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 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 ... 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
Vintage message from November 11, 2001.
I’ve asked the question before, and I’m going to ask it again. Does He have the right? Does God have a right to use you the way He chooses to use you? You know what? I deal with people every day that are bitter because of how God chose to use them, ... Read more
Vintage message from November 4, 2001.
Can God be glorified with you? Can you , in the lives that you’ve lived, the lives that God laid out for you, regardless of how hard, regardless of how sad, regardless of how much you did not have or how much you had, can God be glorified with you now?…
And ... Read more
Vintage message from October 28, 2001.
Did you ever think about why things are happening to you from the perspective of God’s love? If God truly loves me, and something is happening to me or in me, why would it be happening? Might it be happening because God is using me to display His work, His power, His ... Read more
Vintage message from October 21, 2001.
Have you ever felt yourself suffering, going through a hard time, being challenged with very difficult situations, and you’ve taken stock of your heart, and you’ve said, “I know that I’ve dealt with everything that I know is there, I’ve given it all over to the Lord, I’ve tried to trust Him, ... Read more
Vintage message from October 14, 2001.
tells them right up front, “You’re going to kill Me. You’re going to nail Me to a cross. I know what’s coming, but I’m not here on My Own. I don’t come to avoid the hardships that I might face. I’m not going to run and hide because I have to ... Read more
Vintage message from October 7, 2001.
“I pass judgment on no one.” Which is a phenomenal statement because Jesus came to deal with the issues of sin but yet He says, “I pass judgment on no one,” and we’re told, “Judge not lest you be judged.” But does that mean that we don’t notice when someone ... Read more