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 September 27, 1998.
is something, I believe, that we each need to come to grips with. We need to say that when God raises up a man that maybe, just maybe, God knows what He’s doing, and that person is as usable to God as I am… How many of us ... Read more
Vintage message from September 20, 1998. (The original message was cut off at the end.)
In my life, there have been many times that I have been faced with great challenges. And you know what? God has overwhelmed me with story after story and example after example of His great provision, of His great strength, of what He ... Read more
Vintage message from September 13, 1998.
God wants to refine us, and He will use the things of life to refine us… God allows for us to be refined because when we stumble into sin, when we stumble into selfishness, when we stumble into ourself, it shows that there is impurity in us that needs to be dealt ... Read more
Vintage message from September 6, 1998.
There are times that we become friends with people that greatly disappoint us. We pour our lives into people who turn away from God, turn away from the things that we thought we saw in them… It’s so easy to become mournful of a person that we have befriended, that we ... Read more
Vintage message from August 30, 1998.
God is long-suffering that way. God loves us desperately, and God wants to use us. If there’s a point that I make any more clear, I don’t know how I can make it more clear. God loves us! Plain and simple. God loves the men that He created. God wants to use ... Read more
Vintage message from August 16, 1998.
Do you realize that today God is having a great victory over His enemies in this world? He is bringing thousands and thousands of people to know Him and the Name of Jesus Christ. He has asked us to be involved. But do you know what? God does not need us to ... Read more
Vintage message from August 9, 1998.
There are times we begin to fear. There are times we begin to doubt. But, you know, if we put our trust in God, if we put our trust in the One Who is truly leading us, …if we will tell God, “I am with You heart and soul,” we will begin ... Read more
Vintage message from August 23, 1998.
Do you realize God fights our battles for us? God has not given us the responsibility or the right to exact revenge on our enemy? He’s the one that will do it, and the only time we have involvement is if He asks us to have involvement… God Himself wants to ... Read more
Vintage message from July 26, 1998.
Part of the problem that we have within our society today is we fail to remember what God has done for us. All of us are going to go through hard times. All of us are going to go through suffering. All of us are going to experience things that are uncomfortable ... Read more
Vintage message from July 19, 1998.
We oftentimes find ourselves in situations that are hard, and we begin to look for replacements for God. “If God is not going to deal with it for me, then by golly, I’ll do it. I’ll find a way to accomplish it… I’ll do it by my strength…” This is how I ... Read more