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 December 17, 2000.
We, in our hearts, need to be prepared, and we are only prepared by giving up our will and our flesh, …to pray and to fast and to seek God’s heart, to know the Father’s will in this matter… There is a time that we need to take in ... Read more
Vintage message from December 10, 2000.
Jesus’s number one task was not to heal people, but to bring people back into love relationship with God the Father, because men had been separated for many years because of their arrogance, their pride, and their disobedience… comes to the heart of the matter. It’s no longer about the “touchy-feely, ... Read more
Vintage message from December 3, 2000.
The one thing I’ve learned about God…is He does not violate our will to choose. He’ll let us make the wrong choices. He’ll let us think the stupid things. He will let us destroy our own lives. Even though He indwells us and even though He loves us, He lets us make ... Read more
Vintage message from November 26, 2000.
We don’t want to condemn. You know, it is not my place, it is not your place, to condemn anyone in this room, or anyone outside of this room, for the things that they’re doing. It is our place, like it was Jesus’s place, to come and bring a simple message of ... Read more
Vintage message from November 19, 2000.
I find, in our society today, we want to be insulted. We want our feelings hurt. We want to be able to react and rebel against those that hurt us, don’t we? I mean, isn’t that the way we respond?… I was insulted because this person did not do what he should ... Read more
Vintage message from November 12, 2000.
It’s what we think, it’s what we allow to come out, it’s the words that we speak and the lives that we live that, when people look at us, that they can identify us as being unclean. I don’t care how good you might act in front of other people. God knows ... Read more
Vintage message from November 5, 2000.
As believers, we, from time to time, need to find a quiet place. We need to find a place where we can just simply sit in the arms of our Creator and rest. We need to go away with Jesus and spend time with Him… Your life will never be successful, your ... Read more
Vintage message from October 29, 2000.
In our walk with the Lord, in the lives that we live before God, God wants us to display faith. God wants us to look up to Him, and, even if we don’t understand everything about Him, even if we don’t understand what it is that He’s doing, He wants us to ... Read more
Vintage message from October 22, 2000.
We become so familiar with the “God surroundings:” church, the Bible, the religious speech. All of us know how to speak the Christian jargon; put the bumper sticker on the car. We surround ourselves with everything that is Christian. We become so familiar with God that we forget that He’s God, and ... Read more
Vintage message from October 15, 2000.
The greatest ministry that we can step into, the greatest thing that we can do to further the cause of Christ is to simply share how God has been merciful to us… How many times have you not shared what God has done for you with a neighbor or a friend, a ... Read more