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

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

October 18, 2020 -10:00 AM

 

October Memory Verse

“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.”

Romans 15:4 NKJV

Welcome         Pastoral Prayer     Memory Verse

Kid’s Talk                            Pastor Blake Flinchum

Praise & Worship       Pastor Jonathan Hendrickson

Everyday

Verse 1

What to say Lord
It's You who gave me life
And I can't explain
Just how much You mean to me
Now that You have saved me Lord
I give all that I am to You
That everyday I can
Be a light that shines Your name

Verse 2

Everyday Lord
I'll learn to stand upon Your Word
And I pray that I
I may come to know You more
That You would guide me
In every single step I take
That everyday I can be Your
Light unto the world

Chorus

Everyday it's You I'll live for
Everyday I'll follow after You
Everyday I'll walk with You (my Lord)

Bridge

It's You I live for everyday
It's You I live for everyday
It's You I live for everyday

Ending

It's You I live for everyday

CCLI Song # 2798154

 

 The Well

Verse 1

I have what you need
But you keep on searching
I've done all the work
But you keep on working
When you're running on empty
And you can't find the remedy
Just come to the well

Verse 2

You can spend your whole life
Chasing what's missing
But that empty inside
It just ain't gonna listen
When nothing can satisfy
And the world leaves you high and dry
Just come to the well

Chorus

And all who thirst will thirst no more
And all who search will find
What their souls long for
The world will try but it can never fill
(So) leave it all behind
And come to the well

Verse 3

So bring Me your heart
No matter how broken
Just come as you are
When your last prayer is spoken
Just rest in My arms a while
You'll feel the change My child
When you come to the well

Verse 4

And now that you're full
Of love beyond measure
Your joy's gonna flow
Like a stream in the desert
Soon all the world will see
That living water is found in Me
'Cause you've come to the well

CCLI Song # 6093707

 

Word Of God Speak

Verse 1

I'm finding myself at a loss for words
And the funny thing is it's okay
The last thing I need is to be heard
But to hear what You would say

Chorus

Word of God speak
Would You pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see Your majesty
To be still and know
That You're in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness
(Word of God speak)

Verse 2

I'm finding myself in the midst of You
Beyond the music beyond the noise
All that I need is to be with You
And in the quiet hear Your voice

Ending

I'm finding myself at a loss for words
And the funny thing is it's okay

CCLI Song # 3912788            CCLI License # 911208

 

“Thirsty in the Land of Plenty”

Pastor Jonathan Hendrickson

 11 Hear this! The days are coming—
this is the declaration of the Lord God—
when I will send a famine through the land:
not a famine of bread or a thirst for water,
but of hearing the words of the Lord.
12 People will stagger from sea to sea
and roam from north to east,
seeking the word of the Lord,
but they will not find it.
13 In that day the beautiful young women,
the young men also, will faint from thirst.

Amos 8: 11-13 HCSB

 

Samuel Taylor Coleridge penned these well-known words in his epic poem “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”: “Water, water everywhere, And all the boards did shrink, Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.”  This is the plight of a stranded sailor amid an unforgiving sea.  The sun beats down enough to shrink the boards of his water-bound vessel, and he finds himself thirsty because the liquid surrounding him on all sides is not potable.

We understand the sailor’s plight in Coleridge’s poem.  It is a cruel but necessary fact that he is thirsty in a land of plenty.  He cannot survive if he drinks the salty sea water surrounding him.  But what if that sailor were sailing upon a freshwater lake instead and he claimed “Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink,” what would we say to him then?  Wouldn’t we think him crazy for remaining thirsty and parched when there was plenty of drinkable water all around him?  Any cruelty of his situation would be self-imposed, and we might wonder what was wrong with such a sailor.

 

As we continue our sermon series in the minor prophets today, we turn to the prophet Amos.  Amos, found himself in the Northern Kingdom of Israel, prophesying to a people who had plenty of wealth and prosperity but who were lacking in the most important of things: justice and righteousness; the source of which is God.  Their lack was their own fault, and eventually, as we will see in our text, God gave them the desires of their heart, and they became truly thirsty in a land of plenty.

 

That same presence of God is available to us today.  His Word is made abundant to us, and our current circumstances have made this even more the case.  The social distancing parameters put in place in 2020 have created opportunities for us to use technology to share His Word in new and exciting ways.  From livestreaming services over the internet, Zoom-enabled small groups, the Bible on our smart phones, podcast recordings, and so much more, we are now able to communicate the truths of Scripture to virtually anyone, anywhere. 

 

And yet, as numerous as these opportunities to interact with God and His Word are, so also are the number of distractions available to us.  The political news of our day, the virus, the great divisions in our country, and the enormous amount of entertainment options at our fingertips all serve to keep us from realizing that what we really need is right under our noses.  If we are not careful we will become a people like those of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, and like the parched, lake-bound sailor.  I believe Amos can help us avoid being thirsty in the land of plenty.

Abundance of the unnecessary can hide thirst for the necessary

Israel had plenty – Amos 3.15, Amos 4.1, 4-5, Amos 5.11, Amos 6.4-6

When they were told that they had need for something greater they did not listen

  • Don’t prophesy to us – Amos 2.11-12, Amos 7.10-15

  • Refusal to repent – Amos 4.6-11 MSG

Thirst for the necessary can only hide for so long

 

The Northern Kingdom of Israel tried to pretend they did not need God

  • His Power – Amos 4.13a

  • His Knowledge – Amos 4.13b

  • His Goodness – Amos 4.13c

God would bring judgment

  • Amos 8.11-13

  • Amos 8.11-13 Msg

When what is necessary is in abundance thirst can be satisfied

Amos 5.21-24

  • Justice

  • Righteousness

Foundational characteristics of God’s Kingdom – Ps. 89.14

Hope for restoration -- Amos 9.11-12

Jesus is the Word which fills

  • Matt. 5.6

  • John 1.14

  • John 4.14

Invitation

Breathe

Verse

This is the air I breathe
This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence living in me
This is my daily bread
This is my daily bread
Your very word spoken to me

Chorus

And I I'm desperate for You
And I I'm lost without You

Ending

This is the air I breathe
This is the air I breathe

CCLI Song # 1874117       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:

https://www.facebook.com/rosbcdurhamnc/videos/sunday-morning-worship-may-17-2020/863398560793826

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, from your car in the parking lot on FM 90.1 or at home on Facebook Live

at 10:00 am 


 

Wednesday
Rose of Sharon continues to provide Facebook Live Bible Study each Wednesday at 6:30 pm. 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 Summer of 2020 and as soon as we are able to share what's in our future plans for this fall, we will let you know.

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4109 Guess Road
Durham, NC 27712

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