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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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  • Taking Jesus Seriously

    Contributed on May 1, 2020
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    Many times when people say things to us that are hard to believe, we may reply. "are you serious?" However, Jesus was serious in everything he said.

    TAKING JESUS SERIOUSLY Introduction: Many times when people say things to us that are hard to believe, we may reply, "are you serious?" However, Jesus was serious in everything he said. I HE WAS SERIOUS IN HIS PREACHING. People in the time of Jesus would often say that he ...read more

  • What To Do With A Gift

    Contributed on Apr 4, 2020
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    How to consider what to do with the greatest gft of all.

    What Do You Do With a Gift? I would like us to repeat our key verse for today found in Romans 6:23: The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ. I suppose all of us at one time or another have received a gift. We get gifts for our birthday, gifts for ...read more

  • Taking The Trouble Out Of Trouble

    Contributed on Apr 4, 2020
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    The Cemetary is the only trouble-free place. However, it is still possible to take the trouble out of trouble.

    TAKING THE TROUBLE OUT OF YOUR TROUBLES How would you like to be in a place that is peaceful and quiet all the time, a place where there is no crime, a place where people do not bother each other, a place where people get along with each other all the time? Most of us would say that we wouldn’t ...read more

  • Let God Do His Thing

    Contributed on Mar 10, 2020
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    The work ethic is the theory that hard work is virtuous and worthy of reward. We need to replace that thinking by letting God do his thing. How would that look in our relationship with God?

    Let God Do His Thing  INTRODUCTION: The work ethic is the theory that hard work is virtuous and worthy of reward. That work ethic has crept into the Christian viewpoint by thinking that we must do God's work before we can merit his approval and acceptance. We need to replace that ...read more

  • The Case For God's Grace

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2020
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    What is the grace of God, and is it relevant today? Can a case for God's grace be made today? If so, what is the evidence for God's grace in modern society?

    THE CASE FOR GOD'S GRACE What is the grace of God, and is it relevant today? Can a case for God's grace be made today? If so, what is the evidence for God's grace in modern society? I EVIDENCE THROUGH THE DEFINITION OF GOD'S GRACE: God's grace is a gift to us ...read more

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