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 April 20, 1997.
The fact is, you have a responsibility to open up God’s Word for yourself, to search the Scriptures, to be like the Bereans. The Bible says they were people of good character. That’s what brings good character: when we are willing to engage in the study of God’s Word. ... Read more
Vintage message from April 13, 1997.
What is it in our lives that causes us to grow in character and strength? It’s the manure that’s packed around us in life; the stinky, hard things of life; the things that we don’t want to happen to us; the things that we look up to God and say, ‘God, what ... Read more
Vintage message from April 6, 1997. (Please note: the end of this message was not a part of the original recording.)
We can either walk around burdened in our faith in Christ, or we can walk around excited in our faith in Christ. You know, I see a lot of burdened Christians. I see a lot of people ... Read more
Vintage message from Resurrection Sunday, March 30, 1997. (Please note: the beginning and end of this message were not a part of the original recording.)
A lot of people have asked, what is eternal life?…People will talk about this glorious place called heaven. People will talk about streets of gold. People will talk about mansions. ‘Oh, I want ... Read more
Vintage message from March 23, 1997.
“We have to understand the call of God on our lives; the specifics of the call of God on our lives. And if God has called us, we simply do what God’s asked us to do and not worry about what anybody else around us is doing, because God will work all ... Read more
Vintage message from March 9, 1997.
“We don’t always have to agree with everything that everybody says because they’re a Christian, but we are called by Jesus Christ to love everyone regardless of what they believe, and then we leave it in God’s Hands. If we disagree, we love each other and we move on, and we allow ... Read more
Vintage message from March 2, 1997.
“When God uses us, when God does something in our lives, we need to share that with someone…The testimony we share with people is generally the testimony that strengthens them. People want to know that God can, in fact, use us…There are a lot of people out there that are saying, ‘I ... Read more
Vintage message from February 23, 1997.
“No matter what life seems to be offering us, God’s the One Who knows the number of our days, God’s the One Who’s in control of our lives, and there’s nothing that’s going to stop us. If we are willing to serve God, if we are willing to trust Him, if we’re ... Read more
Vintage message from February 16, 1997.
“What brings to the place of salvation is hearing that not only does God love them and will do the miracle in their lives, but that God can and does forgive. That’s the real miracle…because of the love of God, we can be forgiven. And then, once we hear that ... Read more
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 around you. And ... Read more