• 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 Identity And Actions Are Incompatible

    Contributed on Jun 27, 2020

    In Jesus our identity is to be children of God who are mature, or growing in maturity. This identity means that we are incompatible with the world, therefore we cannot love the world.

    You can listen to the full message here:- Message 1 John 2:12-17 When Identity and Actions Are Incompatible Last year I brought an USB router off ebay – it was really cheap. I made sure it was being sold by a seller based in Australia. It more

  • Knowing That You Know Jesus.

    Contributed on Jun 27, 2020

    John encourages his readers to persist in their spiritual walk by confronting them with a social test. Do they love the adelphos (brothers and sisters) or do they hate the adelphos because they stumble and cause others to stumble?

    You can listen to the full message here:- Message 1 John 2:3-11 Knowing That You Know Jesus. A distinct memory from my childhood is the method my mum used to cheer me on at a sports day. When I was doing the 100m sprint she would run along the more

  • Calling All Hypocrites

    Contributed on Jun 19, 2020

    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 the full message here:- Knowing You Have Eternal Life 1 John 1:5-2:2 Calling All Hypocrites. Christians are hypocrites! That is an accusation that is regularly stated. It is an accusation which reflects the reality that, as more

  • John The Authoritative Apostle

    Contributed on Jun 12, 2020

    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 the full message here:- Knowing You Have Eternal Life 1 John 1:1-4 John the Authoritative Apostle How do you know if you can trust what you are reading or hearing? … … The first question you want to ask is, “Who is the more

  • When Judgement Arrives

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2020

    On Judgement Day the account of each person who ever lived on earth will be revealed and every person will realise that there is no one righteous. Our confidence in that moment comes when we know the name of the Jesus who will name us as his own.

    Jesus Is Still Sovereign Revelation 20:11-15 When Judgement Arrives In the past 7 weeks the Sunday messages have been focussing on areas and situations which come up in our lives. Consistently, as we have focussed on these situations, we have seen again and again that Jesus Is Still Sovereign. … 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
    based on 8 ratings

    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