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 September 19, 1999.
Sometimes I do things for the Lord believing that, in the end, there will be a reward. Sometimes I step into service to God, and I think when I step in, when I volunteer, when I say, “Yes, I’ll do it,” that when I get to the end that ... Read more
Vintage message from September 12, 1999.
This is one of the most important understandings as believers that we can come to in our life: outside of receiving Jesus into our life, I would say the next important thing that we need to know, that we need to understand, is that then we need to be faithful, and we ... Read more
Vintage message from September 5, 1999. (The original message was cut off at the end.)
How many of you have found yourself facing a struggle, facing a hardship as a believer in God, saying to God, “This was not supposed to happen this way. If You’re God, why didn’t You take care of it before it got to ... Read more
Vintage message from August 22, 1999.
This is a battle that we fight still today: who is it that has the right, the authority, the place to tell us what to do? Who is it that we listen to? Who is it that we submit to? Who has the right to tell us what to do? And isn’t ... Read more
Vintage message from August 15, 1999. (The tape broke near the end.)
How often do we find ourselves in the midst of trials, in the midst of problems, and actually find ourselves caring about other people more than the current problem we’re going through? Do you realize that this is exactly where Jesus was?…
And when was the last ... Read more
Vintage message from August 8, 1999.
We need to understand, there are people in our lives, and especially…if we are godly men and women, if we are going to live to honor God with our lives, that there are people around us who will try to manipulate us; people who will try to get us to do their ... Read more
Vintage message from July 25, 1999. (Poor and incomplete original recording.)
One of the things I see in our society today: there are a lot of people who love God…but you look at their household and their households are a wreck! Their children are running crazy, running wild. The parents may go to church but the kids have ... Read more
Vintage message from July 18, 1999.
Be very quick to acknowledge the sin that we commit and deal with it before God. Don’t make God have to come and chase us down. You know, we all grow tired. We all get to that place where God’s Word is just hard to understand. It’s hard to open up. It’s ... Read more
Vintage message from July 11, 1999.
I see a problem within the church today. I see a problem within my own life. Especially for those who’ve served God for any length of time, it becomes easy to justify glossing over God’s Word… Every time we see something that our flesh desires, and we begin to hunger for that, ... Read more
Vintage message from July 4, 1999.
God can use our sin. God is not afraid of our sin. God doesn’t want us to sin, but He is not afraid to use who we are and what we are, and if we will stand up in the face of a dying and lost world and say, “Yes, I’m a ... Read more