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 read the written sermon here: https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/3-unexpected-grace-allan-quak-sermon-on-evangelism-244706?ref=SermonSeriesDetails
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 read the written sermon here: https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/identifying-any-stealthy-opposition-allan-quak-sermon-on-discernment-244546?ref=ContributorDetails
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 read the written sermon here: https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/how-to-contend-allan-quak-sermon-on-apologetics-244422?ref=SermonSerps
When Jesus makes all things new, then new birth, new life, and a new spiritual fervour is possible. The newness in Jesus means we should expect ongoing transformation.
The child who is born to us is the One who brings peace into the middle of our broken, sinful and chaotic lives. This peace is a gift to those who know they are favoured by God.
The child who is born to us is the One continues to show the Father heart of God by; reminding us of our relationship, calling us to obedience, and providing redemption.
The child who is born to us is the One who strategically speaks into our lives, in the midst of the spiritual battle, to entrench the wonderful truths of salvation into our daily journey.
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 read the written sermon here: https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/don-39-t-be-an-active-but-idle-busy-body-allan-quak-sermon-on-sin-2... Read more
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 read the written sermon here: https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/jesus-never-forgets-allan-quak-sermon-on-end-times-243795?ref=ContributorDetails
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 read the written sermon here: https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/9-having-consistent-and-growing-christianity-allan-quak-sermon-on-eternal-destiny-243394?ref=SermonSeriesDetails
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 read the written sermon here: https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/8-life-in-the-kingdom-family-allan-quak-sermon-on-discipleship-243306?ref=SermonSeriesDetails
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 read the written sermon here: https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/7-surprised-but-not-napping-allan-quak-sermon-on-watchfulness-243147?ref=SermonSeriesDetails
Paul deals with the pastoral situation of the Thessalonians who are grieving without hope. His response is not to focus on end-times theology, but to fill in the missing gap of knowledge with the hope that is in Christ. You can read the written sermon here: https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/6-informed-grief-allan-quak-sermon-on-death-242964?ref=SermonSeriesDetails
When Timothy returns from Thessalonica he brings with him some questions from the Thessalonians. In these verses Paul deals with the issue of broken love, which causes unsanctified sexuality. You can read the written sermon here: https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/5-living-the-sanctified-life-allan-quak-sermon-on-immorality-242796?ref=SermonSeriesDetails
The hasty exit from Thessalonica causes Paul to be very concerned for the ongoing ministry in the Thessalonian church. The specific concern is that Satan was using misunderstanding to hinder the Gospel. You can read the written sermon here: https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/4-the-hindrance-of-misunderstanding-allan-quak-sermon-on-satan-242619?ref=SermonSeriesDetails
Paul commends the church of the Thessalonians for being a model to the others churches. They imitate Paul who avoids all worldly techniques when he brings the Gospel; and who also brings the Gospel with family familiarity. Such gospelling will make believers strong and ready and stand out. You can read the written sermon here: https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/3-gospelling-like-paul-allan-quak-sermon-on-evangelism-242479?ref... Read more
Paul’s thanksgiving of the kingdom life and witness of the Thessalonians is a reminder that our calling is to be worthy of imitation, people who model what it means to be strong and ready to stand out in this world. You can read the written sermon here: https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/2-are-we-worth-imitating-allan-quak-sermon-on-thanksgiving-242379?ref=SermonSeriesDetails
Through this message we learn about the historical situation which lead to the planting of the Thessalonian church, and the purpose of Paul writing 1 Thessalonians. You can read the written sermon here: https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/1-thessalonians-who-when-why-allan-quak-sermon-on-purpose-242261?ref=SermonSeriesDetails
This 2019 Father's Day message looks at the meaning of the Hebrew word kinah - which describes the jealousy or zeal of the Lord. In Proverbs 6:30-35 we see that husbands are also those who should be kinah. The call for fathers to have this character of God has very significant applications.
Recognising that many prayers in the New Testament are in the plural and focus on community, not just individuals, this messages gathers many New Testament Scriptures to teach from Scripture how a church in fellowship together is to be a prayerful church. You can read the written sermon here: https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/8-being-prayerful-allan-quak-sermon-on-fellowship-241809?ref=SermonSeriesDetails