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Pastor’s Corner Good Friday By Pastor Carl Nielsen Bethel Lutheran Church The future was bleak for France when King Charles sent for the girl who heard voices from heaven. When Joan of Arc came to the palace, Charles had changed places with another. Joan glanced at the man on the throne, but went to Charles who was standing among those gathered in the king’s court. She had never seen him, but she recognized the king. No one recognized King Jesus. Indeed, it would have taken a miracle. He was bruised and beaten and nailed to a cross. What kind of king could He be? No one would have dreamed that this pathetic sight was God’s way of dealing with the sin of the world. That righteous sufferer has made many to be righteous before God. C.S. Lewis said that reality is usually what you would not have expected. That is why he believed the gospel. How unexpected! How real! To remember this amazing day when God paid the price for the sins of all people in the world, the Pastors Network will be hosting a Community Good Friday worship service at First Christian Church April 19 beginning at noon. The church is located at 1550 College Drive in Santa Maria. There will be wonderful music and a feast of preaching on the theme of The Seven Last Words from the Cross. From the Gospels we have seven statements Jesus spoke while on the cross. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” “Truly I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” “Woman, behold your son!...Behold your mother.” “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” “I thirst.” “It is finished.” “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Come and hear seven different preachers declare God’s Word and leave with a grateful heart for what God endured and did for us. See you there!