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 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 ... 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
Vintage message from December 23, 2001.
you want to give a Christmas present this year that means something? Serve those that you love. Give out of love regardless of what’s going to be given back to you…
How many of you feel the blessing of God in your life? Or, how many of you find yourself every day ... Read more
Vintage message from December 16, 2001.
Our lives are to be about service: serving as Jesus served, serving because Jesus served. Jesus came as a king, but He came as a King Who served. He left us the example of how to live, and now He’s telling us that His Father will honor those who serve…
One of the ... Read more
Vintage message from December 9, 2001.
Guess what? If Jesus isn’t there, then you are going no where. I believe Jesus is in this ministry, and as long as Jesus is here and one other person is here, then I’m going places because I’m in fellowship with the Holy Spirit and my brothers and sisters in Christ, and ... Read more
Vintage message from December 2, 2001.
Sometimes, the most effective way for God to use us before a lost and dying world is for us to experience some pain; for us to experience the hardships that this flesh brings, so that when the world sees how we respond to those things, then they become convinced of the strength ... Read more
Vintage message from November 25, 2001.
Never underestimate the power of your testimony about Who Jesus is. Even if you never have any power to make the blind see, even if you don’t have the power to see sick people healed, even if you don’t have the power to move the stars and the moon around in the ... Read more
Vintage message from November 18, 2001.
It says, “Therefore Jesus said again, ‘I tell you the truth,'” and this is something hard for any of us to hear, is the truth. I don’t care what the truth is that God has to share with us. We oftentimes do not like to hear the truth, and especially, especially, when ... Read more