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 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 ... 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
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 are willing to ... 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