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:
8:30am, Sunday, December 17, 2017
Duration: 19 mins 21 secs
Counting down our Great Awakening theme. After “Time to pray” and “Time to wash up,” it’s “Time to eat right.” Our diet is fundamentally important to our wellbeing. “We are what we eat.” The same is true spiritually for us. For Great Awakenings to happen and be sustained, they must learn to be properly fuelled. Today we look at how. [Organ/Choir - Advent 3]
10:30am, Sunday, December 10, 2017
Passage: Mark 1:8
Duration: 24 mins 23 secs
If last week we learned that the frontline of awakening is prayer, today we learn that we continue with repentance. It’s time to wash. What does that mean? John the Baptist said, “I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” The word baptise literally means “to dip, immerse, wash.” How does that apply to us? To those around us? Come, let us learn. It’s time to wash. [Organ/Choir - Advent 2]
8:30am, Sunday, December 3, 2017
Passage: Luke 21:6
Duration: 17 mins 24 secs
The countdown (to Christmas) begins! Our theme: The Great Awakening. We begin by considering it’s time to pray. This is the frontline of all spiritual advancement. [Organ/Choir - Advent 1]
10:30am, Sunday, November 26, 2017
Passage: Matthew 25:40
Series: General
Duration: 27 mins 27 secs
There are two critical questions: who is Jesus? And who are we (or who am I)? What light can the Bible throw on these questions? And when we have some answers, what do those answers say about the kind of life we want to lead? [Organ/Choir - Christ the King Sunday]
8:30am, Sunday, November 19, 2017
Passage: Matthew 25:1
Series: General
Duration: 18 mins 38 secs
The Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus talked about it more than he did about the church. He spent 40 days after His resurrection talking about it (Acts 1:3). What is it about the kingdom of God that is so important for us to know? [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 24]
10:30am, Sunday, November 12, 2017
Passage: Matthew 25:4
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 28 secs
When’s the last time you checked your oil? Today, Jesus invites or warns us to do the same. This is an image of being prepared. We do not want to be found foolish or silly when His day arrives. (This address followed a performance of Bach's cantata BWV 140, about the wise and foolish bridesmaids.) [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 23]
8:30am, Sunday, November 5, 2017
Passage: 1 John 3:1
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 30 secs
Where have all the saints gone? What is a “saint”? Might you be one? Today we look at what the Bible teaches about this subject.[Organ/Choir - All Saints]
10:30am, Sunday, October 22, 2017
Series: Five Solas
Duration: 20 mins 39 secs
“Would Luther be a Lutheran today?” This is the question we look at in finishing our Sola Series. The jury seems out, but Luther himself left some guidelines about how we might answer this. [Organ - Pentecost 20]
10:30am, Sunday, October 8, 2017
Series: Five Solas
Duration: 16 mins 21 secs
The fourth in our Sola Series, Solus Christus (Christ Alone). “Luther recovered for the church from the Bible the centrality of the person and work of Christ in redemption.” [Organ - Pentecost 18]
8:30am, Sunday, October 1, 2017
Series: Five Solas
Duration: 14 mins 50 secs
The third in our Sola Series: Sola Gratia (Grace Alone). This is the source of all that God gives to us. “By grace…” (Ephesians 2:8). It is His forgiveness, His favour, His presence. “When we don’t get what we deserve, it’s a real good thing. When we get what we don’t deserve, its’s a real good thing.” (Newsboys). And then God gives us even more. [Organ - Pentecost 17]