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.

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In Christ,
Pastor Potter

Monday's Mini-Messages

EXECUTIVE ORDER! Jonah 3:7-10 - "And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying…let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way..." This passage references a decree put forth by the King of Nineveh, which resulted in God withholding His judgment upon this city. Oh that God would give America a leader who would put forth this type of executive order. A leader who would reject political correctness and pluralism in favor of the truths of scripture. This may do more to fix America's ills than the passing of 10,000 laws.
Romans 13:11 - "And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep..." The Great Awakening is considered to be one of the greatest spiritual revivals to ever occur. Ben Franklin commented on its effects, "It seem'd as if all the world were growing religious, so that one could not walk thro' the town in an evening without hearing pslams sung in different families of every street." One of the preachers God greatly used during this time was Jonathan Edwards and during his famous sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," he made the following statements: "The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you and is dreadfully provoked...You hang by a slender thread, with the flames of divine wrath flashing about it and ready every moment to singe it and burn it asunder." These comments remind me of a another sermon preached by a man of God in Nineveh which sparked a national revival: Jonah cried out, "Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown" Jonah 3:4. This type of preaching would be harshly criticized by today's popular Christianity, which may also be why we see no signs of significant revival. Dr. Clinton Branine, teacher at Indiana Baptist College in Greenwood, Indiana, once recounted an experience he had while pastoring Suburban Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana decades ago. During a week of special meetings a visiting preacher was speaking nightly. After a couple of services, some of the men in the church came to Dr. Branine and suggested he ask the preacher to leave. The men felt the preacher was too harsh. However, Dr. Branine asked the men if the preacher had said anything that was doctrinally incorrect. The men admitted that the preacher had not. So, the meetings went on as scheduled. By the end of the week, God was working in a mighty way. The meeting went on for 3 weeks and dozens of people were saved. This would never have happened had the meetings been stopped because some felt the preaching was too rough. I know the larger part of Christians today think we need more positive sermons, which make people feel better about themselves. Christians want to be comforted, coddled and told how special they are. However, I contend this is not the kind of preaching America needs. George Whitfield commented about what he thought the early American colonies needed: "The Christian world is in a deep sleep! Nothing but a loud voice can awaken them out of it." Perhaps, that is what America needs today. It is high time for us to awake out of our spiritual sleep.
Romans 10:3 - "For they (Israel) being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God." For twenty years I have witnessed God fearing saints called Pharisees because of their desire to obey Christ in all matters (not as a means of salvation, but as a result of salvation). However, the chief error of the Pharisees was not their desire to obey Christ, but their rejection of Him as the Son of God. They also prided themselves on their own self-righteousness, rather than repenting of their sins and trusting in the finished work of Jesus Christ for their salvation. In contrast to this, Bible believing Christians whole heartedly receive Christ as the Son of God and Saviour of the World. Likewise, they have no confidence in the flesh and trust exclusively in Christ for their salvation. The world is getting a glimpse of who the true Pharisees are today by witnessing the actions of many fundamental Muslims. They reject Jesus Christ as the Son of God and are attempting to secure their own righteousness through their good deeds. Have you rejected Christ as the lone Saviour of the world? Are you trusting in your own righteousness, or have you submitted yourself to the Righteousness of Christ?
Shepardsville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 68, Shepardsville, IN. 47880 - (765) 832-8259