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 August 19, 2001.
Do you realize that God already has in mind for you and I what He wants to do? He has a direction for your life and a direction for my life. He has a direction for this fellowship. He has a direction for the people outside of this fellowship. ... Read more
Vintage message from August 12, 2001.
You know what? So many times in my life I have not had a clue as to what God was going to do. I just knew He said do it… We had to take a step of faith and say, “You know what, Lord? You brought us here. We know You’re going ... Read more
Vintage message from August 5, 2001.
In verse nineteen it says, “Jesus gave them this answer, ‘I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself. He can do only what He sees His Father doing, because whatever the Father does, the Son also does.'” So Jesus makes the statement to them, “I’m not doing this ... Read more
Vintage message from July 29, 2001.
We say, “I won’t believe until Jesus touches me and proves Himself to me,” but Jesus doesn’t have to abide by our whims and our desires. He knows us intimately, and He knows what we need, and He tells this man, “Go and trust.” Are we willing to go and trust?… The ... Read more
Vintage message from July 8, 2001.
We miss the point. We understand things from the flesh. As long as we can touch it, as long as we can hear it, as long as we can see it, as long as we can smell it, it’s okay with me. But once we start talking about the things of the ... Read more
Vintage message from June 24, 2001. (Original tape ended before the end of the message.)
He came for the purpose of saving the world, but He does ask that we believe in Him, and then we’re not condemned. you want to feel good today? You want to feel right inside about who you are; how you’ve lived? ... Read more
Vintage message from June 17, 2001.
Do you know that we, as Christians, do not have to be wimps?… Do you realize that we can be bold? We can be forthright. We can tell the truth. The world won’t like it, but you know what? The world doesn’t like a lot of stuff even about themselves, but we ... Read more
Vintage message from June 10, 2001.
you know what the very best thing for us is? To allow God to work in our life. To allow Jesus, through the power of His Spirit, to motivate us to loving one another, to sharing with one another, interacting with one another. If we do that, we’ve seen a miracle. ... Read more
Vintage message from June 3, 2001.
How many of us are not doing our job, so that when Jesus looks at us, we are for Him to use however He wants to use us?… Do you realize you and I, with our involvement in Jesus Christ, are vessels and, as we’ve been washed with the blood of ... Read more
Vintage message from May 27, 2001.
What I do here is simply help people to deal with the fact that they are sinners, and make their lives ready for the One Who will deal with their sin. And that is what we need to be about. That is all we’ve been called to do. We receive Jesus, ... Read more