Core Values: Sendero de Vida Bible Church
(translated from Spanish, points 1 and 2 of 5)
1. LOVE: Love is our principle value. When someone visits a Sendero church, they will experience an environment of acceptance, friendliness and support. Love is very related with the concept of love is the word “grace.” Grace is an attitude of humility, gentleness and generosity.
Colossians 3:12-14 describes this attitude like this: “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
The love towards God and towards our neighbor is the first and second commandment. We may err in our administration, style of worship, organization of finances and methodology, but we will not fail in showing the love of God to those that attend church.
2. GOOD NEWS and GOOD WORKS: The gospel, which says that there is no condemnation in Jesus Christ, is very good news for the human being. Although the message of God implies that there is bad news, very bad news (we are condemned because of our sins), our message is fundamentally positive.
God loves you, extravagantly; God has shown this love for you on the cross of Calvary. Understanding and accepting this message, our purpose is to live a life of good deeds, our hearts full of gratitude for the immense love of God. The good deeds describe, for the most part, our lives as disciples. We live so that our good deeds give glory to the father (Mat 5: 13-16).
The picture below courtesy of Voltaire Cacal. We were pleased to have him, Bob Buhler and David Ruiz, all from Camino Global, in our service yesterday. Also present, a group of Mexican young people participating in YWAM’s Discipleship Training School (DTS) program, a contact through Tina Barham. Jane Beeninga, who recently finished a DTS program in Texas and India, will be visiting us again soon in April. It will be great to have you back, Jane!