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 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 ... 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
Vintage message from September 14, 1997.
How can you know that this stuff is true? Well, let me tell you, I know it’s true because I study, I read verses like this in Isaiah, and I see the fulfillment of the prophecy within Daniel, and that tells me that I can trust everything else. This is the foundation ... Read more
Vintage message from September 7, 1997.
In my mind there’s no controversy. The Bible is accurate, and the Bible is true… Daniel is simply and only another man in a long history of men that God has spoken through to our world. Even up to today, God is speaking to men to give a message to our world ... Read more
Vintage message from August 31, 1997.
Oftentimes God will put a calling on our life. He’ll put a desire in our heart. He’ll lead us to something, but you know what? We face that which God has called us to with fear. We look to the future with uncertainty. We say, “I don’t know how I can do ... Read more
Vintage message from August 24, 1997.
It’s when we’re in the storm, when we find ourselves being driven by the activity of life that seems like it’s going to overwhelm us and sink us that we sometimes forget that God sees the hair on our head. That He’s counted the number of hairs on our head, and He ... Read more
Vintage message from August 17, 1997.
The problem is, with our lives oftentimes, we fail to look at the signs. We fail to look at the warnings. We fail to look at the seasons. We only look at the circumstance we want to be in. How many times have we made decisions based on what we felt the ... Read more
Vintage message from August 10, 1997.
None of us in our right minds would make the decision to stay in a situation that’s hard. We would not make the decision to stay where we know that it’s unsuitable. But you know, sometimes God puts us in unsuitable situations, uncomfortable situations. He allows for the discomfort in our lives ... Read more