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

January 24, 2021 -10:00 AM

 

January Memory Verse

“And of some have compassion, making a difference;”

Jude 22 KJV

Welcome         Pastoral Prayer     Memory Verse

Kid’s Talk             Children's Pastor Blake Flinchum

Praise & Worship       Pastor Jonathan Hendrickson

Good Grace

Verse 1

People come together
Strange as neighbors our blood is one
Children of generations
Of every nation of Kingdom come

Chorus

Don't let your heart be troubled
Hold your head up high don't fear no evil
Fix your eyes on this one truth
God is madly in love with you
Take courage hold on be strong
Remember where our help comes from

Verse 2

Jesus our redemption
Our salvation is in His blood
Jesus Light of heaven
Friend forever His Kingdom come

Bridge

Swing wide all you heavens
Let the praise go up as the walls come down
All creation everything with breath repeat the sound
All His children clean hands pure hearts
Good grace good God His Name is Jesus

CCLI Song # 7122177

 

King Of Kings

Verse 1

In the darkness we were waiting
Without hope without light
Till from Heaven You came running
There was mercy in Your eyes

To fulfil the law and prophets
To a virgin came the Word
From a throne of endless glory
To a cradle in the dirt

Chorus

Praise the Father
Praise the Son
Praise the Spirit three in one
God of Glory
Majesty
Praise forever to the King of Kings

Verse 2

To reveal the kingdom coming
And to reconcile the lost
To redeem the whole creation
You did not despise the cross

For even in Your suffering
You saw to the other side
Knowing this was our salvation
Jesus for our sake You died

Verse 3

And the morning that You rose
All of heaven held its breath
Till that stone was moved for good
For the Lamb had conquered death

And the dead rose from their tombs
And the angels stood in awe
For the souls of all who'd come
To the Father are restored

Verse 4

And the Church of Christ was born
Then the Spirit lit the flame
Now this Gospel truth of old
Shall not kneel shall not faint

By His blood and in His Name
In His freedom I am free
For the love of Jesus Christ
Who has resurrected me

CCLI Song # 7127647

 

 

It Is Well

Verse 1

Grander earth has quaked before
Moved by the sound of His voice
Seas that are shaken and stirred
Can be calmed and broken for my regard

Chorus

Through it all through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all through it all
It is well
Through it all through it all
My eyes are on You
And it is well with me

Verse 2

Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can't see
And this mountain that's in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea

Bridge

So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name

Ending

It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well it is well with my soul

CCLI Song # 7021972        CCLI License # 911208

 

 

“Making a Difference

Senior Pastor Rev. Jeff McCarthy

 

 22 And on some have compassion, making a distinction; 

23 but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.

Jude 22-23 NKJV

Intro: As 2021 begins, many people (including your pastor) are looking forward to the day we can reengage with one another, can worship face to face without a mask, and can gather for events and fellowship. We are not sure exactly when they day will come, but we are waiting expectantly for that day. When it happens, we want to be ready to make a difference.

 

What is true for our church, will be true for our community as well. People will be able to return to work, school, gyms, sporting events, concerts, and other activities that they have not participated in for weeks. We will be given many opportunities to make a difference in the community too.

 

As we begin to reopen, there will be some who will be reluctant to reengage. They may be hesitant to go to movies, restaurants, and other social events. For a lot of people, once they have disengaged it is hard to reengage.

 

What is true for the community is also true for our church community. A lot of Christians will have a hard time reengaging when the church reopens. There are many reasons for this, which can include doubt, disappointment, sin, and even just a different routine or comfort zone.

 

The feelings of being disconnected from the church and each other may seem too hard to overcome. At the same time, for many in the church, there may be a sense of spiritual pride or judgementalism that can keep some people away. Whatever the reason, we need to be patient with each other as we regather.

 

The Book of Jude is a short letter written to an unnamed church by the half-brother of Jesus, who became a believer after Jesus rose from the dead. This church is facing persecution and false teachers. A lot of believers have disengaged. Jude is encouraging the true believers to make a difference in the lives of those believers who are struggling.

 

In verse 22(KJV), he exhorts: “And of some have compassion, making a difference.” The NLT translation states: “And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering.” The NIV says: “Be merciful to those who doubt.”

 

The pandemic has been difficult for so many people, and even to Christians. We cannot expect people to return like nothing has happened. We must be patient with people, especially those who are struggling with doubt whose faith is wavering. We need to show compassion and mercy.

 

It is my prayer, as we start the new year that we will be a church family that makes a difference this year in our congregation and community. Let us be known for our compassion and mercy. Let us also be known as a safe place you can return even if you are struggling with doubt. Today’s message is entitled “Making a Difference.”

 

  1.  We Can Make a Difference when We have Compassion on Those Whose Faith is Wavering (22)

 

            Vs 22 KJV; NKJV; NLT; NIV

 

            Jude 3 NKJV; NLT

 

            Jude 4 NLT

 

            Jude 17-19 NLT

 

            Eph. 4:2 NLT

 

            1 Peter 3:15-16 NLT

 

 

  2.  We Can Make a Difference when We Urgently Try to Rescue Those Who Have Fallen Away (23)

 

             Vs 23 NKJV; NLT

 

             Luke 19:10 NLT

 

             James 5:19-20 NKJV; NLT

 

 

  3.We can Make a Difference when We Show Mercy to Those Who Have Fallen into Sin (23)

 

             Vs. 23 NKJV; NLT; The Message

 

            Gal. 6:1-3 NLT

  

Invitation

It Is Well

Verse 1

Grander earth has quaked before
Moved by the sound of His voice
Seas that are shaken and stirred
Can be calmed and broken for my regard

Chorus

Through it all through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all through it all
It is well
Through it all through it all
My eyes are on You
And it is well with me

Verse 2

Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can't see
And this mountain that's in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea

Bridge

So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name

Ending

It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well it is well with my soul

CCLI Song # 7021972        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, or at home on Facebook Live

at 10:00 am
 

Wednesday
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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