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J Bernard's church

Honorably Retired
Philadelphi, Pennsylvania 19138
215-548-6224

About J Bernard
  • Education: B.S in Bus. Administration -Temple University, Phila. M.S. in Bus. Education - Temple University, Phila. M.Div. Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Palmer) Phila. D. Min. Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Palmer) Phila
  • Experience: Pastor in Philadelphia 10 years Pastor in Big Run, Pa - 3 years Pastor in Boston, Mass, 1 year Parish Associate, Quincy. Mass 1 year Interim and Supply positions in Phila. 8 years Preaching Supply pastor 2 years Supply Pastor Detroit Mi
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I hope you can find one thing which will have an impression on your life.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Course in renewing your preaching at Princeton Seminary 2004
  • One of my favorite illustrations: A preacher who had been at a church for quite a number of years was honored with his picture being placed at the back of the church,replacing a clock. At the unveiling of the picture, some of the disgruntled members remarked, "They have taken down time and put up eternity."
  • Family: My wife is Beulah Lee Taylor.I married her in 2009 after the death of my former wife.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My mother heard me several times before she died and she was impressed and proud.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She supports me and lets me know when she does not agree
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Be yourself. Don’t try to be somebody else. Develop your own style
  • Books that have had an impact: Black Preaching - Henry Mitchell
  • Hobbies: Walking, music
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is your only hope for time and eternity.
  • What I want on my tombstone: 1923-----??? He did his best between the dashes.
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  • What To Do With Your Life

    Contributed on Jul 26, 2020
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    Many people ask a very important question. What am I here for? What is my purpose for living? What do you want to do with your life?

    People ask a very important question. What am I here for? What is my purpose for living? Some will say I want to make something out of my life. But what do you want to make out of your life? Some may say they want to make a lot of money so I can live a comfortable life. What do you want to ...read more

  • Thy Will Be Done

    Contributed on Jul 25, 2020
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    What I hope is that all of us will get from these series of sermons is a new awareness and appreciation and that it not be a bunch of words we repeat without thinking.M

    What I hope is that all of us will get from this series of sermons is a new awareness and appreciation for the Lord’s Prayer. I hope it just won’t be a recitation of a bunch of words. Most of us can repeat the Lords’ Prayer without even thinking of what we are saying. We can almost repeat it ...read more

  • Which God Is Your God?

    Contributed on Jul 21, 2020
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    There is a quality in humankind that propels us to worship a god. Everyone worships something. The question is what god are you worshiping?

    There is a quality in humankind that propels us to worship a god. There is something in us that causes us to worship something or someone. Even the most primitive people from the beginning of time felt a need to worship a tree, a flower, a star, the sun, or anything else. We hear some people ...read more

  • Mysterious Mercy

    Contributed on Jul 18, 2020
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    Have you wondered about the mysterious ways of God? Others have too. This sermon talks about it.

    An old hymn I love says, “God moves in a mysterious way his wonders to perform He plants his footsteps on the sea and rides upon the storm.” I thought about that hymn as I looked at our text for today in Genesis 21. There is a mystery about this text, which is not easy to explain. In our ...read more

  • The Bush Still Burns

    Contributed on Jul 18, 2020
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    Moses and the burning is one of the most popular stories of the Old Testament. One of the sermons I preached discusses what it may mean for today.

    For the past few weeks except for Palm Sunday and Easter, our sermons have centered on the Book of Genesis, corresponding to our Home Bible Survey Course. In our Home Bible Survey, we are now in the Book of Exodus. We start a series of sermons focused on the Book of Exodus and especially on ...read more

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