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MATT. 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Jesus wants you to become a disciple. There are four
things you need to know to become a disciple or lead someone to commit to Jesus.


                1. GOD LOVES YOU
ROM. 5:8  "God demonstrated His love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died
for  us."
God loves you and wants you to GO TO HEAVEN.  The proof of God's love is found in giving Jesus to die for our sins.
JOHN 10:10 " I have some that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
Jesus says I did not come to keep you from joy. I have come to give you joy.


                2. YOU HAVE A SIN PROBLEM
ROM.3:23 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." What is sin? Sin is doing anything
contrary to what God wants us to do. It is breaking His commandments. "All have sinned" means you have sinned; I have sinned. There is no exception. Sin separates us from God. Sin brings spiritual death. Sin brings condemnation and eternal judgment in hell. It  is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven.
God loves you but He is just and will punish for sin.
JAMES 2:13 "For judgment is without mercy."  Then we have a dilemma. How can a sinful person enter  Heaven, when God allows no sin?


           3. JESUS IS THE SOLUTION
ROM.6:23 " For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Because of our sin we deserve death and hell, but because God loves us He sent Jesus to forgive us of our sin. Whenever we break mans laws, we pay. Whenever you break God's laws, you pay Jesus has already paid our sin penalty.
JOHN 14:6  "Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Jesus does not say I am one way: He is the only way.


            4. YOU NEED TO ASK JESUS TO SAVE YOU
ROM.10:9 " If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, believe in your heart that God has raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved." If you have not invited Jesus into your heart to be your Savior, you need to do it today. God wants you to be saved. Salvation is available to you, but you must receive it. Pray to Jesus right now and ask Him to forgive you of your sins and become your Savior. Pray the sinner's prayer.
ROM. 10:13 "Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."


                5. ASSURANCE OF SALVATION
Once you're saved you're always saved. The Bible teaches the doctrine of the security of the believer.
I JOHN  5:13 "These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God."
JOHN 10:28 " And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish: neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand."
REV.3:20 " Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him and he will be with Me.
PHIL.1:6 " Being confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ."
I JOHN 2:19 " They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us."

 

After a person has been saved, he will want to be obedient to Christ by being baptized. Baptism and the Lord's Supper are two symbolic ordinances in a Southern Baptist church.


BAPTISM


1. WHY BE BAPTIZED? We should be baptized to follow Jesus' example. MARK 1:9 "Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan." In Christ's baptism He identified with us. In our baptism we identify with Him. We should be baptized because Jesus commanded us to be baptized. MATT. 28:19 " Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Baptism is a matter of obedience. The first act of obedience. We should be baptized because it demonstrates you are really a Christian. ACTS 18:8 "Many...hearing, believed and were baptized."


2. THE MEANING OF BAPTISM ROM.6:4 "Therefore, we are buried with Him in baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so should we also walk in the newness of life." Baptism illustrates Christ death, burial and resurrection. It is not a sacrament It is symbolic.


3. THE METHOD OF BAPTISM The word baptism in the Greek is baptizo which literally means to immerse or to dip. The word itself describes baptism by immersion. ACTS 8:38-39 " So he commanded the chariot to stand still and both Phillip and the eunuch went down into the water and he baptized him. Now when he came up out of the water..." Jesus was immersed MATT.3:16 "Then Jesus, when H e had been baptized, came up immediately out of the water."


4. WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED? ACTS 2:41 "Those who believe in His word, were baptized." ACTS 8:13 "Simon himself believed and he was baptized" Every person who has trusted Christ as Savior needs to be baptized. Have you been baptized as a believer by immersion?


CHURCH MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

The Bible speaks of the church universal and the local church. The universal church refers to all believers of every age and is mentioned only four times in the Bible. All other times the word church refers to the local church named in the Bible.


1. SALVATION BY FAITH IN CHRIST ACTS 2:41,47 "Then those who gladly received the word, were baptized, and that day about three thousand souls were added to them… praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved." Receive, the word, means believe. When they were baptized, they were added to the church, the called out ones.


2. BELIEVERS BAPTISM BY IMMERSION MATT.28:19"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them." Baptism is the first act of obedience and identification with Christ. All church members meet these two requirements for membership though they may be called transfer of letter, by statement or profession of faith.


CHURCH MEMBERSHIP – RESPONSIBILITIES


1. ATTEND WORSHIP SERVICES FAITHFULLY

HEB.10:24-25 "In order to stir up love and good works, do not forsake the assembling of yourselves together." God instructs believers to attend church. Get involved in the full life of the church and you will be blessed the most.


2. COMMIT TO HABITS THAT LEAD TO SPIRITUAL GROWTH

HEB.6:1 "Therefore leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ. Let us go on to maturity." Grow by spending time in prayer and Bible study. Our church goal is to disciple you. COL.1:28 "Jesus we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man mature in Christ Jesus." Make a commitment to intentional spiritual growth.


