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 July 16, 2000.
I believe that everything God does, God does because He loves us, and He knows what’s the very best for us, even if He has to allow for hard things to happen to our flesh. And sometimes, sometimes it’s this flesh who is our greatest enemy. It’s this flesh ... Read more
Vintage message from July 9, 2000.
I always try to see God from the perspective of “God is love.” …If you will read your Bible, if you will interpret everything you see in the Bible with placing the statement first, God is love so there is a loving explanation for all that God is doing, even if it ... Read more
Vintage message from June 25, 2000. (Original cassette tape had extreme low volume for the first minute or two.)
How many miracles does God have to do before man is convinced that God truly loves them? That God is truly for them? That God will meet their needs and bless them? How many times does God have to ... Read more
Vintage message from June 18, 2000.
Isn’t it amazing that we believe more in the sin we want to commit, we trust more in our own selves than the God Who created us? But yet, when we find ourselves in the depths of trouble, when our sin has so corrupted our flesh that now we’re suffering desperately because ... Read more
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, and He has ... 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