Pastor Dave Pound
Almost every year that I've been at CFC, Pastor Mike has given me the honor of speaking on Good Friday. It is something I look forward to all year as a time to prepare our hearts for Easter Sunday by recognizing what it took to give us our Salvation.
A few years ago God gave me the idea to buy huge nails like the ones used in crucifixion and hand one out to everyone on Good Friday. Other years, Pastor Mike has had people write down a sin they needed to confess and literally nail it to a life-sized wooden cross. Yet it is the stark contrast of Palm Sunday, today, that makes Good Friday so hard to understand.
On Palm Sunday, the people believed in Jesus.
On Palm Sunday, the people worshiped God for bringing Jesus.
On Palm Sunday, Jesus was seen as the King of Israel.
In John 12, the people shout, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.!” Yet in only five days, these same people would shout "Crucify him, crucify him." Today, we worship Jesus as the Risen King, but I want to invite you to our Good Friday service this Friday at noon to worship Him for what it took to get there.