The Sustain Pedal

Charlotte Gambill

September 18, 2022

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The Sustain Pedal

September 18, 2022

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Matthew 21:28



‘Avoidance of depletion - maintenance of level growth. Meeting present needs without
compromising the ability of future generations needs to be met’

Mark 9:35 (ESV)
35And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone
would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”

Mark 10:45 (ESV)

45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give
his life as a ransom for many.”

Mission over Position

Exodus 17:11 (ESV)

11 As long as Moses held up his hands,Israel prevailed; but when he lowered
them, Amalek prevailed.

Psalm 84:10 (NIV)

11Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

Motivation Over Expectation

Luke 6:31-32 (MSG)
32 If you only love the lovable, do you expect a pat on the back? Run-of-the-mill
sinners do that. If you only help those who help you, do you expect a medal?

Luke 6:35-36 (MSG)

“I tell you, love your enemies. Help and give without expecting a return.
You’ll never—I promise—regret it. Live out this God-created identity the way
our Father lives toward us, generously and graciously, even when we’re at our
worst. Our Father is kind; you be kind.

1 Corinthians 13:1 (MSG)

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a
rusty gate.

Mark 6:10 (ESV)

10 And he said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay
there until you depart from there.

11 And if any place will not receive you and
they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your
feet as a testimony against them.”

Legacy over Temporary

Isaiah 46:4 (NIV)
4 Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

Luke 6:38 (MSG)
38 Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given
back—given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way.
Generosity begets generosity.”