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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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  • Jesus The Bread Of Life

    Contributed on Nov 22, 2018
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    In order to have life – real life, the God’s life which is a qualitatively different life – we must believe and put our faith in Jesus Christ who is the Bread of Life. In the life of the church the Lord’s Supper is a celebration of this transformative reality.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://www.nec.org.au/listen-to-a-sermon-series/life-in-the-church/ This message was not written or preached by myself. Jesse Caulfield, a member of our congregation who preaches every now and then to give me a Sunday off, is the author. Permission to ...read more

  • Church – The Essential Service

    Contributed on Nov 22, 2018
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    Sometimes Christians treat the church as an emergency service … a place to go when you need spiritual help and security, but to be avoided when all is well. But the church is the only institution which can stand against the gates of Hades. Therefore church is an essential service.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://www.nec.org.au/listen-to-a-sermon-series/life-in-the-church/ Message Matthew 16:13-20 Church – The Essential Service What do we do when we have an emergency? When there is fire … we call the Fire Brigade When there is a street fight … we call the ...read more

  • Knowing The Scripture From Infancy

    Contributed on Nov 22, 2018
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    The call to develop the spiritual life of young people, even really young people, is a call clearly found in the Scripture. This call happens because God wants us to know him from infancy and he has a plan for us from infancy.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://www.nec.org.au/listen-to-a-sermon-series/life-in-the-church/ Message 2 Timothy 3:14-15 “Knowing The Scripture From Infancy” Anyone who has had children, or who has been in a contact regularly with children, know how fast children grow and ...read more

  • The Noble Task Of Leadership

    Contributed on Nov 22, 2018
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    Jesus has given leaders to the church who are called to a lead through their Christian character and example; it is not a calling that all desire because it comes with great responsibility. It is also a calling that requires great respect.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://www.nec.org.au/listen-to-a-sermon-series/life-in-the-church/ Message “The Noble Task of Leadership” 1 Timothy 3:1 Why do politicians get such a rough stick when it comes to their leadership? I don’t want you to answer out loud but I suspect, if we ...read more

  • Son Of God

    Contributed on Nov 19, 2018
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    Jesus, the Son of God who has all power, ends up in Egypt because of the threat of Herod. In doing so a new Exodus is establish with the Son of God coming out of Egypt to live in full obedience in contrast to all of God’s people who failed.

    You can listen to the message here:- http://www.nec.org.au/listen-to-a-sermon-series/name-above-all-names/ Note - the temperature that day in Brisbane at 9:30am was 36 degrees Celsius (96 Fahrenheit) and 90% humidity - it was hot! So the service was significantly shortened .... including 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