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

Proverbs 12:16 - "A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame." Like the verse used in last week's "Mini-Message," this passage is also very relevant to those who use social media sites. It draws a comparison between a foolish man and a prudent man. The fool cannot help but vent, rage and express himself when he is angry. However, the prudent man is careful to avoid the shame that comes from such rash behaviors. So, be careful about expressing yourself when you are angry, whether in person or on social media sites.
Proverbs 29:11 "A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards." The book of Proverbs is the most practical book in the Bible, and it is extremely relevant to those who use social media sites. For instance the verse above contrasts the fool and the wise man. A fool "uttereth all his mind." In other words, he says what is one his mind with little, or no, restraint and does not consider the consequences of his words. However, a wise man realizes that saying (or posting) every thought he has, may not be the best course of action. So, another way of expressing the sentiment of this verse is: "Think before you speak (or post)."
Revelation 12:13 - "And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child." The other passages in Revelation 12 explain the identity of the dragon and the woman. The dragon is Satan and the woman is the nation of Israel. While most of the chapter is speaking of events yet to happen in the future, the Jews have always been a hated people. Egypt tired to destroy them as recorded in the book of Exodus. Persia tried to wipe them out as recorded in the book of Esther. Herod, a Roman Emperor, attempted to kill all of their children as recorded in the book of Matthew. And in more recent times Germany tried to exterminate them and the Palestinians, and many Arabs, are determined to "drive them into the sea." Even the progressives of America are prone to side against Israel, though many times secretly. The hatred towards Israel would be difficult to comprehend outside of a knowledge of the Bible. The battle against Israel is a spiritual one. Satan attempted to destroy Israel before the birth of Christ in order to prevent His coming and while his plots did not succeed, he continues to hate Israel because she is God's chosen people of the Old Testament. Again, we see exactly what we would expect to see in the world if the Bible were God's Word and true.
Shepardsville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 68, Shepardsville, IN. 47880 - (765) 832-8259