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 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,” ... 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
Vintage message from July 12, 1998.
We come against trials every day. We come against struggles every day, and we have choices to make. We can trust God… We can trust that God will save us because we’re not wrestling against flesh and blood. We’re wrestling against principalities and powers that are from the pit of hell! Satan ... Read more
Vintage message from July 5, 1998. (Message ends abruptly.)
We come to this place in our life that we begin to try to play God instead of letting God play God. We try to take the place of the Holy Spirit in people’s lives rather than allowing the Holy Spirit be the Holy Spirit. We try to tell ... Read more
Vintage message from June 28, 1998.
Being a true worshipper is the toughest thing you will ever do because it is being honest with yourself and with God and with everybody around you. It is coming to the place of understanding what the truth is and living that truth from your heart, from your spirit, before God, and ... Read more
Vintage message from June 21, 1998.
God will bless you, and God will meet your needs but He won’t necessarily give you all the things that the world has… We don’t want to be like the people in the world… We want to be what God wants us to be… But it becomes so easy for us to ... Read more
Vintage message from June 14, 1998.
This is a message we need as the church today: that we wonder in our lives why bad things happen, and we wonder why hardships come, and when the hardships and the bad things happen, we turn to the things of the world because obviously God can’t deal with it. But let ... Read more
Vintage message from June 7, 1998.
When we live our lives for the Lord, when we represent God the way He wants to be represented…the unbelieving world sits up and takes notice. We have no power to save anyone. We have no power to change anyone. We do not have the power to go out here and win ... Read more