Galatians 2:20

Dr. Roberto Miranda
Dr. Roberto Miranda
(Audio: English, Spanish) ->Alternate

SUMMARY: The speaker shares his recent trip to Medellin, Colombia and the need for the gospel in the Latin American community. He talks about the extreme poverty and wealth in the city and the spiritual need of the people. The speaker also emphasizes the need for credible churches and pastors to provide a refuge for those in need of shepherding. He poses the question, "who will go?" and encourages living minimally and giving all to the Lord, like Paul did in Galatians 2:20. The speaker emphasizes the need for a new identity in Christ and dying to our old selves.

The speaker urges the congregation to die to their old selves and live for Jesus Christ, to be purified and sanctified so that they can be used as worthy vessels for God's work in a world full of need and impending cataclysms. He points to the story of Baruk in Jeremiah 45 as an example of someone who was too concerned with their own dreams and priorities instead of focusing on God's work. The speaker also highlights the need for the congregation to give generously towards the building of a new temple for the church, as part of their Christian walk and soldierly living. The message ends with a call for the congregation to consecrate themselves to God's purposes and allow Him to transform them.

Galatians 2, verse 20, and repeat with me in Spanish when I read in Spanish. It’s just verse 20, and just a rough translation here: “with Christ I’m jointly crucified and I no longer live, but rather Jesus Christ lives in me, and that which I now live in the flesh, I live it the faith of the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me”, so that’s the English, the Lion of Juda translation, Galatians chapter 2, verse 20.

I’ve taken this verse as a point of departure really, and I hope to go from there to other verses in scripture for the meditation that I want to carry out with you this morning. As I said earlier I just returned from visiting the city of Medellin in Colombia. I thank the Alsate family who took me up there and there’s a brother here that belongs to that family was sort of the instrument that God used for me to be there and were wonderfully hospitable to me and just gave me a wonderful time there and I thank the Lord for them. I thank them as well. Medellin is a quintessentially Latin American city, it’s like a microcosm of Latin America. You know you can see through that city all the wonderful aspects of Latin American culture and at the same time the brokenness of Latin American culture as well and of Latin American continent. You know if you can imagine like a big mount made of putty and a thumb pressed from the top into that mount and makes a deep indentation. The city of Medellin is in the center of that indentation and then from that depression it just flows to all the different sides of the mountains that surround the city. It’s a very spectacular site. All over the sides of those mountains where the population has grown you have the extremes. You have the very wealthy people with large expanses of lands, living in very luxurious houses and also large condominiums. You also have very large extensions of poor people with extreme needs and living in very crowded small spaces. You know in Latin America you can see those extremes living right next to each other. Any country that you go in Latin America including my own, the Dominican Republic you can see this. You can be living in a very upper class neighborhood and you walk 2 blocks down the street and you’re in the middle of extreme poverty. All of a sudden a huge extension of poor neighborhoods, one after the other. And I think, I see July saying: yes, and that’s the way it is also in Asia and in Thailand, in Indonesia, in these places.

Other publications related to "Galatians 2:20":

Dr. Roberto Miranda
Galatians 2:20
The speaker reflects on his recent visit to Medellín, Colombia, and emphasizes the need for spiritual healing and support in Latin American cities. He discusses the importance of dying to self and living only for Jesus Christ, giving everything to Him so that He can use us to bear much fruit. The speaker encourages the congregation to make this commitment and to understand the true meaning of baptism.

Jorge Najarro
Freed to carry the cross together
The speaker shares his personal experience of how God changed his life and the importance of the church taking responsibility for its problems and working together in unity.

Dr. Roberto Miranda
Die for live
A study of Romans focusing on the need for salvation through Jesus Christ, the importance of grace, holiness, and obedience, and the danger of using grace as an excuse for sin.

Gregory Bishop
Living joyfully - living with Jesus
The importance of being genuine Christians, having an intense passion for Jesus, and focusing on Him for strength to resist sin.

Dr. Roberto Miranda
Holiness, all or nothing
The sermon emphasizes the radical nature of the Christian life and the importance of surrendering to God. It discusses the concepts of holiness, righteousness, and eternal life in Christ while highlighting the need for continual liberation from sin.

