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 11, 2001.
I’ve asked the question before, and I’m going to ask it again. Does He have the right? Does God have a right to use you the way He chooses to use you? You know what? I deal with people every day that are bitter because of how God chose ... Read more
Vintage message from November 4, 2001.
Can God be glorified with you? Can you , in the lives that you’ve lived, the lives that God laid out for you, regardless of how hard, regardless of how sad, regardless of how much you did not have or how much you had, can God be glorified with you now?…
And ... Read more
Vintage message from October 28, 2001.
Did you ever think about why things are happening to you from the perspective of God’s love? If God truly loves me, and something is happening to me or in me, why would it be happening? Might it be happening because God is using me to display His work, His power, His ... Read more
Vintage message from October 21, 2001.
Have you ever felt yourself suffering, going through a hard time, being challenged with very difficult situations, and you’ve taken stock of your heart, and you’ve said, “I know that I’ve dealt with everything that I know is there, I’ve given it all over to the Lord, I’ve tried to trust Him, ... Read more
Vintage message from October 14, 2001.
tells them right up front, “You’re going to kill Me. You’re going to nail Me to a cross. I know what’s coming, but I’m not here on My Own. I don’t come to avoid the hardships that I might face. I’m not going to run and hide because I have to ... Read more
Vintage message from October 7, 2001.
“I pass judgment on no one.” Which is a phenomenal statement because Jesus came to deal with the issues of sin but yet He says, “I pass judgment on no one,” and we’re told, “Judge not lest you be judged.” But does that mean that we don’t notice when someone ... Read more
Vintage message from September 30, 2001.
says, “If anyone of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” You know what? That’s a hard question for me to deal with in my life. Do I actually have sin? Well, you know what? I know I have sin in my life. ... Read more
Vintage message from September 23, 2001.
The one thing most of us fear the most is death. How we’re going to die. When we’re going to die. But you know what? Death isn’t our enemy because Jesus overcame death, and if we are in Christ Jesus, then we don’t face death the way the unsaved do. When the ... Read more
Vintage message from September 2, 2001.
is not afraid of offending us, because you know what? We, even as believers, have sin in our life and, from time to time, are asked to address the issues of sin within our life, and we don’t want to! And when we’re reading through God’s Word and we come across ... Read more
Vintage message from August 26, 2001.
This is the problem with us: we don’t want to know the truth; we don’t want to hear the truth; we don’t want to believe the truth because the truth takes us out of our comfort zone. Jesus is the Bread. Jesus is the Life. It comes through Him; no where else, ... Read more