Hello, I am Rev. James B Strickland and I am the new Senior Pastor at Homeland Park Baptist Church. If you have found this page you have searched to get here. Thank you for your interest and support. I will be working with our church members to begin adding content here when I get on the field in November. This is an awesome opportunity for Donna and I as we minister with such great people. We hope to see you soon! For now, please excuse the mess while we are under construction.
Yesterday, our church observed the ordinance of the Lord''s Supper or Communion as some call it. Our church is blessed to have a committee that prepares this for us on every fifth Sunday. This practice is designed to take us back in our hearts and minds to that dreadful night where Jesus sat at a table with His disciples to prepare them for His pending crucifixion . The purpose of the Lord's Supper is not for us to go through the motions, but to remember all that Christ did for us. His body was broken and blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. Communion is a time to reflect, appreciate and give honor to Jesus for what He endured for us. This ordinance is not for everyone. This is only to be taken by those who are believers and accepted Jesus as their ultimate forgiver and leader. To partake in this service in an unworthy state is sin. 1 Corinthians 11:27 (NLT) 27 So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of s