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

Revelation 3:19 - "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent." Most everyone would agree we should love one another, but not everyone would agree as to what constitutes love. Some would define it by cultural norms. Others would define it be their own ideas and experiences. And yet others, would define it by the Bible; and the biblical definition of love is seeking the best interest of another. It is common for unbelievers to accuse Bible believing people of being unloving for pointing out that certain things are sinful. However, since the Bible teaches those who do not repent of their sins are doomed to endure the judgment of God, the only loving person is the one warning the sinner to turn from his sin and ask God to forgive him. Those who ignore someone's sinful behavior, or worse excuse it, are not seeking the individuals eternal best interest.
Romans 3:20 - "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin." God did not give the Old Testament law as a means of being justified (declared righteous) or saved. Instead, the law demonstrates man's sinfulness. Yet, nearly all religious institutions teach that a man earns a place in heaven by his good works. However, the truth is we must stop trusting in our own righteousness and appropriate the work of Christ to our lives by faith, if are ever to be given access into heaven. Romans 10:3 - "For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God."
o the Saints of God - Matthew 9:36 - "But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd." Matthew 24:12 - "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." There is a sense in which these two verses are connected. As the people of America move further and further away from the moral standards of the Bible, iniquity increases. As a result many of the saints become wary of constantly contending for the faith, and allow their love to grow cold. However, notice how Jesus responds when He looked out at the multitudes, who were undoubtedly engrossed in sin. Jesus is MOVED WITH COMPASSION! It is true most Americans have rejected the Bible as a standard for truth. It is true that most Americans have rejected that from of government that was founded by our forefathers. It is true that most Americans have no intention of repenting/turning back, but do not let this cause your heart to grow cold. Instead, see people as Jesus saw people. They are "as sheep having no shepherd." Be a shepherd and kindly and gently instruct them in the way they should go. Lead them to greener pastures and still waters.
Shepardsville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 68, Shepardsville, IN. 47880 - (765) 832-8259