Welcome to the web-site of Shepardsville Baptist Church. We are an Independent, Bible believing Baptist church. The sole purpose of our ministry is to glorify God. We believe this can be accomplished by winning sinners, discipling the saved, perfecting the saints and contending for the scriptures.

If you are looking for a church to attend, we invite you to visit any of our weekly services. If we can be a help to you in any other way, please feel free to contact us.

In Christ,
Pastor Potter

Monday's Mini-Messages

1 Corinthians 15:32 - "...if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die." It is common today for people to have a list of things they want to do before they die (i.e. bucket lists). Some conclude that because you only live once, you need to spend as much of your life as possible doing the things you enjoy. But how different would our conclusions be, if we consulted the Bible? How does it say we should spend our days upon the earth. Notice that 1 Corinthians 15:32 says if there is no resurrection (i.e. no heaven or hell), then we might as well eat, drink and be merry because this life is all that there is. However, the bible declares there is a resurrection, and that each of us will give an account to God for what we have done upon the earth. The saints will be judged to determine their degree of rewards in heaven, and their level of responsibility in heaven will be directly related to their service for the Lord on earth. The lost will also be judged to determine their degree of punishment in hell. So, rather than spending all of your time doing the things you enjoy, spend your life investing in eternity, so you can enjoy heaven to its fullest.
Since the Bible says, "Be ye kind one to another..." (Ephesians 4:32) and "...do good unto all men..." (Galatians 6:10), I would not want to minimize the positive aspects of smiling at people or performing other small acts of kindness. However, one of the greatest acts of love someone can demonstrate to another person is explaining to them the Gospel. The Gospel is defined in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 as, "Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:" May the saints of God proclaim the good news to a lost and dying world, and may the unsaved turn from their sin and trust Jesus Christ to save them!
Luke 16:22-24 - "...the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments...And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me..." Many people will listen intently when someone who is about to die talks about their regrets because they know the person has been put in a situation which has caused them to reflect upon what is truly important. However, a better measurement of what is most important would be listening to the regrets of a dead man. Because he is not just looking at things from an earthly perspective, but an eternal perspective. The biggest regret of the man in Luke 16 was that he had not done what was necessary to escape an eternity in a place which was absent of God's mercy. Make sure you have no regrets upon dying by repenting of your sin and trusting in the person and work of Jesus Christ for salvation.
Shepardsville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 68, Shepardsville, IN. 47880 - (765) 832-8259