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 9, 1997.
“Jesus gave us a responsibility to love Him, to love the world. Jesus gave us the responsibility to forgive. Isn’t that what He tells us? All through the New Testament, what’s laid out to us the most is forgive, love your neighbor, do what’s right to those that are ... Read more
Vintage message from February 2, 1997.
“This is my goal…to take this Word and make it understandable to you so that you can use it practically in your life, and know that God’s Word is still in effect today…
And the biggest problem is that oftentimes it is God’s will to move people on…What could God be thinking? ... Read more
Vintage message from January 26, 1997.
“We are to be like Jesus. We are to sacrifice our lives just as He did. We are to lay our lives down just as He did. We are to bring people to a place of relationship with God the Father just as He did. Now, of course, none of us will ... Read more
Vintage message from January 19, 1997.
“It’s not my place, it’s not any of our places to say that anyone deserves to go to hell. God is the only One Who can say who deserves to go to hell and who doesn’t, and I can guarantee you, God is not going to tell any man, when he stands ... Read more
Vintage message from January 12, 1997.
“How many times do we find ourselves living in sin but denying the very nature of that sin? You know, there are lots of things in our lives that God’s going to hold us accountable for, that we’ll say, ‘No, no, Lord. I’m not unclean!’ But yet He’ll call us to do ... Read more
Vintage message from January 5, 1997.
“Sometimes God wants good people dead. Sometimes He brings good people to Himself. Sometimes He allows people to enter their rest… We’re not created for this life. We’re not created to live eternally in this flesh. We’re not created to have this situation forever…
We still, in every situation, need to be ... Read more
Vintage message from December 29, 1996.
“To serve Jesus is not always comfortable. To know Jesus is not always comfortable…
I believe that Jesus has called each one of us to share our faith with those around us…The fact is, the call is still valid today. We’re still to go into all the world making disciples of ... Read more
Vintage message from December 22, 1996.
“That’s another question I have to ask myself: would I allow for another person to step into my ministry if God asked, and move on? It’s a question I believe we’ve always got to be asking ourselves: God is there something more You want me to do and is there someplace else ... Read more
Vintage message from December 15, 1996.
“That’s all religion really is: trying to impress God. It’s man’s effort to reach God…God loves us desperately. Jesus died on the cross to prove that to us…The Bible is written for us to know clearly, from Genesis all the way through to Revelation, Who Jesus was and what He did for ... Read more
Vintage message from December 8, 1996.
“We are the greatest evangelists when we come to the place of realizing that we’re nothing special. God loves us all the same. God will not show favoritism…The fact is that God loves us all, and He wants us to be responsive to Him and to be filled with His Spirit…He ... Read more