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 April 26, 1998.
See, part of our problem in life we begin to struggle. We being to have hard times, and we whine and we complain and we cry to one another. But yet, in fact, there’s a God in heaven Who knows everything that’s going on in our life. He’s ... Read more
Vintage message from April 19, 1998.
I find in my life and in the lives of many people around me that I get caught up in my flesh, and I begin to do what I want to do. God allows…hard times to come on me…and then I cry out to God. And just like the Israelites, we continue ... Read more
Vintage message from April 12, 1998.
Everybody…has some kind of trouble, some kind of struggle, some kind of hard time that they’re going through… We all have struggles, don’t we? And we can, in fact, put ourself in that place of feeling like we are the only ones that are struggling. We can cut ourselves off from the ... Read more
Vintage message from April 5, 1998.
One of the things that I have learned throughout the years is that friends that are bought are not friends at all. If you’re my friend because I’ve done something good for you, and I continue to do something good for you, what happens when the bad comes in my life? And ... Read more
Vintage message from March 29, 1998.
If we are here because we have relationship with Jesus, then Jesus has given us a call. That’s to go out and instruct men. “Go therefore into all the world making disciples of all nations.” That’s our responsibility… Don’t get stuck in the things of the world, but use the wisdom and ... Read more
Vintage message from March 22, 1998.
“Those who are wise will instruct many.” The only wise are those who walk in the power and the knowledge of Jesus Christ, who live in a loving covenant with God…
Why on earth would God allow for those who are in a covenant with Him, those who are in love relationship ... Read more
Vintage message from March 15, 1998.
As believers, as Christians, there will be tribulation. There will be hard times. If you are claiming the Name of Jesus in this world today, understand, even though we may have it easy now, there are people all over this world today who are suffering because of the Name of Jesus, and ... Read more
Vintage message from March 1, 1998.
God’s timing is always perfect. We don’t see that. We don’t understand that. God’s timing is always perfect. No matter how uncomfortable we may find ourselves going through a situation, God’s timing is always perfect…
Because of our sin condition, we are not equipped to always receive the answers that God wants to ... Read more
Vintage message from February 22, 1998.
Think about your own life. Have you ever found yourself in a place where even though you’ve read the Bible and you know the truth and you know the rights and the wrongs and you know the Ten Commandments, you live your life in such a way that is dishonoring to God ... Read more
Vintage message from February 15, 1998.
One of the questions I have to ask myself almost daily is, am I praying, am I seeking God for my good, or am I seeking God for God’s good? Do I want to see the things of God happen in my life? Do I want to see the things of God ... Read more