ROOTED IN THE GOSPEL 

Welcome To Russellville, Alabama

First Baptist Church

Rooted in the Gospel, Planted in the City…
Are you new to RFBC? Well, welcome to our family! As you explore our website, we would like to invite you to get to know us a little bit. We were planted in the heart of Russellville, Alabama, in 1867, and we have been a vital part of the community ever since. Our desire is to make disciples that make disciples, as we live out the Great Commission across the street and around the world!
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Our Vision Statement
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 First Baptist Church exists to glorify God by building a Great Commission culture in the people of Russellville, Alabama. We desire to be a church that fosters intimacy with God and equips the church to make disciple-making disciples that would reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
 
 
 
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Photo credit to Kellie Seal Singleton
 

 

Get Plugged Into One of Our Ministries

We have a passion to see people get plugged into the ministries of our church, as we EQUIP the church to ENGAGE and ENCOURAGE our world. Click on a link below to connect with one of our ministries!
 
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Worship Through Giving

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We give as an act of worship. We ask big, pray big, and expect big things to come out of a people that lives and operates in Kingdom mentality. Jesus is King over our finances and places us as stewards over His income. We give back to launch new Kingdom opportunities for the Gospel to reach to ends of the earth. 
 
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Sermons & Media

 

Check out what we’re talking about at First Baptist Church!
  
 
 
 
 

Jun 3, 2018
Ecclesiology: If this is us, what do we do? Part 2
Series: This is Us
 
I Peter 2:5-9; Hebrews 4:14-16
 
The Point: The local church is a concentrated collection of the "hands and feet" of Jesus. It is also a place for the ministry of the Holy Spirit to work. We may think we can survive without committing to it, but how can we say we're committed to Jesus when we only have passive interest in that which He loves most, His bride.
 
So what do we do with this?
 
I. We repent.
II. We gather:
      A. To remember.
      B. To forget.
III. We obey.
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  • Jun 3, 2018Ecclesiology: If this is us, what do we do? Part 2
    Jun 3, 2018
    Ecclesiology: If this is us, what do we do? Part 2
    Series: This is Us
     
    I Peter 2:5-9; Hebrews 4:14-16
     
    The Point: The local church is a concentrated collection of the "hands and feet" of Jesus. It is also a place for the ministry of the Holy Spirit to work. We may think we can survive without committing to it, but how can we say we're committed to Jesus when we only have passive interest in that which He loves most, His bride.
     
    So what do we do with this?
     
    I. We repent.
    II. We gather:
          A. To remember.
          B. To forget.
    III. We obey.
  • May 27, 2018Ecclesiology: The Really Is Us
    May 27, 2018
    Ecclesiology: The Really Is Us
    Series: This is Us
    Ephesians 2:17-22
     
    The Point: The local church is a concentrated collection of the "hands and feet" of Jesus. It is also a conduit for the ministry of the Holy Spirit to work. We may think we can survive without committing to it, but how can we say we're committed to Jesus when we only have passive interest in that which He loves most, His bride?
     
    I. Religion without relationships should feel tense (vs 17-19).
    II. Jesus creates for himself a people in whom he dwells (vs 20-22).
     
  • May 20, 2018Don’t be boxed in
    May 20, 2018
    Don’t be boxed in
    Graduate Sunday Service.
    Sermon by Youth Minister Patrick Horner.
     
  • May 6, 2018Scripture: Inspired and Inerrant
    May 6, 2018
    Scripture: Inspired and Inerrant
    Series: This is Us
    2 Peter 1:17-21 ; 2 Timothy 3:16-17
     
    The Point: People are always looking for some nugget of truth in what God is trying to tell them. We tend to want to look everywhere but the Bible: God's inerrant, inspired Word.
     
    I. Scripture is perfect.
    II. Scripture is trustworthy. 
  • Apr 29, 2018When Jesus spits in your dirt
    Apr 29, 2018
    When Jesus spits in your dirt
     
    John 9: 1-11
     
    Senior Adult Sunday Service Special Speaker Dr. Sid Nichols.
  • Apr 22, 2018Broken people need a healing Savior
    Apr 22, 2018
    Broken people need a healing Savior
    Series: This is Us
    Ephesians 2:1-10
     
    The Point: We're all in the same boat. That's a good thing and a bad thing. Nobody in this room is going to Heaven based on their "goodness". We all need Jesus. So, while the road of salvation belongs to each of us individually, we can walk our paths together.
     
    I. Admit our condition (vs. 1-3).
    II. Acknowledge Jesus sacrifice (vs. 4-7).
    III. Abandon self-righteousness (vs.8-10). 
  • Apr 8, 2018Paterology: God Is
    Apr 8, 2018
    Paterology: God Is
    Series: This is Us
     
    The Point: God created us for fellowship with Him, but His desire is that we would worship Him with everything we have. We just fall short of that standard most of the time.
     
    I. God is....Just.
    II. God is....Love.
    III. God is....Holy.
    IV. God is....Sovereign.
  • Apr 1, 2018Christology: The Fifth Cup
    Apr 1, 2018
    Christology: The Fifth Cup
    Series: This is Us
     
    Jeremiah 25:15-17, Luke 22:39-46, 24:1-12
     
    The Point: Jesus' resurrection is the point. But, before Jesus arose, He drank deeply from a cup. Its contents were meant for us, but Jesus drank it on our behalf.
     
    I. Jesus' death stole our defeat.
    II. Jesus' resurrection assured our victory.
     
  • Mar 25, 2018The First of Many Last Suppers
    Mar 25, 2018
    The First of Many Last Suppers
    Mark 14:22-31
     
    The point: We come in. We remember. We leave changed.
     
  • Mar 18, 2018Ordinary Hands / Extraordinary Savior
    Mar 18, 2018
    Ordinary Hands / Extraordinary Savior
    Acts 5:12-16
     
    The Point: Our culture has built up a mentality that you must have a celebrity's limelight to make a difference. Jesus doesn't want your fame. He simply wants your obedience.
     
    I. Miracles Were Performed By The Hands of Men, Empowered Through The Heart of God. (vs. 12-13)
     
    II. Miracles Focused Attention Away From The Law And Onto Grace. (vs. 14-16)
 
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CONTACT US
 
213 North Jackson Avenue
Russellville, Alabama 35653
 
 
Phone: (256) 332-2065
 
SERVICE TIMES
 
SUNDAYS:
CONVOS OVER COFFEE – 9:00am
BIBLE STUDY – 9:30am
WORSHIP – 10:30am & 6:00pm
 
WEDNESDAYS:
FAMILY DINNER – 5:15pm
BIBLE STUDIES – 6:00pm
 
 
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