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 October 24, 1999.
When was the last time that you knew that God delighted in you? I’m here to tell you, God delights in you. I don’t care who you are. I don’t care what you’ve done. God, the God of eternity, Who sees past, present, and future, knows everything about you. ... Read more
Vintage message from October 17, 1999.
You and I, in our lives, will face giants, and we are asked to stand against these giants. Now, of course, it’s not like it was in David’s day where you just pull a sword out and whack off some guy’s head because he wants to argue with you. I sometimes ... Read more
Vintage message from October 10, 1999.
Zeal is not always what God wants. Sometimes honesty and humility is what God calls for. Patience, temperance, long-suffering is what God calls for… And this is where, I believe, we need to learn a lesson. That sometimes God allows things to happen. Even though it’s very uncomfortable for us, God allows ... Read more
Vintage message from October 3, 1999.
The problem that we struggle with in society most today is not who happens to be the president over the United States, what’s happening over in the Middle East, what earthquakes are happening here and there, what natural disasters are draining our financial resources. Those things are the things you hear ... Read more
Vintage message from September 26, 1999. (Original recording was cut off at the end.)
As I read this chapter…it made me think of the day that Jesus returns once again to this world. Jesus, our King. God has given us in His Word prophecy that says that one day the King will return… This world today has put ... Read more
Vintage message from September 19, 1999.
Sometimes I do things for the Lord believing that, in the end, there will be a reward. Sometimes I step into service to God, and I think when I step in, when I volunteer, when I say, “Yes, I’ll do it,” that when I get to the end that there’s going to ... Read more
Vintage message from September 12, 1999.
This is one of the most important understandings as believers that we can come to in our life: outside of receiving Jesus into our life, I would say the next important thing that we need to know, that we need to understand, is that then we need to be faithful, and we ... Read more
Vintage message from September 5, 1999. (The original message was cut off at the end.)
How many of you have found yourself facing a struggle, facing a hardship as a believer in God, saying to God, “This was not supposed to happen this way. If You’re God, why didn’t You take care of it before it got to ... Read more
Vintage message from August 22, 1999.
This is a battle that we fight still today: who is it that has the right, the authority, the place to tell us what to do? Who is it that we listen to? Who is it that we submit to? Who has the right to tell us what to do? And isn’t ... Read more
Vintage message from August 15, 1999. (The tape broke near the end.)
How often do we find ourselves in the midst of trials, in the midst of problems, and actually find ourselves caring about other people more than the current problem we’re going through? Do you realize that this is exactly where Jesus was?…
And when was the last ... Read more