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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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  • Sensing God - Smell

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2018
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    This sermon is the last in a series which considers the five senses and how our senses help us in our relationship with God. In this message we see that we can be a pleasing aroma to God and the calling we have to be an aroma to the world.

    You can listen to the sermon here:- http://www.nec.org.au/index.php/listen-to-a-sermon-series/sensing-god/ The sense of smell is a powerful sense. If you are like me, as an example, the smell of a coffee especially in the morning, is a reviving smell. You can be asleep and then, if someone ...read more

  • Sensing God - Hearing

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2018
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    This message is the fourth in a series focusing on our five senses and how we use these senses to respond to God. The purpose of this message is to be reminded that we can get God’s attention in all circumstances and so we should not be slow to come to

    You can listen to this sermon here:- http://www.nec.org.au/index.php/listen-to-a-sermon-series/sensing-god/ The sense of hearing is a sense which you have which is designed to get your attention. You can be in a crowded place, or at a location where there are lots of conversations going ...read more

  • Sensing God - Taste

    Contributed on Jan 16, 2018
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    This sermon continues the series on using all our senses to experience and live in relationship with God. The focus here is for us to taste that God is good, and for us to leave a good taste in the lives of not-yet-believers.

    You can listen to this sermon here:- http://www.nec.org.au/index.php/listen-to-a-sermon-series/sensing-god/ Taste is a very powerful sense. The power of taste is something that I am very familiar with because we grew up in a Dutch-background household which meant we had salted liquorice in ...read more

  • Sensing God - Touch

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2018
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    This message is part of a series on understanding God through our senses. The focus is the transforming touch of Jesus who is willing to identify with us in our sinfulness. The touch of Jesus we can use to bring transformation to the world.

    You can listen to the sermon here:- http://www.nec.org.au/index.php/listen-to-a-sermon-series/sensing-god/ How many of you remember the first time that you held hands with a significant other person in your life. Maybe it was your first girlfriend - the girl at school who was going out with ...read more

  • Sensing God - See

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2018
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    This message is one part, of a five part series, on sensing God. The question in focus is how do we see God? The most important aspect of the answer to this question is to see God as he has shown himself to us in Christ.

    You can also listen to this message here:- http://www.nec.org.au/index.php/listen-to-a-sermon-series/sensing-god/ A little boy was drawing a picture on a piece of paper. His mother came up to him and asked him what he was drawing. The little boy responded, "I am drawing a picture of God." 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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