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 December 12, 1999.
How many of us…deal with our own problems first and foremost. We go out and, when something’s going on around us, we deal with it. If there’s an enemy, we deal with the enemy. And then, just to make sure that our lives are going to be comfortable, we ... Read more
Vintage message from December 5, 1999. (Damaged tape which produced gaps near the end of the message.)
How many times have we been in trouble? We’ve done something wrong and we’ve got ourself in trouble. Where do we flee? “Oh, God! You’ve got to help me this time! I promise, I’ll be a good boy. I won’t do ... Read more
Vintage message from November 28, 1999.
God always keeps His promise, even if we fail to keep ours… And this is my hope, this is my desire, and this is where I believe we need to be everyday of our life: do you realize that we, just as the children of Israel, are people of a covenant? We ... Read more
Vintage message from November 7, 1999.
We are never truly right with God until we allow God to expose who we are, until we allow God to deal with our issues of sin, and sometimes it’s painful… Oftentimes we find ourself saying of ourself, “I’m the ruler of my castle. I’m the ruler of my existence. I’m ... Read more
Vintage message from October 31, 1999.
One of the things that I believe God calls us to the most is knowing who we are, where we’re at in Him. And just because we’ve walked right with the Lord in our younger years does not necessarily mean that we’re going to walk right with the Lord as we get ... Read more
Vintage message from October 24, 1999.
When was the last time that you knew that God delighted in you? I’m here to tell you, God delights in you. I don’t care who you are. I don’t care what you’ve done. God, the God of eternity, Who sees past, present, and future, knows everything about you. God Who created ... Read more
Vintage message from October 17, 1999.
You and I, in our lives, will face giants, and we are asked to stand against these giants. Now, of course, it’s not like it was in David’s day where you just pull a sword out and whack off some guy’s head because he wants to argue with you. I sometimes ... Read more
Vintage message from October 10, 1999.
Zeal is not always what God wants. Sometimes honesty and humility is what God calls for. Patience, temperance, long-suffering is what God calls for… And this is where, I believe, we need to learn a lesson. That sometimes God allows things to happen. Even though it’s very uncomfortable for us, God allows ... Read more
Vintage message from October 3, 1999.
The problem that we struggle with in society most today is not who happens to be the president over the United States, what’s happening over in the Middle East, what earthquakes are happening here and there, what natural disasters are draining our financial resources. Those things are the things you hear ... Read more
Vintage message from September 26, 1999. (Original recording was cut off at the end.)
As I read this chapter…it made me think of the day that Jesus returns once again to this world. Jesus, our King. God has given us in His Word prophecy that says that one day the King will return… This world today has put ... Read more