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 Samuel 17:28-29 - "...and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither?...I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart...And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?" When David stood up for God and His people and volunteered to fight Goliath, his brother accused him of being motivated by pride. However, it was not pride that motivated David, but a zeal for God. Likewise, many believers today are accused of being motivated by pride when they are simply trying to stand up for God and His truth. Be careful about mistaking someone's zeal for pride.
Jeremiah 17:9 - "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked..." My dad once told me the advent of the birth control pill helped to ignite the sexual revolution. Until reliable birth control methods were available, people who engaged in sexual relationships outside of marriage, risked becoming pregnant. Because the bible still shaped the thinking of multitudes of Americans, this possible "side effect," and the fear of getting caught, was a deterrent to these immoral unions. However, when this risk was negated, and the consequences were minimized, a sexual frenzy ensued. This does not, as some have supposed, make birth control evil or make it to blame for rampant immorality. Instead, it is the heart of man that is to blame. Reliable birth control has simply allowed man to more freely fulfill the desires of his depraved heart. Matthew 15:19-20 - "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man..."
What would you do if you discovered you held a belief, or behaved in a way, which was contrary to the scriptures? For example it was demonstrated that salvation cannot be obtained by any other means than faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 4), or you were shown the proper roles of men and women within the home (Eph. 5:21-31), or were taught that sex outside of heterosexual marriage is immoral (Heb. 13:4), or it was revealed that women are forbidden to hold the office of a pastor, 1 Tim. 2:9-15. Would you criticize the one who brought it to your attention and attempt to justify your unbiblical position, or would you conform your beliefs and behaviors to the Bible? We would all be wise to confirm our thinking to the bible. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 - "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."
Shepardsville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 68, Shepardsville, IN. 47880 - (765) 832-8259