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 February 28, 1999. (The original message was cut off at the end.)
The only thing that matters in life is the fact that God has told us to do it. If God has told us to do it, then we do it! … God allows for us to make wrong decisions, even ... Read more
Vintage message from February 21, 1999.
Gentlemen, the only way to have a soft heart before God is to be in His Word and humbling yourself before Him and loving your wife. It doesn’t happen any other way, and Jesus addresses it. We are hard of heart… We’ve all come to those places in our lives where we ... Read more
Vintage message from February 14, 1999.
When we leave our hearts to our own devices, we have an enemy that comes in and he wreaks havoc within the body of Christ. He brings an attack that we feel we need to defend. We need to stand our ground, but you know what? Oftentimes…we attack one another when the ... Read more
Vintage message from February 7, 1999.
One of the things I find within the body of Christ is we end up with division amongst us because we are out of fellowship with God. We may be Christians. We may go to church. We may even read our Bible. But, just because we do things, does not necessarily mean ... Read more
Vintage message from January 31, 1999.
David for years refused to kill Saul even when he had the opportunity because he knew that Saul was in God’s hands. He was the Lord’s anointed. God put him there. Let God deal with him. When was the last time we found ourself saying that about the problems that we face? ... Read more
Vintage message from January 24, 1999.
God is not obligated to answer our prayers when we are selfishly seeking for our own gain and using Him as something less than what He really is: the God and Creator of this universe, the One Who wants relationship and is desiring relationship with us. He wants us loving Him, receiving ... Read more
Vintage message from January 17, 1999.
God is not stopped by our mistakes. God is not stopped by our rebellion. God is not stopped because we stop. Do you understand that God is God? He doesn’t need us. He desires us. He wants to work with us and through us, but He is not stopped because of ... Read more
Vintage message from January 10, 1999.
We, in our lives, too often fail to look at how God has provided for us, how God has protected us, all the things that God has done for us. Do you realize that each one of us in this room this morning have a great and glorious testimony of God’s faithfulness? ... Read more
Vintage message from December 27, 1998. (The original message had imperfections and was cut off at the end.)
Let me ask you a question real quick: what happens when that person that you look up to is removed? I mean, who of you have someone that you look up to spiritually? I know probably most of us in ... Read more
Vintage message from December 13, 1998.
Oftentimes we find ourselves in situations where we see it as the right time to strike. I will deal with my problems right now. I will say what I need to say. I will do what I need to do to deal with my problems right now, rather than saying, “God, there’s ... Read more