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      Our Purpose: To glorify the name of God  through worship, fellowship,and ministry.

        Our Mission: To bring glory to God By holding on to Jesus, while reaching the world.




Each Sunday Morning services are recorded and downloaded early in the week.

You may listen  from the list below. The Sermons are listed by date with the latest on top.



May 5, 2019


April 28, 2019 -10:30AM Service

Special Speaker
Rev. Mark Creech
Christian Action League of North Carolina 

Psalms 11:3
Isaiah 28:7,8

April 28, 2019 -8AM Service

Special Speaker
Rev. Mark Creech
Christian Action League of North Carolina 

Psalms 11:3
Isaiah 28:7,8

April 21, 2019

“He arose leaving the dead behind: therefore just believe!”

Luke 24

1. Believe in His Resurrection 

  • “He is not here, but he is risen!”

2. Believe in His Words

  • To believe in His words is:
    • As He said it
    • As each individual 

3. Believe in His redemption 

  • Believe three ways:
    • As prophesied and foretold 
    • As completed at cross and empty tomb
    • As promised to all who believe

April 7, 2019

“Behold Your King”

“The King goes deeper: The Perversion of the Heart”

Matthew 5:27-32

1. Adulterous eyes reveal the sick heart - vs 27-30

  • The problem
    • Adultrey
    • Lust
  • The prevention
    • Remove stumbling blocks
    • Purify the heart

2. Divorced stigma reveals the scarred heart - vs 31-32

  • The problem
    • Loose interpretation
    • Selfish and arrogant hearts
  • The preservation
    • Uphold God’s view of marriage
    • Soft hearts to practice His love



March 31, 2019

Special Speaker this morning bringing the message Anthony Odom

“Sinners, Justified by Faith”

Galatians 2:15-21

Justifications definition 
- To judge, declare, or pronounce righteous and therefore, acceptable 

1. The Source is Justification vs 15-18

  • Not by natural birth
  • But by supernatural birth
    • Salvation is:
      • not by trying, but by trusting
      • through a Savior, not self effort
      • necessary because of our nature

2. The Nature of Justification vs 19

  • Dead to the law
  • Alive in Christ

3. The Result of Justification  vs 20-21

  • Identify with Christ
  • Ideal lifestyle

March 16, 2019

“The King reveals the relationship between the Gospel and the Law”

Matthew 5:17-20

1. Abolish law vs fulfill law

  • Two questions
    • What Law is He referring to?
    • What authority is He declaring?

2. Least in Kingdom vs Great in Kingdom 

  • law-breakers vs law-keepers 
  • pretenders vs preachers 

3. Quantity Righteousness vs Quality Righteousness 

  • Two key truths from Jesus:
    • He demands a righteousness greater than the most religious 
    • He is demanding a righteous heart by divine grace

March 10, 2019

“The Kingdom citizenship demands: Be salt and sun!”

Matthew 5:13-16

1. Be Heavenly Salt to a Dirty Earth

  • Three qualities of salt:
    • Connected to purity
    • Common to preservation 
    • Compliment to flavor

2. Be Heavenly Sun to a Dark World

  • Two truths:
    • Light must be seen
    • Light points to Someone else

March 3, 2019

"The King teaches Kingdom citizenship: the 'blessed' life"

Matthew 5:9-12

1. The Kingdom is the reason for the pacifest

  • Two parts
    • The Peace Makers
    • Shall be called Sons of God

2. The Kingdom is the reward for the loyalist

  • Two parts
    • Those who are persecuted
    • Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

February 24, 2019

"The King teaches Kingdom citizenship: the 'blessed' life"

Matthew 5:7-8

1. The Kingdom is experienced through symphathy eyes

  • Two parts
    • The merciful
    • Shall obtain mercy

2. The Kingdom is examined through sincere heart

  • Two parts
    • The pure in heart
    • Shall see God

February 17, 2019

"The King teaches Kingdom citizenship: the 'blessed' life"

Matthew 5:5-6

1. The kingdom is populated by the humble

  • Two parts
    • The meek
    • shall inherit the earth

2. The kingdom is provision to the hungry and thirsty

  • Two parts
    • those who hunger and thirst for righteousness
    • shall be satisfied

February 10, 2019

"The King teaches Kingdom Citizenship: the beginning of the 'blessed' life"

Matthew 5:1-4

1. The Kingdom comes to the helpless

  • Two parts
    • the poor in spirit
    • receive the kingdom of heaven

2. The Kingdom lifts the Unworthy

  • Two parts
    • They that mourn
    • shall be comforted

February 3, 2017

The King calls: Follow me

Matthew 4:18-25

1. To follow Jesus means total abandonment

  • This call means:
    • leave behind personal possessions
    • leave behind personal priorities

2. To follow Jesus means trusting His authority

  • To trust is to:
    • to be obedient
    • to be dedicated

3. To follow Jesus means awed by him

  • A disciple will get to be awed with:
    • to see great and mighty things
    • to hear great and mighty truth
    • to know great and mighty treasure

January 27, 2019

The King begins his earthly Ministry

Matthew 4:12-17

1. His ministry is distinct from all others

  • Two things about Jesus going to Galilee
    • Hometown rejection
    • Headquarters relocation

2. His reach is different than all others

  • Look who Jesus will preach and reach
    • Marginalized Jews
    • Gentiles
    • Entire known world

3. His message is divine from above

  • Characteristic for every preaching
    • Certainty
    • Authority
    • Source beyond Himself

January 20, 2019

Matthew 4: 8-11

January 13, 2019

The King is tested: to gain personal comfort

Matthew 4:1-4

  1. The Tempatation
  • If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down
    • To Jesus
    • To Us

    2.  The Answer

  • Do not test the Lord thy God
    • From Jesus
    • For Us

January 6, 2019

About us

First Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist Church located in Rockwell, NC. It is a member of the Rowan Southern Baptist Association .

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P.O. Box 756

Rockwell, NC,28138
Phone: 704-279-6120

Fax 704-279-4390


  SENIOR PASTOR :Rev. Matthew Laughter



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