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 January 4, 1998.
Sometimes when I’m teaching, I’ll repeat myself over and over again. I’m not ashamed or embarrassed to have to say something over again to remind you; to give a message even over again if I have to, because sometimes it’s important that we be reminded so that we can ... Read more
Vintage message from December 21, 1997.
We don’t always do things the way Daniel would do it. You can, and if you do, great! If you don’t, that’s okay. But if you’re not praying, if you’re not seeking God, if you’re not spending time in relationship with Him, then you’re wrong. Then you’ve missed the boat. You’ve severed ... Read more
Vintage message from December 14, 1997.
I don’t care what we’ve done in our life; I don’t care where we’ve been in our life; I don’t care how bad we’ve been in our life — do you realize that God can still make you trustworthy? He can take the corruption away. He can erase it. He can make ... Read more
Vintage message from December 7, 1997.
How many of us in here can say that there is no corruptness in us? was found trustworthy. How many of us in here can say that we, if someone examined our lives today, would find us trustworthy? You know what? I can tell you. Most of us in here could ... Read more
Vintage message from November 30, 1997.
When Daniel said something, it was from God and it was true. He had no problem with mysteries, and he had no problem with riddles, and he had no problem with dreams because he took the time to consult God. He took time to pray. He took time to go before the ... Read more
Vintage message from November 23, 1997.
have to ask the question: is God in control of our kingdom? Is God in control of my life? Does He have the sovereignty to do with me what He will? …Being a great man or woman of God sometimes means that there are long periods of time in your life ... Read more
Vintage message from November 16, 1997.
You know what? I have many times done things where my conscience has begun to…smite me… I felt guilty. I was convicted. I knew I was doing wrong. I knew that something was speaking to me. God speaks to us. His Holy Spirit works in us. He tries to convince us. And ... Read more
Vintage message from November 9, 1997.
Do you realize you can justify anything you want to do. You can justify anything you want to say; any lifestyle you want to step into. If you try hard enough, you can justify it. And you can ignore God and deny God in the whole thing and justify it… We oftentimes ... Read more
Vintage message from November 2, 1997.
We need to be able to stand before anyone and tell them, “There is a God, and I trust fully and completely in Him, and if He wants to save me, He will and He can, and we have no doubt that this can happen. But understand, even if He doesn’t meet ... Read more
Vintage message from October 26, 1997.
There is a God in heaven. How many of us here believe that there is a God in heaven? We say that, don’t we? There is a God in heaven, but how many of us live as though there really is a God in heaven? You know, it is easy for us ... Read more