Andrew Brook

Andrew Brook

Role: Pastor

Senior Pastor, St Paul's Lutheran Church

Latest sermons:
9:00am, Sunday, November 20, 2016
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 25 secs
Having accepted a call to another parish in South Australia, retiring senior pastor Andrew Brook finds many parallels between Paul's letter to the church at Colossae and his own reflections on almost a decade of service at St Paul's. [Organ/Choir - Christ the King - Last Sunday of the Church Year]
11:00am, Sunday, November 13, 2016
Passage: Luke 21:5-19
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 10 secs
Travelling towards the Cross, Jesus spoke about the end times, trying to direct his disciples to a life beyond even the most imposing things that this world can offer. Jesus' words about false teachers also serve to warn us again today not to be distracted, placing our faith anywhere else but in Jesus himself. These can be difficult times to be a Christian, more so in other countries than here. We need to stay fixed on Christ who has come to bring the fullness of life. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 26]
11:00am, Sunday, October 30, 2016
Series: General
Duration: 22 mins
Fifty years is a good age for retrospection, and this is the 50th anniversary of the formationn of a single Lutheran Church of Australia. It is also Reformation Sunday, going back to the roots of Lutheranism when a junior professor of theology pinned 95 debating points on the academic noticeboard for discussion. (Five hundred years later, the Lutheran and Catholic churches are slowly moving back from conflict to communion.) What was all the fuss about? The very heart of the Gospel. [Organ/Choir - Reformation]
9:00am, Sunday, October 16, 2016
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 4 secs
We all struggle in life. We get anxious about the future. We wrestle with God and we want to know his will. God allows us to struggle with him, because he wants to guide our path. As Jacob wrestled with God, God blessed Jacob so that he can bring his blessing to others. God calls us to trust him, even in our weakness. He is in control. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 22]
9:00am, Sunday, October 2, 2016
Passage: Luke 17:5-10
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 6 secs
We often operate out of duty. Duty is good, but it can crush us when it's not coupled with delight. We serve God dutifully out of God's delight in us, shown in the way that Jesus served through the cross. [Organ - Pentecost 20]
11:00am, Sunday, September 25, 2016
Passage: Luke 16:19-31
Series: General
Duration: 22 mins 45 secs
In another challenging parable, Jesus upends the traditional idea that wealth is a reward earned from God, and points clearly to our responsibilities to those around us. But do we really see, or are we too self-absorbed? [Organ - Pentecost 19]
11:00am, Sunday, September 11, 2016
Passage: Luke 15:1-10
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 10 secs
Two of Jesus' most popular parables, which we might call the stories of the found sheep and the found coin, give us a picture of God as relentlessly searching for us, calling us back into relationship with him. And we are called to join this quest, inviting others to share in his kingdom, too. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 17]
9:00am, Sunday, August 21, 2016
Series: General
Duration: 21 mins 43 secs
Recently back from a trip to Cambodia, senior pastor Andrew talks about how the work of Australian Lutheran World Service aligns with God's call since ancient times to his people: live out my heart of love for the suffering. [Organ - Pentecost 14]
11:00am, Sunday, August 14, 2016
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 36 secs
It has been an exciting time, with the Olympics on one side, and the Confirmation service for 9 of our young people on the other. And just as Olympic winners must stay in training, so must we stay in spiritual training. We need to å and resist the weights that drag our faith down. [Mixed music - Pentecost 13 - Confirmation Service]
11:00am, Sunday, July 31, 2016
Passage: Luke 12:13-21
Series: General
Duration: 25 mins 14 secs
Recently returned from a church visit to Cambodia which deeply affected him, Senior Pastor Andrew reflects on the parable of the rich fool, and what it says to our current obsessions with stuff. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 11]