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Summary: ❶ Watchers at the Cross ❷ My Watch

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It was in March when an earthquake occurred and seven days later stem began to vent

Then at 8:32 Sunday morning, May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens in the state of Washington erupted, with 24 megatons of thermal energy (500 times the force of the Hiroshima blast) at 660° it blew off 1,300 feet of granite. A landslide swept down the mountain at speeds of 70 to 150 miles per hour. Over150 square miles of forest was blown over or left dead and standing. In moments rock and ice slammed into Spirit Lake, crossed a ridge 1,300 feet high, and roared 14 miles down the Toutle River. Ash reached 16 miles into the air. Fifty-seven people were killed; 250 homes, 47 bridges, 15 miles of railways, and 185 miles of highway were destroyed. Leaving 1 mile wide creator

83 yr. old Harry R. Truman lived at Spirit Lake for 54 years with 16 cats, a pink Cadillac and a large supply of bourbon. . Despite many pleas by authorities they could not persuade him to leave. His opinion that the danger from the volcano was "over exaggerated" Today the site of his former lodge is buried under 150 feet of volcanic landslide debris. His body never found

- He did not listen

- He did not believe

Matthew 27:36KJV

36 And sitting down they watched him there;

❶ Watchers at the Cross

1. Careless Watch of the Soldiers v.34-35

Note the “They’s” v.29, 30, 31, 35

- v.50 - It was Jesus who gave His life

- Concern for only themselves

- First doing a job

- Now for pleasure

- Ripping off another’s property

2. The Cynical Watch of the Crowd - v. 39-40

- Passed by - No time to consider

- Reviled Him - Insult

3. The Mocking Watch of the Enemies - v.41-43

- Proud, Boastful,

- Practice forms of religion without relationship

- Now rid of Jesus

4. The Anxious Watch of the Woman - v.55-56

- v.55 - Followed Jesus – Served Jesus

- Salome - Mother of Zebedee’s chldren

- Meaning “Peaceful” – Far from it here at the coss

- Mary - “Bitterness, sorrow”

- Lk 8:2 - Mary Magdalene -healed of evil spirits (7)

- Jn 19:25 - Wife of Cleophas James & Joseph could been her sons

- Their hearts broken

- Feeling — Helpless, Weak, Alone, Hopeless

- Everything gone

- Resurrection changed everything

❷ My Watch:

— The two most important questions asked of every human

- “But who do you say that I am?" (Matthew 16:15)

-“What must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30)

- Inscription on the cross

Matthew 27:37KJV

37 And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

- Accusation - A charge of wrongdoing

- Jesus is King of Kings & Lord of Lords

1. To Be Retrospective

- What Jesus did for Me

Redemption - Gal 1:4 Eph 1:7

Galatians 1:4KJV

4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

Ephesians 1:7KJV

7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

2. To Be Introspective

What Jesus is doing for me

Intercession - Rom 8: 34; 1 Jn 2:1

Romans 8:34KJV

34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.


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