A Sure Hope

Dave Schenk


A Sure Hope is the radio ministry of Dave Schenk, pastor of Calvary Chapel Cape May.

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1490 episodes

Monday April 1, 2024

We’ve all done things we aren’t proud of and fall short of perfection. How do you respond to that reality? Do you try harder to be good? Do you run from God because of your guilt and shame? Today, Pastor Dave encourages you to draw closer to God. He knows everything about you and still loves and accepts you.

Apr 01
Friday March 29, 2024

What anchors you firmly during the storms of life? Is it your bank account? Your relationships? Your talent and skills? While those are all great blessings, they can all slip away and fail you when you need them most. Today, Pastor Dave teaches you that the only firm anchor that can get you through the storms of life is God.

Mar 29
Thursday March 28, 2024

Have you ever given up anything to follow after Jesus? Maybe it was a lucrative career or a life of ease and comfort. In today’s message, Pastor Dave teaches that the Apostle Paul gave up his good career, famed reputation, and high status as a Pharisee to follow Jesus. This seems crazy to the world. But Jesus is so worth it!

Mar 28
Wednesday March 27, 2024

In our culture, no one bats an eye when someone is obsessed with a celebrity or a sports team. But if you’re dedicated to following Jesus, you’re labeled a Jesus freak. Today, Pastor Dave teaches that should not surprise us. Even Jesus’ own brothers thought He was crazy. Be bold and unashamed for Jesus!

Mar 27
Tuesday March 26, 2024

Has God called you to do something difficult? Are you experiencing significant obstacles in following God? In today’s message, Pastor Dave teaches that the Apostle Paul faced severe hardship and persecution in his ministry. But God helped him! Take heart in knowing that God is with you and will help you too!

Mar 26
Monday March 25, 2024

Have you ever been so focused on accomplishing a goal that nothing could stop you? Today, Pastor Dave teaches that the Apostle Paul was so committed to obeying Jesus that nothing could hinder Him. It wasn’t fear that motivated Paul, but rather, it was God’s love. Are you fully committed to obeying Jesus?

Mar 25
Friday March 22, 2024

Is God calling you to serve at your local church? Is He calling you to use your gifts at work, at school, or in your neighborhood? Today, Pastor Dave teaches that God has empowered all Christians to serve in specific areas to build up His church and bring people to salvation. What has God called you to do?

Mar 22
Thursday March 21, 2024

When you get a phone call, the first thing you do is look at who’s calling you. That determines whether you answer the call. How do you respond when God calls? Today, Pastor Dave teaches that when God calls, you can either answer His call in obedience or ignore His call in disobedience. What’s God calling you to do today?

Mar 21
Wednesday March 20, 2024

Do you recall the last time that God came through in a miraculous way in your life? We all have those “God-stories” that don’t make sense, other than attributing the glory to God. Pastor Dave reminds you today to not lose sight of those moments when God showed Himself faithful. He’ll do it again too!

Mar 20
Tuesday March 19, 2024

Have you ever underestimated God’s ability to come through for you in a situation? That mountain in front of you seems humanly impossible to overcome, but thankfully, you know a God who does the impossible. Today, Pastor Dave encourages you to believe God for big things…because He is a BIG God!

Mar 19
Monday March 18, 2024

When it comes down to it, there’s a decision that only you can make. You can’t rely on others to make that important life-altering decision. Only you can choose Jesus or not. Today, Pastor Dave talks about choosing faith, choosing Jesus as your Savior, and what that entails for an eternity with Him!

Mar 18
Friday March 15, 2024

If you’re looking to the world to fulfill all your dreams and goals, you’ll soon find yourself feeling empty and void of any purpose at all. Today, Pastor Dave reminds you that God’s promises will be fulfilled, and what He offers is so much more rewarding than anything that the world is throwing in your direction.

Mar 15
Thursday March 14, 2024

Are you trying to do good? It never seems to work out quite right, does it? Today Pastor Dave tells us that we can't do anything without The Holy Spirit. We try, but without Him, we fail. We're supposed to follow The Holy Spirit, not lead Him. Let's wait until The Holy Spirit takes the first step and then simply follow His lead.

Mar 14
Wednesday March 13, 2024

Has God called you to do something for Him? The hardest thing to do when God calls is to wait on Him. Pastor Dave reminds us today that it's His work and not our work. Our natural tendency is to attempt to complete God’s work in our own strength. But that usually fails. Let's step out of the way and let God do His own work.

