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 14, 2002.
died to offer you and I this great opportunity: to be His bride! To be in eternity with Him, and we reach out our hand, “Well, I’ll be Your friend.” He desires much more with us than just friendship… God is willing to come to us. He did ... Read more
Vintage message from April 7, 2002.
And this is where, I believe, in our walks with the Lord, that we oftentimes fall short. We look at our will, we look at our desire, we look at the direction we want to go, and then we set plans, and we lay the foundation to make happen those things that ... Read more
Vintage message from March 24, 2002.
We need to be looking at Jesus for Who He is, not what we want Him to be… Make no mistake about it. There are not many ways to heaven. There is one way to heaven, through the name and person, relationship through Jesus Christ…
Jesus had power and ability beyond any man ... Read more
Vintage message from March 10, 2002.
“In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.”
…He is not saying that the door to heaven is now open for you, for you to fulfill your every whim and desire, but the door ... Read more
Vintage message from March 3, 2002.
When we read God’s Word, it is for a purpose. We read it so that we hear what Jesus had to say so that we will not go astray. God’s Word is given specifically to a lost and dying world because that lost and dying world has gone astray. We become His ... Read more
Vintage message from February 17, 2002.
But Jesus is saying, “No, there’s something different here. You’re now in Me. You are now My branches. The Father loved Me, I’ve loved you, and now this is My command: that you love one another.” But He doesn’t stop with that. It says, “Love one another as I have loved you.” ... Read more
Vintage message from January 20, 2002.
It’s about fruit that grows in the process of abiding in Him; staying in Him; attaching yourself to Him. So He lays out this analogy of a fruit tree, and if a fruit tree is not bearing fruit, the most healthy thing you can do for that fruit tree is cut off ... Read more
Vintage message from January 13, 2002.
We as believers, just as they as disciples, oftentimes find ourselves in hard situations, and we become troubled and we worry and we fret, and regardless of how hard the situation might seem, Jesus is still in control. You know, Jesus didn’t die by accident. He wasn’t arrested and taken to a ... Read more
Vintage message from January 6, 2002.
And Jesus says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God. Also in Me.” That verse says everything. No matter who you are, no matter what you’ve done, no matter what you’re doing, or no matter what you’re going to do in the future, God is still in control, and ... Read more
Vintage message from December 30, 2001.
Christianity isn’t about me. Loving Jesus and knowing God’s will isn’t about what I can get out of it. It’s a give and take. It’s about us. God came to a world that was lost and dying and separate from Him, and He so desired for us to be there with Him ... Read more