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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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  • Finish Well

    Contributed on Jan 25, 2019
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    As we run the race the journey will be one where we face many faith-testing situations. In that journey we can endure and “finish well” because our Saviour gives us all we need to fight the good fight, finish the race and keep the faith.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://www.nec.org.au/running-the-race/ Message 2 Timothy 4:1-8 Finish Well I want to start by talking about epitaphs. An epitaph is the words which are written on a tombstone and they act as a way of remembering a deceased person’s life. One day a man ...read more

  • Fail Well

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2019
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    In the journey of life we want to run the race faithfully but we constantly find ourselves failing. However because we are put of the church we are able to fail well. To fail well requires is to fulfil our responsibility and accept our vulnerability.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://www.nec.org.au/running-the-race/ Message Galatians 6:1-10 Fail Well No-one wakes up in the morning … or at least I don’t know any Christians … who wake up and say, “God let’s make this day a day of failure.” You and me God – we can do this. But I ...read more

  • Run Well

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2019
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    When we run the race our calling is to be jars of clay. The Christian race is not run to bring attention to ourselves, but to put all the attention onto the treasure which is within us. When we run like this then we are running well.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://www.nec.org.au/running-the-race/ Message 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 Run Well We are continuing our series on “Running the Race”. Today our focus will be on the question of “Running Well”. As we think about this question I want to bring your mind back to ...read more

  • Begin Well

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2019
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    We will only begin the race well when we identify, and full confess, our spiritual bankruptcy to Jesus. There are no achievements, or spiritual outcomes, which make us worthy of God’s attention. It is only our faith in the great exchange that Jesus is willing to make for us.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://www.nec.org.au/running-the-race/ Message Ephesians 2:1-10 Begin Well 10 days ago Wild Oats XI won the 2018 Sydney to Hobart yacht race. They also won in 2017 … sort of. Wild Oats XI finished the 2017 race in one day, eight hours, 48 minutes and 50 ...read more

  • Coming Full Circle Again

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2019
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    Malachi ends on a sombre note. In the life of the people of Judah, everything has come full circle all over again. However there is the promise of the messenger, and a message, which will bring a circuit breaker to the cycle of sin.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://www.nec.org.au/listen-to-a-sermon-series/jexit-judah-comes-home/ Jexit: Judah Comes Home Coming Full Circle Again Malachi 2:17-4:6 We all know this doesn’t actually happen. But, if I was God, I think there would be days when I would get very ...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