3-Week Series: Double Blessing

  • 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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  • Unexpected Grace

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2020

    Our response to those who are have false motives and who scoff at Jesus is to show unexpected grace so that the ungodly may still have an opportunity to experience God’s forgiveness and love.

    You can listen to the full message here:- https://nec.org.au/contend-for-the-faith/ Message Jude 17-25 Unexpected Grace The book of Jude takes many different and, sometimes, unexpected turns. Jude wanted to write about the wonders of salvation – instead a difficult and spiritually dangerous ...read more

  • Identifying Any Stealthy Opposition

    Contributed on Jan 9, 2020

    Jude references a wide range of sources, including Jewish literature and contemporary examples, to equip his readers to discern the “certain individuals” who have slipped into the church. His descriptions continue to give us discernment.

    You can listen to the full message here:- https://nec.org.au/contend-for-the-faith/ Message Jude 5-16 Identifying Any Stealthy Opposition We are going to start this message with a brief look at “divine inspiration” This is the term we use to describe how the divine Scripture is written by human ...read more

  • How To Contend

    Contributed on Jan 3, 2020

    Jude the younger brother of James calls believers to contend against calculating enemies in prayerful “narrow door” faith. We contend with the purpose of evangelism and repentance even if it means personal sacrifice and suffering.

    You can listen to the full message here: https://nec.org.au/contend-for-the-faith/ Message Jude 1-4 How To Contend Jude is a one chapter book with 25 verses. It doesn’t take long to read so let’s do that now. Read Jude In Greek the name is pronounced “Judas” – in the Bible there are a number of ...read more

  • Don't Be An Active, But Idle, Busy Body

    Contributed on Dec 5, 2019

    Paul address a specific sin in the life of the Thessalonian church - the sin of being an active, but idle, busy body. This sin is a blind-spot in the life of the Thessalonian church. All blind spots need to be addressed before we get to a point where the kingdom is better off without us.

    You can list to the full message here:- http://nec.org.au/strong-and-ready/ Message 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18 Don't Be An Active, But Idle, Busy Body Through this sermon series on 1 & 2 Thessalonians we have seen that the church in Thessalonica is a faithful model of discipleship that is an ...read more

  • Jesus Never Forgets

    Contributed on Nov 29, 2019

    The persecution faced by the church of the Thessalonians was causing them to think that Jesus had forgotten them. By focusing on the end times Paul teaches them, and us, that Jesus never forgets and we are always seen - even when we don't fully understand.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://nec.org.au/strong-and-ready/ Message 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 Jesus Never Forgets When it comes to our faith journey we need to recognise that it never really stays in the same place. We pray that we will keep on maturing and growing … but that is ...read 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 ...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