Gospel Light Sermon Network



Sermons delivered at Gospel Light Community Church, Bridgeport, Connecticut Senior Pastor Joshua Miller Visit us online at: www.gospellightcommunitychurch.com/glcc


  • Tough Talks Week 5 - "Grace or Truth, Which Side are you On?" - Rose Nicholas


    Subject: Grace or Truth, which side are you on? Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Colossians 4:6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Points of Discussions: 1- Leading by grace John 4:4-8 James 1:19 2- Leading by truth Matthew 16:21-25 Psalm 25:4-5

  • Tough Talks Week 4 - "Is Your GPS Set?" - Elder Angel Cruz


    Topic: Is your G.P.S set Psalms 119:105 Psalms 119:105 Eph4: 31-32 Galatians 2:20 Job 17:9 Mark 4:36-38 Exodus 14:10-12 Exodus 14:23 Proverbs 3:16

  • Tough Talks Week 3 - "Doubtin' Thomas" - Pastor Joshua Miller


    Title: Doubtin’ Thomas *insert quote below Christian author Philip Yancey stated “doubt is something almost every person experiences at some point, yet something that the church does not always handle well. I am an advocate of doubt, because that’s why I became a Christian in the first place.” Main passage: John 20:24-29 Here are 4 lessons we can learn from Jesus when we experience a “tough talk” with a person who has doubts about Christianity. 1. Create a Place for doubters/unbelievers John 20:24-26 2. Bring Peace to anxious minds John 20:26b, john 14:27, Matt 5:9 3. Power of Personal touch John 20:27 4. Point of decision “we cannot doubt something without simultaneously trusting in something else. Eve began to doubt God—more importantly her relationship with God—at the same moment she began to trust the serpent.” John 20:27b, 29, Heb 11:1,6

  • Overlooking Offense Week 4 - "Can't Please Everyone" - Pastor Joshua Miller


    Title: Can’t Please Everyone 1 Cor 1:18 1 Peter 2:7-8 It can seem like so many things now a days can cause offense. The Gospel itself is offensive but we don’t have to go out of our way as christians to be. Main Passage: 1 Cor 10:31-33, 1 Cor 11:1 God is glorified when: 1. We are looking for ways to love and not offend 1 Cor 10:31, 1 Cor 9:19-22 2. Our rights and comfort are laid down for others 1 Cor 10:32, 1 Cor 10:24 3. Our goal is to lead people to Jesus not winning arguments 1 Cor 10:33, Luke 19:10 4. We look like Jesus 1 Cor 11:1, Matt 11:28-29, Luke 7:34

  • Tough Talks Week 1 - "It's Getting Late" - Pastor Joshua Miller


    Title: It’s Getting Late We will be diving into tough conversations Jesus had and what we can learn in order to be better communicators of the Gospel. Main Passage: John 3:1-21 Today we will take a look at 5 communication tips during a late night tough talk between Jesus and Nicodemus. 1. Availability v1-2 2. Approachability v1-2 3. Alternate between natural and spiritual v3-12 4. Answer the question v13-14 5. Aim for the Truth v16-21

  • Tough Talks Week 2 - "On the Spot" - Pastor Joshua Miller


    Title: On the Spot Scopophobia: the fear of being stared at or being the center of attention. It can be a “tough talk” when we get put on the spot regarding a sensitive issue or controversial subject. The happened to Jesus on different occasions but he had a way of handling these situations that we can learn from. Main passage: John 8:1-11 1. Slow to engage John 8:6, James 1:19 2. Don’t avoid tough talks John 8:7a 3. Change perspectives John 8:7b 4. Mercy over judgement John 8:10-11a, James 2:13 5. Share truth in love John 8:11b, Eph 4:15

  • Overlooking Offense Week 3 - "Walls" - Pastor Joshua Miller


    The strongest walls are not build of stone or metal but by offense. The one weapon strong enough to destroy every wall of offense is LOVE. Prov 18:19 Prov 10:12

