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Dr. Roberto Miranda: The scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous

Transcript of reflection given at 'Healing our City - An Interfaith Service' on April 18, 2013 in Boston MA (Versión en español) As I prayed on what to share this morning, the reassuring words of the psalmist came to my mind:
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
on the land allotted to the righteous,
so that the righteous may not stretch out
their hands to do wrong. (Ps. 125:3)
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Sermon March 29, 2013: It is finished

Come with me to John chapter nineteen verse thirty, John 19:30. There's seven words, seven expressions, seven statements that Jesus made when He was in the cross that have been recorded in Scripture. He probably made many, many more, it was a long, lengthy kind of process. But the Holy Spirit has seen fit to leave us seven of these ordinances of the Lord in the Scripture and I think with a purpose.  Read More »

The new face of faith

On a December morning, the polished sounds of bongos and electric keyboards emanate from Congregación León de Judá, a 1,500 member church in an ethnically diverse Boston neighborhood. It's a mainline American Baptist Churches congregation, though maybe not one prior generations would recognize. Read More »

Sermon January 13, 2013: What is the number one reason you do not share your faith?

If you have your Bibles I'd like you to look at Mark chapter 1 verse 17. And when you look at this I want you to realize that this is the first command that Jesus gave to the New Testament Church. Until this moment in time He doesn't have disciples, He is calling His first disciples and this is His first commands to His first disciples.  Read More »

Mission, vision, and core values of Congregación León de Judá

Mission: To promote the development of disciples radically committed with the Kingdom of God, filled with the Holy Spirit, prepared to evangelize, disciple and serve others, through a church of excellence, founded on the principles of the Word of God. Vision: To be a church that models the best values of the Word of God, founded on the gifts and the Fruit of the Holy Spirit, demonstrating excellence in evangelism, community service, administration and the training of its members to become effective servants of Jesus Christ. Read More »

Sermon November 25, 2012: Preparing to receive God, my joy and my delight

And in our sermon this morning we are going to briefly meditate on one of the scriptures that compose that advent time to help us prepare for christmas. That scripture is in Salm 43 verse 3 and 4: "Send forth Your light and Your Truth, let them guide me. Let them bring me to Your Holy Mountain, to the place where you dwell, then I will go to the altar of God, my joy and my delight."  Read More »

Crossing the Jordan, conquering Jericho: Where is God taking León de Judá - and what will it take to get there?

Only a people willing to pay the price to become a Generation of Radical Obedience will ever plumb the world-transforming depths of God’s Amazing Mercy and Love. This is the most “Amazing Thing” about our God. And it is enough to destroy Satan’s grip over the Land beyond the Jordan. It is a Land that God has destined for freedom, and as the footstool for His Glory. And it is where God, in His Mercy, is taking us. Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.” Joshua 3:5 AMAZING THINGS AHEAD - BUT ARE WE READY? Read More »

Institution and Charisma - Pastoral Practice in the Power of the Holy Spirit

PARADIGMS OF POWER AND CONFLICT: In Acts 1:8 the risen Jesus promises his disciples: “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” These words are never very far from the mind of a Pentecostal pastor. Read More »

Sermon October 7, 2012: The blood of the everlasting covenant

Open your bibles please to the Book of Hebrews in the New Testament. We are going to look at some pictures in a moment but first I wanna read some verses in the Bible. Hebrews chapter 13 is the last chapter in the Book of Hebrews. Hebrews chapter 13 and we are going to read verses 20 and 21. Hebrews 13 verse 20 says: "Now". ¿Can you say the word with me "now"?. Now, now. Turn to your neighbor and say now. God can help us now, God loves us now, God has power for us now, God can heal us now, God can save us now, God can comfort us now, God can fill us with His Spirit now.  Read More »

Sermon Septembre 30, 2012: The strange things that God does

I would like this morning to share a word with you that has been burning in my heart at these times, like Pastora Meche was saying. Many years I lived in Mexico. And all of a sudden, it wasn't something we planned for a long time like you'd like it to be, all of a sudden the Lord removed the floor beneath me just all of a sudden, and there in Mexico there were tremendous opportunity doors opening. And all of a sudden the Lord says: you are going to Argentina.  Read More »