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 November 23, 1997.
have to ask the question: is God in control of our kingdom? Is God in control of my life? Does He have the sovereignty to do with me what He will? …Being a great man or woman of God sometimes means that there are long periods of time ... Read more
Vintage message from November 16, 1997.
You know what? I have many times done things where my conscience has begun to…smite me… I felt guilty. I was convicted. I knew I was doing wrong. I knew that something was speaking to me. God speaks to us. His Holy Spirit works in us. He tries to convince us. And ... Read more
Vintage message from November 9, 1997.
Do you realize you can justify anything you want to do. You can justify anything you want to say; any lifestyle you want to step into. If you try hard enough, you can justify it. And you can ignore God and deny God in the whole thing and justify it… We oftentimes ... Read more
Vintage message from November 2, 1997.
We need to be able to stand before anyone and tell them, “There is a God, and I trust fully and completely in Him, and if He wants to save me, He will and He can, and we have no doubt that this can happen. But understand, even if He doesn’t meet ... Read more
Vintage message from October 26, 1997.
There is a God in heaven. How many of us here believe that there is a God in heaven? We say that, don’t we? There is a God in heaven, but how many of us live as though there really is a God in heaven? You know, it is easy for us ... Read more
Vintage message from October 19, 1997.
It is vitally important for each of us to have people we can pray with. It is important that we have people that we can turn to; that we can share our lives with; that we can share our hurts with; that we can share our hard times with. Daniel did not ... Read more
Vintage message from October 12, 1997.
Sometimes in life we are treated unfairly. Things happen around us that are out of our control. It has nothing to do with what we’ve done; it has nothing to do with what we’ve said; it has nothing to do with how we live, but things happen in our lives, and it ... Read more
Vintage message from October 5, 1997.
We have questions in our lives today… There are things going on in our lives every day, decisions we need to make that we do not feel that we have the wisdom to make, and so what do we do? We stop and pray. We say, “God, do You want me to ... Read more
Vintage message from September 28, 1997.
We sometimes find ourselves in situations that we don’t like, situations that we question, situations that we’re uncomfortable with, and we say, “God, why did You allow this to happen? Where are You, God?” And I’ve even heard some people, “Well, this proves that God doesn’t exist! There mustn’t be a God ... Read more
Vintage message from September 21, 1997.
We don’t need self esteem. The Bible is very clear that we should esteem others as better than ourselves. The only esteem that we need, the only way we need to be esteemed, the only way we need to be built up is God esteem, Holy Spirit power, Jesus Christ salvation. If ... Read more