  • Overlooking Offense Week 2 - "Overcoming Offense Through Forgiveness" - Pastor Pedro Vazquez


    Main Text: Luke 17:3-4 (ESV) I. Offenses Happen (Lk. 17:1; Rom. 3:23) II. Don’t Hide the Offense (Lk. 17:3; Hebrews 12:15; 2Sam. 12:13) III. Repentance Leads to Forgiveness (Lk. 17:3; Mark 11:25; Luke 23:34; 1Cor. 13:4-5) IV. God Fulfills His Will Through Forgiveness (Lk. 17:4; Isaiah 43:25; Matt. 5:44)

  • Overlooking Offense Week 1 - "Duck Tails" - Pastor Joshua Miller


    Being offended has become a virtue in our society. What does the Bible have to say about personal offense? Key verse: Prov 19:11 1. Slow down Psa 86:15, James 1:19, Eph 4:26 2. Let it roll off your back Gal 5:22-23

  • Becoming Teachable Week 4 - "You're Not the Boss of Me" - Pastor Joshua Miller


     Title: You’re not the boss of me!There is something inside us that doesn’t like being told what to do and wants to rebel against authority. How does this effect our level of teachability? Quiz (scale of 1-5)1. When someone tells me I did something wrong, I feel the need to defend myself relentlessly.2. I’ve had a problem with substance abuse3. My friends tell me I have very bad road rage4. The term ‘constructive criticism’ makes no sense to me. 5. I microwave popcorn for lunch at work on purpose, just so it will stink up the kitchen for everyone else who has to use it.6. I desperately need to win every argument – whether it’s with my spouse or my boss.7. I’m no stranger to a bar brawl; those jerks were asking for trouble.8. It doesn’t take much to make me angry. Small things can set me off.9. I’ve been sanctioned by human resources for violating company policies.10. When someone double-crosses me, revenge is the only answer.11. I feel like no one likes me. 12. Office rules are unfair and

  • Becoming Teachable Week 3 - "Lessons Learned as a Father" - Pastor Pedro Vazquez


     Lessons Learned as a FatherIntroduction:Proverbs 1:5 1. Learn from Your Mistakes (Prov. 26:11-12; 1 Cor. 10:11-12; 2Peter 2:20-22)2. It's OK to ask for Help (Psalms 121:1-2; Gal. 6:2; 2 Chronicles 10:6-11)3. Be Open to Learn New Ideas (Proverbs 1:5; Prov. 9:9; Luke 2:52)Conclusion: (I would like this poem shared on the screen)Strength of a MountainGod took the strength of a mountain,The majesty of a tree,The warmth of a summer sun,The calm of a quiet sea,The generous soul of nature,The comforting arm of night,The wisdom of the ages,The power of the eagle's flight,The joy of a morning in spring,The faith of a mustard seed,The patience of eternity,The depth of a family need,Then God combined these qualities,When there was nothing more to add,He knew His masterpiece was complete,And so, He called it ... Dad- Author Unknown

  • Becoming Teachable Week 2 -"Pride" - Pastor Joshua Miller


    Title: PrideThe biggest roadblock to “Becoming Teachable” is Pride. We will look at 7 signs of Pride found in Proverbs.Opening: James 4:61. Hates correction: Prov 12:12. Ignores instruction: Prov 13:183. Claims to be wise: Prov 26:124. Pats their own back: Prov 27:25. Won’t admit when wrong : Prov 28:136. Stubborness: Prov 29:17. Blind to their own issues: Prov 30:12-13

  • Becoming Teachable Week 1 - "Discipleship 101" - Pastor Joshua Miller


     Title: Discipleship 101Being teachable is the very essence of discipleship. Christ being formed in us is the very essence of discipleship.Main passage: Matt 28:19-201. God uses imperfect people to perfect usMatt 28:19, Phil 3:12, 2 Cor 12:92. Remain teachable until you observe “all” Jesus commandedMatt 28:20, Prov 9:9

