The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.
There is one, and only one, living and true God. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
God the Father
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
God the Son
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.
God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
God created every person to have a loving personal relationship with Him; however, sin has separated us from God. Jesus Christ came to Earth to pay the penalty for our sin and make a way for us to be forgiven and restored to fellowship with God. Salvation is offered freely by grace, through faith in Christ to all who believe.
Baptism & the Lord's Supper
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.
The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby believers memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
Evangelism & Missions
It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations.
God formed each of us in our mother’s womb uniquely male or female. He created and blessed marriage by joining one man and one woman as one flesh to portray the sacrificial love between Christ and the church, provide the only means for sexual intimacy, and form the foundation for all human society.
First Colleyville is a member church of the Southern Baptist Convention, which has prepared a statement of generally held convictions called The Baptist Faith and Message. The topics here provide only a brief, partial summary. The full text on the issues discussed is available at SBC.net.