Andrew Brook

Andrew Brook

Role: Pastor

Senior Pastor, St Paul's Lutheran Church

Latest sermons:
11:00am, Sunday, March 22, 2015
Passage: John 12:20-33
Duration: 18 mins 44 secs
Life in Christ comes through his sacrificial death. The life of a disciple means dying to self and selfish habits, so that we can bring a harvest of good works to God. [Organ/Choir - Lent 5]
9:00am, Sunday, March 15, 2015
Passage: John 3:14-21
Duration: 20 mins 14 secs
When a Jewish leader asked for explanations, Jesus pointed him to Moses and his brass serpent, lifted up for the people of Israel to be healed. In the same way, Jesus was lifted up for all people to be healed, and our relationship with our Creator God restored. [Organ/Choir - Lent 4]
11:00am, Sunday, February 22, 2015
Passage: Mark 1:9-15
Duration: 12 mins 50 secs
Today's cantata (BWV 93 "Wer nur den lieben Gott" (Who only lets dear God rule)) teaches us about placing our trust in God’s strong hand, through the life and work of his Son Jesus. In Mark’s high speed journey through the life of Jesus, his baptism, his testing in the wilderness, and his work announcing the Kingdom of God all give us reasons to place our trust in Jesus. Today we start with his baptism. [Organ/Choir and cantata - Lent 1]
11:00am, Sunday, February 8, 2015
Duration: 21 mins 52 secs
To spread the Gospel, Paul did not attack, berate, judge, belittle or preach at the people he spoke to. Instead, he adapted to their environment, drilled down into their present situation, and allowed the light of the Gospel into that world view. Can we learn from this? [Organ/Choir - Epiphany 5]
6:00pm, Sunday, February 1, 2015
We are living into a time where ecological issues will dominate our lives, not just personally but globally. We live on one planet which has finite resources, and human beings are going have to work out what it means to live a sustainable life. And individual Christians, and the church, are part of this, in part because a misreading of our tradition has contributed to this problem, but mostly because a core component of Christian teaching is that “God has created me and all that exists.” [Instrumental - Thomas Place]
11:00am, Sunday, January 25, 2015
Duration: 22 mins 40 secs
Next month, it is 67 years since we founded this congregation named after a feisty, intelligent, passionate, combative, truth-seeking and truth-telling apostle called Paul. We stand in the same good news. How does it play out in daily life? [Organ - The Conversion of St Paul]
9:00am, Sunday, January 18, 2015
Duration: 19 mins 53 secs
We have love-hate relationships with our bodies. But our bodies are the creation of a good and loving God too, not just our souls. Karl Barth said we are “ensouled bodies and embodied souls.” What does this mean? [Organ - Epiphany 2]
12:00am, Friday, December 26, 2014
A composite recording from all three Lessons & Carols services this year, this CD provides the full service, selecting the best-recorded segments into a convenient single CD. [ Lessons & Carols 4 - Christmas ]
10:00am, Thursday, December 25, 2014
Passage: John 1:1-14
Duration: 17 mins 48 secs
Social media provided a touch of light in the dark hours several days before Christmas. Many people used the hashtag #illridewithyou to express solidarity and compassion for those feeling threatened after a crazed gunman raised the spectre of terror in Sydney. On reflection, this echoes a part of what God is offering us all at Christmas. [ Organ/Choir - Christmas Day ]
8:30pm, Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Third of three traditional Lessons & Carols services, featuring eight Bible readings, choral and community singing, and a brief meditation by our senior pastor. [ Lessons & Carols 3 - Christmas ]