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

2 Peter 2:1 - "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction." About ten years ago a co-worker of mine gave me a recorded sermon delivered by a pastor of a church in downtown Indianapolis. The preacher's text was Exodus 32, which speaks of how the people of Israel made and worshipped a molten calf, while Moses was on Mt. Sinai. The choice of texts was a good one, but his application was ridiculous. He likened the molten calf to oil and preached against America's "dependence" on fossil fuels. This is the kind of nonsense which has been preached in liberal churches for decades. They preach on topics found nowhere in the Bible, while rejecting the plain teachings of scripture (i.e. Jesus being the only Saviour of the world). While this is disheartening, it is not surprising, as the Bible predicted it. Beware of false teachers!
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?
Shepardsville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 68, Shepardsville, IN. 47880 - (765) 832-8259