I am the vine; you are the branches” part. I wonder how many also remembered the “I am the vine, and my Father is more

  • The Way The Truth And The Life

    Contributed on Apr 9, 2021

    Jesus is the Way who gives direction. Jesus is the Truth who brings genuine knowledge to our circumstances. Jesus is the Life who has done all that is necessary. Do not let your hearts be troubled.

    Message John 14:6 I Am The Way The Truth and The Life Today the focus of our message is on Jesus who says, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life.” Let’s read this “I am” statement in it’s context. Read John 14:1-6 Jesus is specifically speaking about Himself as the One who can bring us from more

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  • Ghost

    Contributed on Jan 8, 2010

    Ghost Perhaps you have seen the movie "Ghost". Admittedly it came out in 1990 so maybe it is a bit old for some of you. It stars Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. Early in the movie Patrick dies and becomes a "ghost". Near the end of the movie Demi has to let him go as he walks to a group of more

  • The Day After The Berlin Wall Fell A Sign ...

    Contributed on Dec 14, 2005
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    The day after the Berlin Wall fell a sign appeared in the churchyard of a small church in Prague, Czechoslovakia. The sign simply said:- "The Lamb Wins." That is the glorious Gospel Truth. The Lamb Wins. Not sin. Not disease. Not death. Not tragedy. The Lamb more

  • Let Me Tell You About Louis Slotin, One Of The ...

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2005
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    Let me tell you about Louis Slotin, one of the early scientists who were working with the effects of radioactive uranium. On May 21, 1946, he was experimenting to find how long it would take for uranium to be triggered into an unstoppable reaction. He was doing that by pushing two hemispheres more

  • A Fencing Contractor Was Talking With A Rich ...

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2005
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    A fencing contractor was talking with a rich property owner about his chances of going to heaven. The rich man believed that God would be pleased with his efforts. He said, “I’ve lived a good life and been hardworking and giving to worthy causes. Sure, I hide some of my income so it doesn’t more

  • After The Battle Of The Bulge During World War ...

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2005
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    After the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, one German officer described the capture of an American unit early in the fighting. Among the booty was a box that contained a cake. What was remarkable about the cake is that it had been sent to an American soldier from Boston and it was still more