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 March 25, 2001.
Do you ever ask yourself, when you’re serving the Lord, is anything I do really that significant? Is my life really worth that much? Does anybody really care that I even exist? These are all questions I’ve asked myself many times… And one of the things that we oftentimes ... Read more
Vintage message from March 18, 2001.
It is not about buildings. It is not about the magnificent things that we can do for God. It’s about the motives of our heart. He doesn’t look at the things that we build. He looks at the life that we live and how we live it…
Watch out that no one deceives ... Read more
Vintage message from March 11, 2001.
You either believe God’s Word, trust God’s Word, and obey God’s Word, or you don’t. And you know what? I find there are times I don’t, and because I do know God’s Word, that’s where my heart is called on the carpet. Then I have to come back and say, “Lord, I ... Read more
Vintage message from February 18, 2001.
argue with them and deal with the argument on their level. He’s just going to simply point out the truth to them, and you know what? That’s all we need to do to people. Point out the truth to them and walk away from the argument; not allow ourselves to ... Read more
Vintage message from February 4, 2001.
The fact is, Jesus died to forgive all of us… The reason that He came was not to give us Cadillacs and not to move mountains from where they were standing and being tossed into the sea, but that we would have an ability to love and to forgive. The greatest miracle, ... Read more
Vintage message from January 28, 2001.
Do you realize that you and I see things from completely different perspectives than the people sitting around us? We look at people, we judge each other, we condemn each other, we talk about each other, because each one of us is different. There are some who are stronger in the Lord, ... Read more
Vintage message from January 21, 2001.
You know, I find, oftentimes when I’m praying, I hear those same words from the Holy Spirit whispering in my heart, “What do you want Me to do for you? What do you want Me to do? How do you want Me to bless you? How do you want Me to work ... Read more
Vintage message from January 7, 2001.
It is out of hard-heartedness that we live and dwell in sin; that we allow for the things of this world, the pleasures of this world, the cares of this world, to over run us. It’s because of the hardness of our hearts that we refuse to see things God’s way. And ... Read more
Vintage message from December 31, 2000. (The end of the message was cut off on the tape.)
There is not one of us that deserves the mercy that Jesus chooses to give. He loves to be merciful, but He simply asks us to come to Him in faith, believing that He wants to be merciful, that He can ... Read more
Vintage message from December 24, 2000. (There is a gap where the tape was turned over.)
The one perspective that we should be seeing Christmas for, the one thing that Christmas should mean to us is that it means to God the Father: the day that His Son left heaven and came to this earth in the ... Read more