The following are vintage messages by the founding pastor of Calvary Chapel of Dayton, Pastor Dave Elkins, who is now enjoying eternity with his Lord and Savior, Jesus.
Vintage message from January 24, 1999.
God is not obligated to answer our prayers when we are selfishly seeking for our own gain and using Him as something less than what He really is: the God and Creator of this universe, the One Who wants relationship and is desiring relationship with us. He wants us ... Read more
Vintage message from January 17, 1999.
God is not stopped by our mistakes. God is not stopped by our rebellion. God is not stopped because we stop. Do you understand that God is God? He doesn’t need us. He desires us. He wants to work with us and through us, but He is not stopped because of ... Read more
Vintage message from January 10, 1999.
We, in our lives, too often fail to look at how God has provided for us, how God has protected us, all the things that God has done for us. Do you realize that each one of us in this room this morning have a great and glorious testimony of God’s faithfulness? ... Read more
Vintage message from December 27, 1998. (The original message had imperfections and was cut off at the end.)
Let me ask you a question real quick: what happens when that person that you look up to is removed? I mean, who of you have someone that you look up to spiritually? I know probably most of us in ... Read more
Vintage message from December 13, 1998.
Oftentimes we find ourselves in situations where we see it as the right time to strike. I will deal with my problems right now. I will say what I need to say. I will do what I need to do to deal with my problems right now, rather than saying, “God, there’s ... Read more
Vintage message from December 6, 1998. (The original message was cut off at the end.)
How many of you have ever dealt with people that, even though you probably had nothing to do with why they’re angry, find yourself the recipient of their anger? You know what? It’s okay to say, “I may be at fault.” …If ... Read more
Vintage message from November 29, 1998.
Understand that sometimes in your life, you will be left on your own. Those that you depend on to make decisions with you, to pray with you, those that you trust for the spiritual direction in your life may not be there. God may take them home, or He may remove them ... Read more
Vintage message from November 22, 1998.
One of the things that I want to warn you about is how you interpret Scripture… This is where I think we find ourselves most of the time: wrapped up in our own faults, wrapped up in our own hurts, wrapped up in our own desires, wrapped up in our own pursuit ... Read more
Vintage message from November 15, 1998.
Ask yourself: is my sin affecting those around me? Is the life that I’m living, a life that is dishonoring God, or the lies that I’m telling, the things that I’m doing, are they affecting other people?… We have no clue what our sin is going to do to somebody else. We ... Read more
Vintage message from November 8, 1998.
We find ourselves going through struggles, hard struggles, because God is disciplining us. But you know what? I don’t believe God disciplines us in wrath, and I don’t believe He rebukes us in anger. If He were going to do that, He would never have let His Son, Jesus, die for us. ... Read more