Welcome to Rose of Sharon Baptist Church!

It is our prayer that God will lead you to a church where you can grow as a Christian and serve the Lord with your gifts and talents. We want to be that place for you. Take a look around the site for information about the different ministry opportunities we have, as well as more information about our church.  

Our pastor and staff are available to meet with you individually, or as a family, if you have further questions. Feel free to either call 919-477-3993 or email us.

Worship Service Sunday morning 10:00 am in the Worship Center;

From the parking lot on FM 90.1 and on Facebook Live.

To listen to our Monday Main Point Podcast visit our Upcoming Events page or use this direct link: https://anchor.fm/rosbc-pastors

Sunday Worship Service

March 7, 2021 -10:00 AM



March Memory Verse

“And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty,

and your faith is also empty.”

1 Corinthians 15:14 NKJV

Welcome         Pastoral Prayer     Memory Verse

Kid’s Talk                            Pastor Blake Flinchum

Praise & Worship       Pastor Jonathan Hendrickson

Graves Into Gardens

Verse 1

I searched the world but it couldn't fill me
Man's empty praise and treasures that fade
Are never enough
Then You came along and put me back together
And every desire is now satisfied here in Your love


Oh there's nothing better than You
There's nothing better than You
Lord there's nothing
Nothing is better than You

Verse 2

I'm not afraid to show You my weakness
My failures and flaws
Lord You've seen them all
And You still call me friend
'Cause the God of the mountain
Is the God of the valley
And there's not a place
Your mercy and grace won't find me again


You turn mourning to dancing
You give beauty for ashes
You turn shame into glory
You're the only one who can


You turn graves into gardens
You turn bones into armies
You turn seas into highways
You're the only one who can

CCLI Song # 7138219


 Red Letters

Verse 1

There I was on death row
Guilty in the first degree
Son of God hanging on a hill
Hell was my destiny

Verse 2

The crowd was shouting crucify
Could've come from these lips of mine
The dirty shame was killing me
It would take a miracle to wash me clean

Chorus 1

Then (When) I read the red letters
And the ground began to shake
The prison walls started falling
And I became a free man that day

Verse 3

Felt like lightning hit my veins
My dead heart began to beat
Breath of God filled my lungs
And the Holy Ghost awakened me
Yeah the Holy Ghost awakened me


For God so loved the whole wide world
Sent His only Son to die for me
Arms spread wide for the whole wide world
His arms spread wide where mine should be
Jesus changed my destiny

Chorus 2

Thank You God for red letters
And the ground began to shake
The grace of God started falling
And I became a free man that day

CCLI Song # 7119204



Verse 1

I don't wanna hear anymore teach me to listen
I don't wanna see anymore give me a vision
That You could move this heart to be set apart

Verse 2

I don't need to recognize the man in the mirror
And I don't wanna trade Your plan
For something familiar
I can't waste a day I can't stay the same


I wanna be different
I wanna be changed
Till all of me is gone and all that remains
(Oh) Is a fire so bright the whole world can see
That there's something different
So come and be different (in me)

Verse 3

And I don't wanna spend my life stuck in a pattern
And I don't wanna gain this world
But lose what matters
And so I'm giving up everything because


I know that I am far from perfect
But through You the cross still says I'm worth it
So take this beating in my heart and
Come and finish what You started
When they see me let them see You
'Cause I just wanna be different yeah


I just wanna be different
So could You be different
In me

CCLI Song # 7075929       CCLI License # 911208



12  1Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. 2 Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword. 3 And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also.

Acts 12:1-3a NKJV 

“Fact-Checking the Resurrection:

From Fearful Followers to Faithful Martyr

Senior Pastor Rev. Jeff McCarthy

Intro: As we continue our sermon series called “Fact Checking the Resurrection”, the facts lead us to people. When looking at the Bible accounts from a historical perspective, these people are giving eyewitness accounts of their encounter with the Resurrected Lord. Last week, Jeremiah told us about the numerous encounters people had with the risen Lord.

Today, I will talk about the third fact: His follower’s lives were transformed and they were willing to die for their faith in the resurrection. Not only did they believe in the risen Christ, but their lives were also transformed by their faith.


