Andrew Brook

Andrew Brook

Role: Pastor

Senior Pastor, St Paul's Lutheran Church

Latest sermons:
9:00am, Sunday, August 2, 2015
Duration: 18 mins 36 secs
God has brought his church together, inviting us through the doors into life together. Here is where we can learn to grow in love, and to grow in community -- just as Paul encouraged the Ephesians. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 10]
9:00am, Sunday, July 19, 2015
Duration: 20 mins 6 secs
What matters most to you? For many people, it is their children; and for Christian parents, the children's faith journey is very important. This is what draws them closer to what really matters most: Jesus, Son of God. Today's epistle emphasises that Jesus tore down the walls that divide people. One of his goals for us is community: places where the love of neighbour is put into practical effect. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 8]
6:00pm, Sunday, July 5, 2015
Thomas Place asks the big questions, and this month it's all about marriage. In society, it's in something of a decline; and those who do marry generally agree that they marry for love. And they also unmarry when the love fades. Does God have anything to say about the kinds of love that should power a marriage? [Thomas Place - Pentecost 6]
9:00am, Sunday, July 5, 2015
Passage: Mark 6:1-6
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 48 secs
When Jesus took his disciples home to Nazareth, there was no warm welcome. Folks couldn't get past their image of the hometown boy to see the Messiah standing before them. And their unbelief was a real barrier to Jesus' redeeming power. Today's story has much to say to the contemporary church. [Organ - Pentecost 6]
9:00am, Sunday, June 21, 2015
Passage: Mark 4:35-41
Series: General
Duration: 21 mins
When a storm swamped their boat, the disciples probably wanted the sleeping Jesus to help bail out the water. What they got was something completely unexpected: a revelation of the Son of God, with them in person then as he is with us now. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 4]
6:00pm, Sunday, June 7, 2015
Duration: 26 mins 36 secs
Our Thomas Place series tackles big questions; so what does it mean for us when Jesus says we cannot serve 'money'? Should we be selling all we have, and giving to the poor? What does this mean for Christians in wealthy countries? [Thomas Place - Pentencost 2]
11:00am, Sunday, May 31, 2015
Passage: Isaiah 6:1-8
Duration: 12 mins 44 secs
Today's sermon followed Bach's cantata BWV 68, "God So Loved the World". God is holy, pure, and undefiled; yet he found a way to invite us back into community with him, through his Son. In the words of the cantata, "He did not come only to judge the world, no, no, He wished to mediate for sin and guilt as intercessor between God and man." [Orchestra/Choir - Trinity Sunday]
11:00am, Sunday, May 10, 2015
Passage: 1 John 5:1-6
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 20 secs
Our world is competitive, and encourages us to be the same. We see victory only in terms of beating others. But Christ's victory is of a very different kind, and he calls us to live into this kind of victory, pressing on to win the prize that is available to all. [Organ/Choir - Easter 6]
11:00am, Sunday, April 26, 2015
Passage: John 10:11-18
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 16 secs
Our society lures us with different messages. Have what you want! Everyone's doing it! Be better, smarter, faster! Be yourself! Here, it's an insult to be called a sheep. But Jesus says he is the Good Shepherd, and proves it. So if Jesus is the source of Life, being one of his sheep is the best there is! [Organ/Choir - Easter 4]
11:00am, Sunday, April 5, 2015
Passage: Mark 16:1-8:0
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 40 secs
Mark's Gospel breaks off short, and we're not sure why. But what if this was exactly his intention, to leave the story open-ended, so we (and Christians throughout history) could write ourselves into this story of new beginnings? [Organ/Choir Easter Day]