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

Esther 4:14 - "...who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" The book of Esther is one of only two books in the Bible which does not reference any of the names for God. Nor does the book reference prayer. However, multiple times it mentions a gentile king, the superstitions of the heathen and pagan practices. God's people (Israel) are living defeated lives and scattered throughout the Persian empire. The early chapters describe the acts of a carnal king, a rebellious queen and an esteemed gentile prince. Hardly the things you would expect in a world where God is in charge. On the surface, it appears as though God is dead, sin is supreme and all hope is lost for God's people. However, as you watch the events of the book unfold, it becomes clear that God was providentially working behind the scenes to bring about a deliverance for his people, even before there was a need. Likewise, before God created the world, He formulated a plan to deliver us from our sin. 1 Peter 1:19-20 - "Christ,...Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world..."
Your best life LATER!. Hebrews 11:13 - "These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth." Notice those in the "Hall of faith" did not choose to enjoy all that this world had to offer. Instead, they viewed themselves as pilgrims on earth and denied themselves worldly pleasures, sacrificed for the cause of Christ, and served the Lord in hopes of a better existence in heaven. Will we choose to selfishly enjoy the sinful pleasures of this life and forfeit rewards in the next life, or will we forego the things of this live and reap eternal rewards?
Ephesians 4:22-24 - "...put off concerning the former conversation (conduct) the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts...And that ye put on the new man." It is not uncommon for someone to assume a particular behavior is okay, because it comes natural. For instance, the book "Looking out for Number One" asserts that because selfishness is a universal trait of mankind, there is nothing wrong with it. Likewise, many advocates of homosexuality content that because some people are born with an attraction for those of the same sex, it must be morally okay. But this type of logic fails to understand man's natural condition; man is born a sinner and has many natural sinful inclinations. Many men find it normal to want to cheat on their wives, many children find it natural to disobey their parents, and many woman find it common to want to gossip about other women they do not like. But none of these behaviors are morally right. Therefore, we do not determine right and wrong by what comes natural or by what we consider normal, instead , we determine it by what is found in God's revelation to man (the Bible). Once we determine what is right and wrong, we restrain the "old man" and "put on the new man."
Shepardsville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 68, Shepardsville, IN. 47880 - (765) 832-8259