Isaías Rivera
Take care that no one captivates you with a vain and deceitful philosophy
Pauls warning to the Church in Colossae about being deceived by vain and deceitful philosophies and traditions that dismantle the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the importance of living a free life in Christ through the forgiveness of sins and the power of the cross.

Samuel Acevedo
Church, rise up and evangelize!
In this sermon, the speaker emphasizes the importance of evangelizing and sharing personal stories of conversion to bring others to Christ. He also discusses the churchs responsibility to be a light in the world and the spiritual warfare Christians face. The speaker encourages faith in Jesus Christ to overcome sin and shares practical tips for evangelizing loved ones.

Dr. Roberto Miranda
To win more
In this sermon, Dr. Roberto Miranda emphasizes the importance of sacrificing everything to be an effective evangelist and bring souls to Christ. He compares the customer service mentality of secular institutions to the mentality of the Church in serving people who need to know the Gospel. The church must be willing to make sacrifices and forget about personal comfort in order to become a truly evangelistic church.

Brandt Gillespie
Building big lives not big churches
The speaker emphasizes the importance of living a life that has significance, value, and meaning that reflects the life of Christ, starting with our families, co-workers, and friendship circles.

Dr. Roberto Miranda
The renewal of our mind
In this article, Dr. Roberto Miranda discusses the importance of renewing our minds and leaving behind mental habits that hinder our sanctification process. He emphasizes the need to let go of the past and strive towards our goal of knowing Christ. The Christian life is a journey of continual renewal and growth.

Dr. Roberto Miranda
Faithful in the face of the coming crisis
Dr. Roberto Miranda discusses the importance of Christians projecting and reflecting the spirit of generosity, tolerance, and love in the face of political and social challenges. He emphasizes the need for Christians to not conform to the culture of the world but to transform themselves through the renewal of their understanding in the word of God. The speaker also warns of the dangers of man messing with Gods design genetically, biologically, and morally, as it can lead to destruction in all dimensions.

Dr. Roberto Miranda
Resurrections cost
In this article, Dr. Roberto Miranda discusses the cost of living in the power of the resurrection as described by Apostle Paul in Philippians 3:13-11. He emphasizes the importance of sacrificing and dedicating oneself to the Lord in order to experience the power of the resurrection and achieve spiritual growth and victory in the Christian life.

Dr. Roberto Miranda
Ephesians 4:7-14
The importance of radical Christianity and using our gifts for the Kingdom of God, as discussed in a sermon on Ephesians 4:7-14.

Samuel Acevedo
The process of conquest
The speaker discusses the purpose of the Central Baptist Church, now the Lion of Judah Congregation, to bring revival to New England and how the new building being constructed will play a role in this strategy. The three steps to a life of influence are the blood of the Lamb, the word of our testimony, and despising our lives to death. The importance of discipleship and knowing the Word of God is emphasized, and testimonies of transformed lives are shared.

Dr. Roberto Miranda
Romans 13 - part two
The importance of living a life of love and respect according to Romans 13, and the need to have an eternal perspective in light of Christs imminent return. The article emphasizes the importance of holiness, avoiding sinful behaviors, and living a pure life.

Dr. Roberto Miranda
You have to die to live
A sermon about the story of the rich young man in the Gospel according to Saint Mark and the importance of surrendering everything to Jesus for true happiness.

Faustino de Jesús Zamora Vargas
Send me!
Article discussing the power of Christians to spread the Gospel and bring hope to a dying world

Dr. Roberto Miranda
The message to Nicodemus "You have to be reborn"
In this sermon, Dr. Roberto Miranda talks about the importance of accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and being reborn in Him. He emphasizes the need for evangelism and spreading the Gospel to others, and the power of Jesus Name in protecting us from the dangers of the world.

Dr. Roberto Miranda
The balance between holiness and grace
The article discusses the tension between the call to holiness and the need for a savior and emphasizes the importance of striving for holiness while also acknowledging the inevitability of sin and the need for Christs sacrifice.