The disciples themselves went from being followers in hiding from the authorities to bold proclaimers of the gospel. A well-known skeptic, James the half-brother of Jesus, became a believer after his encounter with the resurrected Christ. Also, a religious persecutor of the church, Saul became a missionary evangelist after experiencing the Resurrected Christ.


Tradition tells us that each apostle, except for John died a martyr’s death. A good question to ask is why these men would be willing to die if the resurrection never happened. Today we are going to look at the only recorded death of an original apostle, James the brother of John and try to answer that question.


Just as we will examine the facts about these people in the next few Sundays leading up to Easter, I thought about us. If people examined the facts of our lives, would we be known as people who have experienced Christ, whose lives were transformed, and who are willing to die for our faith in the resurrection.

“From Fearful Follower to Faithful Martyr”

   1.  The Apostle’s Fearfully Faced Persecution and Death Before They Encountered the            Resurrected Lord (1-03a)

             Acts 12:1-4 The Message

             Mark 10:32-41 NLT

             Matthew 26:31-35 NLT

             Matthew 26:56 NLT

             John 20:19 NLT

    2.  The Apostle’s Faithfully Faced Persecution and Death After They Encountered the               Resurrected Lord (1-2)

             Vs 1-2 NLT

             Acts 3:15 NLT

             Acts 4:1-3, 8-13, 16-20, 23-24, 29, 31, 33 NLT

             Acts 5:17-33, 41-42 NLT

             Acts 7:54-60 NLT

             Acts 8:1-3 NLT


Born Again

Verse 1

Well today I found myself
After searching all these years
And the man that I saw
He wasn't at all who I thought he'd be
Well I was lost when You found me here
And I was broken beyond repair
Then You came along
And You sang Your song over me

Chorus 1

It feels like I'm born again
It feels like I'm living
For the very first time
For the very first time in my life

Verse 2

Make a promise to me now
Reassure my heart somehow
That the love that I feel
Is so much more real than anything
I've a feeling in my soul
And I pray that I'm not wrong
That the life I have now
It is only the beginning

Chorus 2

It feels like I'm born again
It feels like I'm living
For the very first time
For the very first time

It feels like I'm breathing
It feels like I'm moving
For the very first time
For the very first time


Wasn't looking for something
That was more than what I had yesterday
Then You came to me
And You gave to me life and love
That I've never known
That I've never felt before

Chorus 3

Feels like I'm born again
It feels like I'm living
For the very first time
I'm living for the first time

It feels like I'm breathing
It feels like I'm moving
For the very first time
I'm living for the first time in my life

CCLI Song # 5208531     CCLI License #911208

Announcements & Closing Prayer       Youth Pastor Jeremiah Custar

Here is the link to our Worship Services and additional recorded small group discussions from previous Sundays & Wednesdays:


What To Expect as we meet for services at ROSBC

What Should I Wear?

There’s no dress code at ROSBC; come wearing what you’re comfortable in. Some folks like to dress up a little on Sundays, and some like to come in jeans. Either way is great as long as you come with an open heart!

Do you have Nursery or Childcare?

*Due to Covid-19 the following information was our standard prior to March 15, 2020:

*A nursery and childcare are available during Sunday morning service at 9:45 AM.

Preschool Children's Church & Children’s Church meet Sunday mornings in the Worship Service, after listening to Kid's Talk the children go the Nursery or Element Kid's Room #203.

Wednesday Night Kids Activities and Events can be found HERE

Do you have Sunday School Class?

We offer Adult Life Groups and Children's Sunday School at 11:00 AM.

Classes can be found HERE

Schedule of Services

This Sunday

Sunday Morning Worship

In person inside the Worship Center, or at home on Facebook Live

at 10:00 am

Rose of Sharon will have a Facebook Live Bible Study each Wednesday at 6:30 pm again in 2021. While we observe the State and City guidelines for meetings, wearing masks and Social Distancing, we are not able to return to our Wednesday meetings inside our buildings.

Continue to watch for updates this Winter of 2020-2021 and as soon as we are able to share what's in our future plans, we will let you know.

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4109 Guess Road
Durham, NC 27712

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