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 September 17, 1995.
“Oftentimes, we bring ourselves to a point of despair and we don’t have all the facts because we’ve not consulted God yet. Sometimes God has facts that we don’t. He has understanding that we don’t. We just need to follow Him; wait and see, and let Him deal ... Read more
Vintage message from September 10, 1995. (Poor recording, incomplete message)
“We need to persevere to produce a crop. And what is the crop that’s produced? If it’s God’s word that is planted, if the seed that is buried deep in our life is God’s word, and it begins to grow, then what’s going to be produced is ... Read more
Vintage message from September 3, 1995.
“Hey, when the test starts, I don’t care how easy it seems, when the test starts, when the trial comes, the first thing you do, the first place to start is to say, ‘Jesus, I can’t do this. I can’t make it through any test without You. You’re the Word. I need ... Read more
Vintage message from August 27, 1995.
“He wants for us to come to that place of recognizing our sin, recognizing our need for Him, recognizing that we can be used by Him. But, it takes humbling ourselves. It takes recognizing who we are and the condition we are in and allowing Him to take control, let Him forgive ... Read more
Vintage message from July 9, 1995.
“How many times do we leave Jesus the option to use us as He wants? How many times when we pray do we seek God’s will in our prayers? Actually, honestly, wanting to know God’s will and direction for us, even if it means we may have to continue to suffer? …Are ... Read more
Vintage message from June 11, 1995.
“So now we have to find ourselves saying, Lord, help me to redeem every moment that You have allotted to me. Let me redeem every moment that You have given me on the face of the earth to do Your will. Lord, let me look so forward to Your coming — Your ... Read more
Vintage message from June 4, 1995.
Vintage message from May 7, 1995.
“We need to decide up front how we’re going to raise our kids, and I pray that how we’re going to raise those kids is the way God has already chosen for them to be raised. That we simply bow in agreement to what God has already said He wants their life ... Read more
Vintage message from April 30, 1995.
“We are the vessel that God uses to bring salvation to others. We have within us the power of the Holy Spirit to proclaim the name of Jesus Christ to those around us. We have the ability to share our faith and our knowledge of our Savior with other people… Mary brought ... Read more
Vintage message from April 23, 1995.
“Just because something seems out of the ordinary does not mean that it’s your own active imagination. God may be speaking to you. Respond to it. Allow the Holy Spirit to work in you.”