  • Wound Care Week 5 -"Turn to Your Neighbor" - Pastor Joshua Miller


     Title: Turn To Your NeighborHow we see and treat wounded people mattersMain passage: Luke 10:30-37Mercy looks like investment*Prov 11:25A. Time: Luke 10:31-33B. Resources: Luke 10:34aC. Comfort: Luke 10:34bD. Money: Luke 10:35Closing: Micah 6:8

  • Wound Care Week 4 - "FROM WOUNDEDNESS TO BLESSING" - Bishop Henry Buckwalter


     -Often they limp through life because they harbor unforgiveness and struggle with anger. THIS ISNOT GOD’S WILL.-Chuck Swindoll: “Life is ten percent what happens to us and ninety percent how we respond to it.”-John 8:36 – “If the Son set’s you free, you are free indeed!”-Ephesians 1:3 –  “ Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us inthe heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”-Through this story, we are going to look at how we can be healed and how we can offer healing toothers.HOW DO WE MOVE FROM WOUNDEDNESS TO BLESSING? HOW DO WEEXPERIENCE THE MARVELOUS GRACE OF GOD?KNOW THAT GOD’S HEART IS TO EXTEND GRACE! – Verses 1-8-Romans 5:17 – “For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that oneman, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of thegift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!”-Romans 8:32 – He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will heno

  • Wound Care Week 3 - "Destroying the Tower of Lies in our Lives.” - Bruce Lengeman


     “Destroying the Tower of Lies in our Lives.”Romans 12:1-2,Ephesians 4:22-24,Romans 6:1-4,Revelation 12:11,

  • Wound Care Week 2 - "Name Change" - Pastor Joshua Miller


     Good morning,As you will see the area around the booth is in disarray. Bare with us, the end result will be worth it. Our wounds can either define us refine us. Main passage: Ruth 1:8-211. Wounds can block healthy relationships Ruth 1:8-16,19-20, Psa 107:20Hey Sigmund article: Stopping old wounds from stealing relationships There are a few ways to tell that an old wound is at play:The conflict is constant, and always feels the same. Your emotional reaction to something within the relationship is intense and out of proportion to whatever seemed to cause it. Your reaction is difficult to shift.2. Wounds can make us bitterRuth 1:13,20b, Eph 4:313. Wounds cause us to blame Ruth 1:13b, 20b-21, Gen 3:12-13, Num 21:5Closing: Ruth 4:13-17

  • Wound Care Week 1 - "Good News" - Pastor Joshua Miller


     Good NewsWhen we go to the doctors with a condition we don’t always receive good news. However the gospel is good news for every condition of the heart and soul.Main passage: Isa 61:11. There is healingJer 30:17, Psa 147:32. There is freedomJohn 8:32, john 8:36

  • Saved from Suffering Week 2 - "It Hurts so Good" - Mildred Martinez


     Title: "It hurts so Good"main scripture Isaiah 55:8-9The first scripture are1 Peter 1: 6-7James 1: 2-4Hebrews 12: 10-11.AlsoJob 1:1Job 1:12Job 2:9What to do in the midst of your suffering.Point 11. Cry out to God.Job 7:11Luke 22:44Matthew 27:46Psalm 5:1Psalm 4:1Psalm 50:15Romans 8:18Psalm 119:146Point 22. Prayers/ share with body of Christ.2 Corinthians 1:3-5Matthew 18:20Point 33. Praise and WorshipPsalm 9:2Acts 16:25

  • Saved from Suffering Week 4 - "Fear Not" - Pastor Joshua Miller


     Title: Fear NotMain passage: Isa 43:1-7Suffering causes fear. Gods promises can be louder than our fears.Isa 43:11. Fear is optional2. I am redeemed3. I am HisIsa 43:24. God is with me5. I won’t drown6. I won’t be consumedIsa 43:37. I have a savior8. I am chosenIsa 43:49. I am precious10. I am honored11. I am lovedIsa 44:5-612. I am not alone13. I am part of a great nationIsa 44:714. I am called by God15. I am created to glorify God

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