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 February 25, 1996.
“We have a lot of work to do. There’s a great harvest out there. There’s a lot of lost and dying people that we, like this father, need to go to. We need to meet them on the road. We need to wrap our arms around them. We ... Read more
Vintage message from February 18, 1996.
“When we become salt to someone, we become a preservative for them. We become a healing agent for them. We become flavor for them. But we can only do that if we are Jesus’ disciples. If we’re walking in the power of the Holy Spirit. If we’re allowing Jesus to work ... Read more
Vintage message from February 11, 1996.
“It costs to be a disciple of Christ. Salvation costs nothing. Don’t mistake this with salvation. It costs nothing for you to say, ‘Jesus, come into my life.’ But when you hear Jesus telling you that He wants you to follow Him, when you decide that you want to truly give ... Read more
Vintage message from December 3, 1995.
“If we want a blessing, if we hear God’s Word, we must obey it. And most of obeying God’s Word is simply taking what we hear and applying it to our lives; living by it.”
Vintage message from November 26, 1995.
“We can hear God’s Word all day long. We can sit down and read the Word all day long. But…once we’ve heard it, once we know what we’re supposed to do because of it, then we have to do it. And then we’re blessed!…When you hear God’s Word, obey it. Then ... Read more
Vintage message from November 5, 1995.
“I’m not to rejoice over the fact that God has used me, that God has displayed His power through me, that God will continue to display His power through me and through each one of you. That’s not what is to bring us to a place of rejoicing. Where we’re to ... Read more
Vintage message from October 22, 1995.
“It’s not in the great things that you do. It’s not in the things that you do in the forefront. It’s not in the great power that I have and the ability I have to do anything that will make me great in God’s kingdom. But somehow I have to learn ... Read more
Vintage message from October 8, 1995.
“The kingdom of God is simply and only this one thing: relationship with Jesus Christ.”
Vintage message from October 1, 1995.
“The hardest thing in life to do is to give up me. To not meet my needs first… But according to this statement in Luke… I must deny myself, get rid of the ‘me‘ and only have the ‘Him‘… My witness and statement of life is to be one that completely ... Read more
Vintage message from September 24, 1995.
“Ministry is simple. His gospel is simple. And our response to Him needs to be simple… As we live our life in just plain, simple love for other people, we’ll see the miracles happen.”