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 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 ... 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
Vintage message from November 1, 1998.
All of us will face discouragement as believers. Each and every one of us in our lives will face discouragement. Each and every one of us at times in our lives will face things that we do not want to face. We will have circumstances happen that we did not plan. The ... Read more
Vintage message from October 25, 1998. (The original message was cut off at the end.)
This is something I feel that sometimes we neglect in our lives. We allow for things to be in our lives that are hinderances to our being an effective witness and example to those around us. We carry “weapons.” We carry anger. We ... Read more
Vintage message from October 18, 1998.
God is far more powerful than even our worse enemy. God is never out of control. God is never off of His throne or dethroned because of an enemy I might have. There is no problem that I will face, no situation that I will come in contact with, no matter how ... Read more
Vintage message from October 11, 1998.
It’s hard to understand when God does things differently. And you know, when God does something different in my life, I’m looking for the difference to be good. I’m looking for the difference to be pleasant. I’m looking for the difference to be uplifting. But, you know, occasionally things come along in ... Read more
Vintage message from October 4, 1998. (The original message was cut off at the end.)
There are times in our lives that we feels like the Holy Spirit has left. There are times in our lives that we are caught off guard and we fall to sin or we fall to arrogance or we fall to pride ... Read more