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 12, 1998.
We come against trials every day. We come against struggles every day, and we have choices to make. We can trust God… We can trust that God will save us because we’re not wrestling against flesh and blood. We’re wrestling against principalities and powers that are from the pit ... Read more
Vintage message from July 5, 1998. (Message ends abruptly.)
We come to this place in our life that we begin to try to play God instead of letting God play God. We try to take the place of the Holy Spirit in people’s lives rather than allowing the Holy Spirit be the Holy Spirit. We try to tell ... Read more
Vintage message from June 28, 1998.
Being a true worshipper is the toughest thing you will ever do because it is being honest with yourself and with God and with everybody around you. It is coming to the place of understanding what the truth is and living that truth from your heart, from your spirit, before God, and ... Read more
Vintage message from June 21, 1998.
God will bless you, and God will meet your needs but He won’t necessarily give you all the things that the world has… We don’t want to be like the people in the world… We want to be what God wants us to be… But it becomes so easy for us to ... Read more
Vintage message from June 14, 1998.
This is a message we need as the church today: that we wonder in our lives why bad things happen, and we wonder why hardships come, and when the hardships and the bad things happen, we turn to the things of the world because obviously God can’t deal with it. But let ... Read more
Vintage message from June 7, 1998.
When we live our lives for the Lord, when we represent God the way He wants to be represented…the unbelieving world sits up and takes notice. We have no power to save anyone. We have no power to change anyone. We do not have the power to go out here and win ... Read more
Vintage message from May 31, 1998.
Do you realize that the church today is in a battle? Do you realize that when we walk out these doors that we are stepping into a world that hates God? that does not have the Holy Spirit, does not understand that they need a relationship with the Father, and ... Read more
Vintage message from May 17, 1998.
We oftentimes take for granted the blessing that God has poured out upon us. We in the church today understand and live within the grace and mercy of God. And you know, I see people who fall away and fall into sin and they say, “That’s okay. I’m under God’s grace. God ... Read more
Vintage message from May 10, 1998.
Do you find yourself in that place that when God answers your prayers, when God fulfills the promises He’s made to you, when He does the miracles in your life, do you find yourself actually stopping and taking the time and rejoicing? This is one of the other things I’ve observed within ... Read more
Vintage message from May 3, 1998.
How many times have we found ourself in misery because of the circumstances that we’re in? Because of the things happening around us we are in misery. We’ve told all of our friends so many times that we’re finally getting to the place where we think that no one cares… Oftentimes when ... Read more