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 May 20, 2001.
Do you realize, you have one call?… Though the Holy Spirit may use us in different ways, different functions, different gifts, do you realize that the call that we have is the same, and that is to make straight the way for the Lord. Our lives are to be ... Read more
Vintage message from May 13, 2001.
One of the things I think we struggle with in life, why we have so many problems in life, is because our perception of Who God is, is wrong… Why do we doubt after God has done such amazing things? And we can read the Bible. We can walk with the Lord ... Read more
Vintage message from May 6, 2001.
Jesus…is more than just a Man Who came to do good things on this earth, but Jesus came to be, and in fact was, the Word of God. He was the statement that God wanted to make to you and to me. Have you ever thought of Jesus as being the statement ... Read more
Vintage message from April 22, 2001.
We as Christians need to know Who God is. Everything we believe, everything we hope for, everything that we look forward to in eternity depends on Who God is, not just what He’s done. Though, we do need to know what He’s done, because if He’s done nothing in the past then ... Read more
Vintage message from Resurrection Sunday, April 15, 2001.
Understand, it is not up to us to rebuke those who do not believe. It’s simply up to us to tell those what we’ve seen, what we’ve experienced, what Jesus has done in our life… Jesus has done something in lives. He has done something in my life. He’s done ... Read more
Vintage message from March 25, 2001.
Do you ever ask yourself, when you’re serving the Lord, is anything I do really that significant? Is my life really worth that much? Does anybody really care that I even exist? These are all questions I’ve asked myself many times… And one of the things that we oftentimes forget, especially when ... Read more
Vintage message from March 18, 2001.
It is not about buildings. It is not about the magnificent things that we can do for God. It’s about the motives of our heart. He doesn’t look at the things that we build. He looks at the life that we live and how we live it…
Watch out that no one deceives ... Read more
Vintage message from March 11, 2001.
You either believe God’s Word, trust God’s Word, and obey God’s Word, or you don’t. And you know what? I find there are times I don’t, and because I do know God’s Word, that’s where my heart is called on the carpet. Then I have to come back and say, “Lord, I ... Read more
Vintage message from February 18, 2001.
argue with them and deal with the argument on their level. He’s just going to simply point out the truth to them, and you know what? That’s all we need to do to people. Point out the truth to them and walk away from the argument; not allow ourselves to ... Read more
Vintage message from February 4, 2001.
The fact is, Jesus died to forgive all of us… The reason that He came was not to give us Cadillacs and not to move mountains from where they were standing and being tossed into the sea, but that we would have an ability to love and to forgive. The greatest miracle, ... Read more