Aldi Elberts

Aldi Elberts

Role: Pastor

Associate Pastor, St Paul's Lutheran Church.

First name is correctly Aldis, but he prefers the abbreviated form.

 

 

Latest sermons:
10:30am, Sunday, March 25, 2018
Passage: Mark 15:1-20
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 46 secs
What were his last words? How and to whom did he say them? We often hear about people's last words. What might be ours? Today, and in this final week before Easter, we hear some famous last loud cries. [Organ/Choir - Palm Sunday]
8:30am, Sunday, March 18, 2018
Passage: Hebrews 5:8
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 38 secs
Do you learn the easy way or the hard way? How do you think Jesus learned? The Scriptures are clear that he "learned to obey" (Hebrews 5:8). How might we learn to do the same? [Organ/Choir - Lent 5]
10:30am, Sunday, March 11, 2018
Passage: John 3:14
Series: General
Duration: 25 mins 23 secs
As Moses lifted the carved serpent (or snake) in the wilderness, so we are to lift up Jesus. What does that mean? How does that work? May God help us to lift Jesus higher. [Organ/Choir - Lent 4]
8:30am, Sunday, March 4, 2018
Passage: Psalm 19
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 53 secs
Who are the history makers? What does that even mean? Today in our readings, God reveals Himself in His story in several ways. The surprise in the end is that our stories and His story become one. [Organ/Choir - Lent 3]
8:30am, Sunday, February 18, 2018
Passage: Mark 1:13
Series: General
Duration: 18 mins 1 sec
Into the wilderness -- this is where Jesus was LED. Why would God lead Jesus (or anyone) into the wilderness? This is part of our Lenten (and life) journey. May God teach us the lessons there that we need to learn. [Organ/Choir - Lent 1]
8:30am, Sunday, February 11, 2018
Passage: Mark 9:2
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 7 secs
Transformation. It’s a big word or concept. It is not used often in Scripture, but this is one of those days. The disciples were witnesses of it. Later they experienced it for themselves. This is meant for all of us. [Organ/Choir - Transfiguration]
8:30am, Sunday, January 21, 2018
Passage: Mark 1:15
Series: General
Duration: 21 mins 49 secs
What is repentance? We can learn from Jonah and the Prodigal Son. It begins with a change of mind, with the realisation that things aren't going so well. Next comes a change of direction. Thirdly, and at last, we change our lives, the whole point of repentance. [Organ - Epiphany 3]
10:30am, Sunday, January 14, 2018
Passage: 1 Samuel 3:10
Series: General
Duration: 25 mins 11 secs
Does God still speak to us, or did He fall silent after the Bible was written? The latter is what a lot of people believe, but this is not what the Bible teaches, and not what many Christians experience. Today we take a closer look at how God is still calling and wanting to speak to us. [Organ - Epiphany 2]
8:30am, Sunday, January 7, 2018
Passage: Mark 1:10
Series: General
Duration: 21 mins 52 secs
Have you ever been “torn”? God has. This was part of the sign or significance of His baptism. The result is all good for us. The heavens are open, the Holy Spirit comes, and we hear God. [Organ - Epiphany 1]
7:45pm, Sunday, December 31, 2017
Passage: Luke 2:22
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 11 secs
Last day of the church year. Today we end with a new beginning. Epiphany is when we remember the visit of the wise men from the East. The lessons we learn from them are to carry us well beyond what we find. [Organ - Christmas 1]