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 June 11, 2000.
When you’re in a dilemma — and we will all face dilemmas, we will face those times that we just do not have the answer — do not be afraid to turn to a brother or sister around you and seek the answers from God. God has the answers, ... Read more
Vintage message from June 4, 2000. (There is a gap in the recording where the cassette had to be turned over during the message.)
I wonder, how many people within the church today…have no clue what God is doing right under their very nose. The God that they espouse to know, the God that the espouse to honor, ... Read more
Vintage message from May 28, 2000.
When was the last time that we were able to go to God and say, “You know what, God? I’m content. I’m home. Other than being with You, there is no where else I would rather be.” You know, there is no better place in life than knowing that God has met ... Read more
Vintage message from May 21, 2000. (Original message was cut of at the end.)
The one thing I see in life that we pursue within this nation is our own selfish comfort, and it has infiltrated the church in a very major way; that we within the church want to be comfortable. Understand, we are not called to ... Read more
Vintage message from Mother’s Day on May 14, 2000.
The best moms, the very best moms, are the ones who accept God’s responsibility that’s laid on them, regardless of the recognition they receive, and they raise their , and then turn them free and allow those children to become what God has called them to be… The best ... Read more
Vintage message from May 7, 2000.
When people think of you…what might they write about you? Do people see us as a man or woman of God?…
Are you a thorn in the side of someone? Does your life represent God in such a way that there are people in the world who are angry and would prefer ... Read more
Vintage message from April 30, 2000.
One of the things I’ve come to learn in my years of being a Christian, that we have to be very careful the alliances we make with the world. We have to live in the world. God placed us in the world for a reason. He wants us to be a ... Read more
Vintage message from April 16, 2000.
Do you know what God is passionate about? …As great of a testimony as it is that He blesses us by giving us the things that we need when we pray, God is not passionate about meeting our needs. He meets them. God is not passionate about making sure that we have ... Read more
Vintage message from April 2, 2000.
What lengths does God have to go to in our lives to get our attention so that we know He is God? So that we begin to put our trust in Him?…
Sometimes — and I pray for the day that this happens in our nation — our leaders have to come to ... Read more
Vintage message from March 26, 2000.
Just because you’ve had major victories in the Lord does not mean that every single time you face a struggle or a trial you are going to be victorious in that struggle or trial. We’re told that we are to daily put on the armor of God. And even though we, today, ... Read more