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 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 ... 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
Vintage message from October 1, 2000.
When is it that we come to Jesus? When is it that we turn to Jesus? When the storm is raging around us! When we’re getting ready to sink! Then Jesus becomes the focal point. And, you know what? We don’t go to Jesus and say, “Oh, my good Friend, can we ... Read more
Vintage message from September 24, 2000.
Jesus came to reveal to us who we are, what we are. He came to a lost, decaying, dying planet, to men and women who were lost, completely and totally, in selfish ambition, self desire. They knew nothing but self; wrapped so totally up in their own sin that they failed to ... Read more
Vintage message from September 17, 2000.
Do you guys hear what Jesus has to say to you? When you open the Bible, do you hear God speaking to you? When you spend time in devotion, when you spend time in prayer, do you hear God speaking to your heart? Do you begin to understand what His Word is? ... Read more
Vintage message from September 10, 2000. (Recording has a gap in the middle because tape had to be turned over.)
Why is it important for us to know that these men were just plain, simple, nobody men? Because, you know what? I sit here today teaching to you from the Word of God as a plain, ... Read more
Vintage message from September 3, 2000.
Do you understand that today, as you sit here hearing God’s Word, if you have issues of sin in your life — and believe me, we all have issues of sin buried somewhere, something that God wants to deal with in us — that we can have the issues of our life, ... Read more