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

    Contributed on Dec 5, 2019
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    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
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    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

  • Having Consistent And Growing Christianity

    Contributed on Nov 7, 2019
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    Paul expresses thankfulness for the consistency of the church of the Thessalonians. A consistency that expresses itself in continuing maturity, ongoing hope in their eternal destiny, and holding to a purpose that gives them security.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://nec.org.au/strong-and-ready/ Message 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 Having Consistent and Growing Christianity Some time after Paul wrote his first letter Paul gets some more news from Thessalonica about other situations which have arisen within the ...read more

  • Life In The Kingdom Family

    Contributed on Nov 2, 2019
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    Even when, like the Thessalonians, we are doing well in our spiritual journey, we still need to keep hearing and reflecting on the imperatives and commands and spiritual direction which comes from the Word - because no matter who we are we can easily fail.

    You can also listen to the full message here:- http://nec.org.au/strong-and-ready/ Message 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 Life In The Kingdom Family Through this sermon series we have come to understand quite a lot about the church of the:- • They are models to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia ...read more

  • Surprised But Not Napping

    Contributed on Oct 25, 2019
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    The coming of Jesus will be like a thief in the night – unannounced and without prior warning. Our call as Christians is to be watchful, not by trying to guess an unrevealed time and season, but by living as those who ate in the light.

    You can listen to the full sermon here:- http://nec.org.au/strong-and-ready/ Message 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Surprised But Not Napping Why is it that there are so many modern Christians who seem to think that we are somehow smarter than the first century Christians. I’ll show you what I ...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