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 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 ... 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
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 an example. Our ... 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