Vision and Mission

In this message, Pastor Dave Leandre explains the new vision and mission of Elmira Christian Center, as well as what we are resolved to do in the year 2015: seek the Lord with all our heart. By experiencing life together, centering life on God’s Word, and connecting out community to Christ, we, as a local church body, […]

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The Word Became Flesh

Christmas in the church is treated by many, unfortunately, as merely a “season”.  We proclaim the truths of Easter year round, and rightly so, but Christmas events seem to be only appreciated during one month out of the whole year.  However, the incarnation is what makes the events that transpired during Easter weekend to be of such […]

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We Shall Overcome

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”  Revelation 12:11 is one of the most victorious, assuring, and epic verses in the Bible, but it is often taken out of its context and reduced to a […]

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Why On Earth Did Jesus Come? (pt.2)

We must discover the real meaning of Christmas – what “Christmas spirit” is really all about. And to do that we must first understand who Jesus is, since it’s all about Him.  Last week we stated: “in order to seek him you must first believe he existed.”  This week, we will focus on the reason behind Jesus […]

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Why On Earth Did Jesus Come? (part 1)

There are many misconceptions and doubts about the events behind our Christmas celebration.  When was Jesus actually born?  Was he really virgin conceived and born? Did he really exist? Before looking at what Jesus did for us, the ultimate purpose for His coming, Pastor Dave briefly walks through some popular Christmas doubts and shows, from Scripture […]

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A Balanced Life

When it comes to our spiritual health, growth and maturity, there is a balance to be found and maintained that will keep us from going to potentially dangerous extremes.  In tonight’s message, Pastor Dave discusses the balance between humility and confidence from Proverbs 29:19-27, and truth and love from 2 John.  Any of these seemingly […]

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The Christmas Gospel

Christmas is a celebration of the redemption plan that the triune God established in eternity past “according to the purpose of His will.” Not only did one man fulfill over 300 prophecies found in the Old Testament but God Himself came to rescue humanity in the form of a baby.  In today’s sermon, Pastor Leandre walks […]

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God’s Timing and Our Response

Our God, the sovereign ruler of the cosmos, is infinitely wise, good and just, ruling over creation with providence.  2 Peter 3:8 reminds us that “with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”  This is not some formula or a literal conversion rate, but rather a beautiful […]

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25 Ways to be Useful to God

“Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready […]

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