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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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

 

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Jul 15, 2018
How far would you go?
Acts 5:17-42
 
The Point: Many times our greatest witness to a lost world comes not from the words that come from our mouths. It comes, instead, from our response to adversity.
 
I. The Apostles met adversity (vs 17-26).
II. The Apostles responded with grace (vs. 27-32).
III. The Sanhedrin's response mirror modern society (vs. 33-42).
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  • Jul 15, 2018How far would you go?
    Jul 15, 2018
    How far would you go?
    Acts 5:17-42
     
    The Point: Many times our greatest witness to a lost world comes not from the words that come from our mouths. It comes, instead, from our response to adversity.
     
    I. The Apostles met adversity (vs 17-26).
    II. The Apostles responded with grace (vs. 27-32).
    III. The Sanhedrin's response mirror modern society (vs. 33-42).
  • Jul 8, 2018Light to the World Part 3
    Jul 8, 2018
    Light to the World Part 3
    I. Living the light. Matt. 5:13-16
     
         1. Why salt?  5:13
         2.Why light?  5:14-16
     
    II.Exposing by light. Eph. 5:8 & 10-11
    1. Your life.  5:8
    2. His standards.  5:10-11
                Philippians 1:12  NKJV  “And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” III.  Walk in the light.  I John 1:5-7
    1. Lip service.  1:5-6
    2. Life service 1:7

                  “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

                  Psalm 119:105  NKJV

                  “The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”  Psalm 119:130 NKJV

                  “Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him and He in him.  And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.”  I John 3:24 NKJV

  • Jul 1, 2018The Light of the World part 2
    Jul 1, 2018
    The Light of the World part 2
     
    Dr. Gene Balding
    The Light of the World Part 2
    John 1:1-12
     
    I. Before the beginning began. 
    A. The Genesis Connection.
    B. John and Genesis give us the creation sequence.
    II. The one who began the beginning.
    A. Equality with the father.
    B. He is God's full and final word.
    III. Light and Life.
    A. The true light.
    B. The everlasting light.
     
  • Jun 24, 2018Prayer Time….It’s the best time!
    Jun 24, 2018
    Prayer Time….It’s the best time!
    Series: This is Us
    Nehemiah 1 - 2
     
    The Point: The Bible is full of ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary tasks to the glory of God. Prayer is always a central figure in the accomplishment of extraordinary work.
     
    I. Prayer unpacked.
    II. Prayer unleashed.
  • Jun 17, 2018Baptism: Somebody Testify
    Jun 17, 2018
    Baptism: Somebody Testify
    Series: This is Us
     
     
    Acts: 16:30-34
     
    The Point: Baptism isn't just a number that is counted for church records. It's an individual's testimony of a life that has been restored, but it is also a call for accountability from his or her church family as the new believer walks the path of discipleship.
     
    I. Baptism is deeply personal.
    II. Baptism is unashamedly public.
  • Jun 10, 2018A world without light Part 1
    Jun 10, 2018
    A world without light Part 1
    Dr. Gene Balding
    A World without light Part 1
    Genesis 1:1-3
     
    I. An unusual situation.
    II. Dealing with difficult issues.
         A. Views of the text.
         B. Problem with darkness.
         C. Conflicting scripture.
    III. Causes of the chaos
    IV. The new creation
           A. All of mankind has fallen.
           B. What God did for the earth in Genesis, He wants to do for you.
     
  • 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. 
 
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213 North Jackson Avenue
Russellville, Alabama 35653
 
 
Phone: (256) 332-2065
 
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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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