Mar 13
Tuesday March 12, 2024

Did you know that you're mortal? Or don't you want to think about that right now? Today, Pastor Dave encourages us to think about where we’ll spend eternity. Our stuff won't help us. Our friends won't help us. Even our good deeds won't help us. Let's embrace the only one who can help us when we die...Jesus Christ.

Mar 12
Monday March 11, 2024

What’ll happen to you after you die? Are you ignoring this question? Pastor Dave points out today the danger of side-stepping this issue. There's a 100% chance that we’ll die. None of us knows when. It may be today. It may be next week. Let's secure our place in Heaven by calling out to Jesus today.

Mar 11
Friday March 8, 2024

Do you believe that God's Word is true or does truth change based on your feelings? Pastor Dave teaches us today that God's Word will always be true. God doesn't change to accommodate us. Nor does He bend to us; we bend to Him. Let’s renew our minds by washing them with God’s unchanging Words.

Mar 08
Thursday March 7, 2024

Are you standing on God's promises or are you running around like a chicken without its head? Today, Pastor Dave reminds us that God's Word is filled with promises for us. God's promises are true. We can glean from them even in the turmoil of life. Let's depend on God's promises with all our heart. He’s right every time.

Mar 07
Wednesday March 6, 2024

God can work through your life to reach anyone around you that He wants to, but you have to let Him. When you’re sold out to God and living for Him, as Pastor Dave’s going to point out today, that’s when you’ll see God move through you the most and use you to have the best impact on the world around you.

Mar 06
Tuesday March 5, 2024

There’s no limit to what God can do through your life if you let Him work. Pastor Dave’s going to show you in today’s message that even when Paul was facing people who wanted him dead, he pointed people to Christ through his example. He let God work through him to reach people who needed that example.

Mar 05
Monday March 4, 2024

Your life should look different when you’re truly following God. Letting Him work in and through your life should set you apart from the world, so people notice the difference. Pastor Dave’s going to show you in today’s message that you should be pointing people to Christ in how you live out your day-to-day life.

Mar 04
Friday March 1, 2024

If your heart is truly set on God and serving Him, He will put your mind to rest from its worries, stress, and anxiety. Pastor Dave’s going to show you that it’s as simple as just giving the problems to Christ and letting Him work them out in your life. You should have peace in your soul from following God.

Mar 01
Thursday February 29, 2024

The Christian life isn’t guaranteed to be a walk in the park. It doesn’t get rid of your problems. It gives you a way to overcome them and have the strength and encouragement you need along the way to stay on the path God has for you. Pastor Dave’s going to remind you today that God’s always there when you call out to Him.

Feb 29
Wednesday February 28, 2024

Christ is your hope to get through everything you ever face in life. It’s through Him that you can be saved, and He’s the source of the strength you need when you can’t do it alone. Pastor Dave’s going to remind you today to look to God for all the choices you make. Keep your heart and your eyes set on Him.

Feb 28
Tuesday February 27, 2024

When you try to do everything in your own power or in pride to show off, or when you simply can’t face the opposition you’re coming up against, look no further than to Jesus. As Pastor Dave is going to show you in today’s message, God is the ultimate source of any amount of courage you do or will ever need.

Feb 27
Monday February 26, 2024

When you need strength when you’re weak to do what God calls you to, or you need encouragement when you’re in the valleys in life, your hope in Christ is what can carry you through best. Pastor Dave’s going to remind you today that the first place you should look in any situation you come across is to God.

Feb 26
Friday February 23, 2024

The main thing (among others) that the Pharisees and Sadducees disagreed on was the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Today, Pastor Dave is going to show you how Paul used to be a Pharisee. He used His knowledge of what they believed to bring a disagreement in His court case between them and the Sadducees.

Feb 23
Thursday February 22, 2024

In Jesus’ time, the religious leaders were known as either Sadducees or Pharisees. They disagreed on several key points but did manage to agree on one thing, as you’ll see today with Pastor Dave. They wanted Jesus to be put to death because of what He taught, and it’s the same thing Paul is on trial for here.

Feb 22
Wednesday February 21, 2024

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you ignored your conscience too often? Pastor Dave warns that could lead to a “seared conscience”. In other words, you do things contrary to what you know is right and don’t even think twice. Paul likens it to being branded on the forehead with a disgusting mark.

Feb 21
Tuesday February 20, 2024

You know that small voice in the back of your head that lets you know when you might be doing something wrong, that’s your conscience. As Pastor Dave explains, a good conscience will convict you if you do wrong and encourage you when you do right, but beware your conscience can become evil!

Feb 20