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 will be at 5:30 pm on our campus -- Outdoors!

S. N. O. W. September 27, 2020

Our 141st Anniversary is October 4th - Worship Indoors at 10 am 

Please read our FAQs on the Upcoming Events page.

Sunday Night Outdoor Worship Service 

September 27, 2020  - -  5:30 PM





September Memory Verse

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me: You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.”

Psalm 138:7 NKJV

Welcome         Pastoral Prayer     Memory Verse

Kid’s Talk                            Pastor Blake Flinchum

Praise & Worship       Pastor Jonathan Hendrickson


Verse 1

There's got to be more
Than going back and forth
From doing right to doing wrong
'Cause we were taught that's who we are
Come on get in line right behind me
You along with everybody
Thinking there's worth in what you do


Then like a hero who takes the stage when
We're on the edge of our seats saying it's too late
Let me introduce you to amazing grace


No matter the bumps no matter the bruises
No matter the scars still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless
No matter the hurt or how deep the wound is
No matter the pain still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless

Verse 2

Could it possibly be
That we simply can't believe
That this unconditional
Kind of love would be enough
To take a filthy wretch like this
And wrap him up in righteousness
But that's exactly what He did


Take a breath smile and say
Right here right now I'm ok because
The cross was enough

CCLI Song # 7020472



His Mercy Is More

Verse 1

What love could remember no wrongs we have done
Omniscient all knowing He counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many His mercy is more

Verse 2

What patience would wait as we constantly roam
What Father so tender is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest the vilest the poor
Our sins they are many His mercy is more

Verse 3

What riches of kindness He lavished on us
His blood was the payment His life was the cost
We stood 'neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins they are many His mercy is more


Praise the Lord His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness new every morn
Our sins they are many His mercy is more

CCLI Song # 7065053



Verse 1

Seems like all I could see was the struggle
Haunted by ghosts that lived in my past
Bound up in shackles of all my failures
Wond'ring how long is this gonna last
Then You look at this pris'ner and say to me
Son stop fighting a fight that's already been won


I am redeemed You set me free
So I'll shake off these heavy chains
And wipe away ev'ry stain
Now ('Cause) I'm not who I used to be
(I am redeemed)

Verse 2

All my life I have been called unworthy
Named by the voice of my shame and regret
But when I hear You whisper child lift up your head
I remember O God You're not done with me yet


Because I don't have to be the old man inside of me
'Cause his day is long dead and gone
Because I've got a new name a new life
I'm not the same and a hope that will carry me home


O God I'm not who I used to be
Jesus I'm not who I used to be
I am redeemed
Thank God redeemed

CCLI Song # 6219086





"The Second Chance or Renewal and Restoration"

Senior Pastor Rev. Jeff McCarthy


51     10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You.


16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise.


Psalms 51: 10 – 13; 16 – 17 NKJV

Intro: Psalm 51 is a great psalm of personal repentance and confession. It is also a great psalm of personal renewal and restoration. The first part of the psalm deals with the first steps of a personal revival that begins with repentance and confession. Repentance and confession provide a clean slate. Once the slate is clean, what is next?


The second part of Psalm 51 provides the answer to that question. Once David repented and confessed, he placed his sins in God’s hands. These sins are in the past and have been erased, now what? Now he needs a second chance to live a godly life. This comes by way of renewal and restoration.


David turned to God to be renewed and restored. This renewal includes a “clean heart” and a “right spirit.” He also asks God to restore “the joy of Your salvation” and asks to be used by Him to “teach transgressors Your ways.” David also realizes the sacrifices that God desires “are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart.”


Today we will look at the second part of Psalm 51 and at this second chance God provides for us: “The Second Chance of Renewal and Restoration.”


1.  For a Second Chance, We Turn to God for Renewal (10; 16-17)


          It is Inner Renewal “Create in me a clean heart”

          It is Spiritual Renewal “Renew a steadfast spirit within me”


          It leads to True Worship “You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it… the sacrifices              of God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart”


           Psalms 51:16-17 The Message

           Romans 12: 1-2 NIV



2.  For a Second Chance, We Turn to God for Restoration (11-13)


            He Restores Our Fellowship “Do not cast me away from Your presence”

            He Restores Our Joy “Restore to me the joy of your salvation”

            He Restores Our Influence “the I will teach transgressors Your ways”

            He Restores Our Witness “sinners will be converted to You.”


            Rev. 2:4-5 NKJV




Verse 1

I will kneel in the dust at the foot of the cross
Where mercy paid for me
Where the wrath I deserve it is gone it has passed
Your blood has hidden me

Chorus 1

Mercy mercy as endless as the sea
I'll sing Your hallelujah for all eternity

Verse 2

We will lift up the cup and the bread we will break
Remembering Your love
We were fallen from grace but You took all our shame
And nailed it to a cross

Chorus 2

May I never lose the wonder
O the wonder of Your mercy
May I sing Your hallelujah hallelujah


I will kneel in the dust at the foot of the cross
Where mercy paid for me

CCLI Song # 7000689  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 when we return to 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 Night Outdoor Worship, in the parking lot on 90.1 or on Facebook Live

Worship:  5:30 pm 


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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