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

Jeremiah 38:3 - "Thus saith the LORD, This city shall surely be given into the hand of the king of Babylon's army, which shall take it." Jeremiah delivered, what was perceived to be, a negative message to the people of Israel. He told them if they did not leave the city and surrender to the Babylonians they would die. His warning was not heeded. The false prophets rejected Jeremiah's message from the Lord and ensured the people everything would be okay, and they made Jeremiah look like the bad guy. As a result of their unbelief they died just as God had said. Likewise, many today deny the message of God and His messengers. God has clearly told us in the Bible that we are all sinners and if we do not repent of our sin and trust in Jesus Christ to save us, we will be separated from Him forever in the lake of fire. While this might be perceived as negative by some. In reality, it is a message of warning and compassion. God warns us of impending judgment and provides a means of escape. However, we must come to Him on His terms. If you have not already done so, Trust Jesus Christ and escape coming judgment.
YES MEN! 2 Chronicles 8:7 - "There is yet one man, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he never prophesied good unto me, but always evil..." Like in this text, it is common for some leaders to surround themselves with people who will always support their ideas and never be resistant to them. However, this can be dangerous. When this kind of leader proposes a plan with serious flaws in it, there is no one to offer an opposing voice. Therefore, the plan is implemented and everyone is hurt in the end. Likewise, many people fall into a similar snare in their own personal lives. They surround themselves with people who will always sympathize with them and never dare judge any of their actions or words. But then when a person like this behaves in a harmful manner, whether it be emotionally, financially or spiritually harmful, there is no one to object and try to help them change. A good friend is not a "yes man," but one who will truly look out for your best interest, and sometimes that includes telling you to quit being stupid!
John 8:5 - "Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such (adulterers) should be stoned: but what sayest thou?" Someone asked me yesterday if I had a favorite message that was preached by my home pastor, Pastor Bill Hendricks. I told them of a message he preached from John chapter 8 over 18 years ago. He explained in his message that each of us, like the woman taken in adultery, are condemned by the law and deserve to die spiritually. However, as illustrated by this account, Jesus would rather extend mercy to us than judgment. However, before we can be the recipients of God's mercy we must come face to face with our sin and repent of it. Very few words should thrill the heart of the sinner more than Jesus' words in verse 11, "Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more."
Shepardsville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 68, Shepardsville, IN. 47880 - (765) 832-8259