J Bernard's church

Honorably Retired
Philadelphi, Pennsylvania 19138

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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  • Too Much Of A Good Thing

    Contributed on Sep 30, 2022
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    There are many things in life which are good to have. But it is possible to have too much of a good thing

    TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING Luke 12: 13-21 Introduction There are many things in life that good to have.It is to have enough money to provide for ourselves and our families.It is good to have a comfortable home to provide safety and well-being.It is good to have a job which is suitable for our more

  • Holding Onto Your Hope

    Contributed on Mar 20, 2022

    A mentee of mine recently wrote me asking what should he do because he had lost hope.

    A mentee of mine recently wrote me asking what should he do because he had lost hope. He claimed to be a devoted Christian who loved God with all his heart. But he had lost hope. We hope for many things in life.We have little control over all the things we hope for. I hope to get a better job. You more

  • Giving God What You've Got

    Contributed on Mar 13, 2022
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    Romans 12:1 is one of the hardest verses in the Bible.God means for us to give it all to him: your body, your mind, your service, your possssions, all to him.

    Giving God All You’ve Got Romans 12:1 This verse is undoubtedly one of the most difficult verses in the Bible. God means to give it all to him as a reasonable sacrifice: your body, your thoughts, your actions, your service, your word,all you have. Whatever you have and whatever you do,sacrifice more

  • What Can I Do For You Today?

    Contributed on Mar 7, 2022

    An article I read some time ago suggested that every morning we ask someone,"What can I do for you today?"

    An article I read sometime ago talked about service. It suggested that every morning we should ask someone, “What can I do for you today?” I call that a service mentality. At 98 years old, I am mostly shut-in, and there are not too many things I can do. At this stage of life, I am always thinking more

  • Handling The Hardships Of Your Life

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2022

    Hardships come to everyone. Few people can say that they have never experienced a hardship. The problems with hardships revolves around how to deal with them. How do you handle the hardships which are sure to come?

    Handling the Hardships of your Life 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Hardships of all kinds come to everyone in life.Few people can say that they have never experienced hardships of some kind.The problem is how to handle the hardships of life that are surely to come.The first thing to do is to: Depend on more

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