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  • Allan Quak

    Contributing sermons since Dec 5, 2005
Allan's church

Northside Evangelical Church
Northgate, *Province/Other 4013
(07) 3314 6615

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 have almost 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 20 years.
  • 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 the sermon series which I did on the 12 disciples had a large impact on my personal thoughts about the purposes of the church and my place in it.
  • Family: I have been married for 25 years and I have three daughters who are 25, 24 and 21, and on son-in-law. 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 parents think of my sermons: They really enjoy them.
  • 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 have a dream to build an n-scale model railway loosely based on the New South Wales (Australia) railway system.
  • 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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  • When There Is Persecution

    Contributed on May 22, 2020
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    Persecution, and the emotions which come when we think about persecution, do not naturally cause us to feel blessed. Yet, when we stand firm in Jesus, we can hold on in strength to Jesus who is sovereign when we are persecuted.

    You can listen to the full message here:- https://nec.org.au/jesus-is-still-sovereign/ Jesus Is Still Sovereign Matthew 5:10-12 When There Is Persecution These past months of COVID-19 have initiated a whole range of conversations and topics – one of those topics has been persecution of ...read more

  • When We Are Powerless

    Contributed on May 15, 2020
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    There are many situations in life which make us feel powerless. Knowing that we are powerless causes us to look in faith to Jesus dies for us in accordance with a powerfully-timed and powerfully-executed plan. Knowing this plan enables us to boast in our powerlessness.

    You can listen to the full message here:- https://nec.org.au/sermon-series/ Jesus Is Still Sovereign Romans 5:6-11 When We Are Powerless “I am cooped up. I feel powerless.” “The restrictions keep changing so quickly. I feel powerless.” “I have a much higher level of anxiety. I feel ...read more

  • When Uncertainty Takes Hold

    Contributed on May 8, 2020
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    The exiles in Babylon where in a place of uncertainty because they were receiving mixed messages about the future plans of the Lord. Jeremiah reminds the exiles that, in the middle of uncertainty, God has a plan for peace and a strengthening of our personal relationship with God.

    You can listen to the full message here:- https://nec.org.au/jesus-is-still-sovereign/ Jesus Is Still Sovereign Jeremiah 29:11-14 When Uncertainty Takes Hold There is a situation that is written about in the book of Jeremiah that speaks very specifically into our lives in this COVID-19 ...read more

  • When I Feel Alone

    Contributed on Apr 30, 2020
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    Social isolation is not the only cause of loneliness, there are many situations which cause us to feel alone. Jesus identifies with our loneliness and his sovereign grace gives us the ability to move beyond feelings of loneliness to a place of identity and purpose.

    You can listen to the full message here:- https://nec.org.au/jesus-is-still-sovereign/ Jesus Is Still Sovereign Psalm 68:5-6 When I Feel Alone In these past 5 weeks have you said one of these phrases more regularly. “I feel isolated.” “I want to connect.” “I need other people.” “I feel ...read more

  • When There Is A Spiritual Battle

    Contributed on Apr 23, 2020
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    In the mighty strength of the Lord we are equipped as wrestler-soldiers to stand in the spiritual battle. We will stand firm against all the schemes of the devil and the combined evil forces of the spiritual realm.

    You can listen to the full message here:- https://nec.org.au/jesus-is-still-sovereign/ Jesus Is Still Sovereign Ephesians 6:10-13 When There Is A Spiritual Battle In the garden of Eden there was perfection. God created and it was very good. Adam and Eve are walking with God in the cool of the ...read more

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  • Ghost

    Contributed on Jan 8, 2010
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    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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read more