3. JOIN A SMALL GROUP IN THE CHURCH

ACTS 2:42,46-47 "And they continued steadfastly in the apostles teaching, and fellowship in the breaking of bread and prayers. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking of bread from house to house. Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved." They met in the temple as a large group then broke up into small groups and met in homes. We are committed to growing larger in worship and small in Bible study classes.


4. FIND A PLACE TO SERVE IN A CHRUCH MINISTRY

1 PETER 4:10 "As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another." God has given you a spiritual gift to build up the body. God expects you to use it in service. We need you to be serving in the church.


5. REACH OUT TO THE LOST

LUKE 14:23 "Go out into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled." God expects you to be a soul winner. Commit to the habit of talking to people about inviting Christ to come into their lives. Share the Roman road: (Rom.5:8, Rom.3:23, Rom.10:9, Rom.10:13). Most of the people come to a particular church because a friend or family member invited them.


6. GIVE A REGULAR TITHE

Mal.3:10 "Bring all the tithe into the storehouse. That there may be food in My house." We believe in storehouse tithing. Bring all the tithe to the church. 1 COR.16:2 "On the first day of the week, let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper." Give on Sunday. Give proportionately to what God blesses you. Give ten percent as a minimum.


7. GUARD THE UNITY OF THE CHURCH

EPH 4:3 "Work to keep the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace." God expects you to be a part of the peace-keeping force at the church. 1 COR.3:1-3 "Division, strife and fussing is a sign of spiritual immaturity and walking in the flesh. 1 TIM.6:4-5 "He is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which comes envy, strife, malicious talk, and evil suspicions, useless wrangling of men of corrupt minds and destitute of truth, who supposed that godliness means gain, from such withdraw thyself." 1 TIM.3:5 Warns of those "having a form of godliness but denying the power, and from such people turn away." 2 THES. 3:6 "We command you, brethren in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. That you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the teaching you receive from us. V.14" Do not keep company with him, that he might be ashamed." MATT.18:15-17 "Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector."


Church History

On Sunday, June 11, 2000, at 11:00am a group of 108 people from Green Hill Baptist Church met at Mt. Juliet High School. Introductions and welcomes were given by Bill Patton and Bob Lanier. Brother Chuck Wright, a tent revival evangelist and former foreign missionary, was the speaker for the first service. A church, later to be known as Victory Baptist, was organized. With the Lord guiding, Bill Patton was soon introduced to Chuck Groover, a part-time pastor who was teaching at the Mt. Juliet Ninth Grade Annex. During the ensuing weeks, meetings were held regarding the planning and direction of the new church. Brother Groover was asked to speak on June 18, and along with other speakers, he filled the pulpit the next few weeks. The first prayer meeting was held on Wednesday, June 21, with Brother Groover conducting the service.

 

Hugh Mason volunteered to direct the music and the first choir sang on June 25. There were over 200 attending that service. A potluck meal followed and it was decided then that the church would be called Victory Baptist. Jim Hood was appointed interim moderator, J.B. Copeland interim treasurer, and Debbie Knight interim clerk. Jim Hood, Bob Lanier, and Bill Patton were named trustees. On Sunday, July 2, 2000, the first church bulletin was given to the congregation. Jimmy Furr brought the message and the first offering was $22,052.27. Attendance was 176. Sunday School began on July 9, 2000 under the direction of Alan Hayes. Attendance was 138. The congregation was thankful for a large building in which to meet, even though there was moving from room to room from time to time.

 

A youth program was started in late July by Bob Lanier and Robert and Jennie Allen. Charter membership enrollment began on Sunday, July 30, 2000, and continued through November 26 when the church was chartered. Ninety-eight people joined Victory on the first Sunday. At the end of November there were 313 charter members.

 

Brother Groover began preaching on a regular basis in August. By August 20 attendance was over 300 with 220 in Sunday School. The offerings were averaging $10,000 per week. On Sunday evening, August 20, Brother Groover shared his testimony and was unanimously called to be interim pastor by a vote of 106 to 0.

 

On September 10 a picnic was held at Cedar Creek recreation center. Approximately 200 attended and the first baptismal service was held later in the afternoon. Those baptized were Katie Hood, Kalyn Lanier, Jennie Allen, and Donna Copeland.

 

The Lord continued to lead and charter membership had climbed to 187 by the end of September. On Sunday afternoon, October 8, a second baptism was held at Cedar Creek. Those baptized by Brother Chuck were Chelsey Rodman, Duane Garrett, Glenn Carson, Blake Jenkins, and Allyson Hayes. The occasion was memorable because it was so cold. At the end of October there were 243 members.

 

On Sunday, November 12, Brother Chuck was called as full-time pastor. The Constitution and By-Laws were adopted at that time. The total membership by December was 318.

 

On February 18, 2001 the church voted to purchase 30.7 acres on Tate Lane from Mrs. Katherine Freeman for the future home of Victory Baptist Church. The purchase price was $552,600. On Sunday, March 4, 2001, $105,000 was given for the purchase of the property. Final payment was made during 2001. At the end of this year membership was 432.

 

June 10, 2001 marked the first anniversary of Victory Baptist Church. A time of fellowship after the evening worship service was held in the school cafeteria.

 

The first Vacation Bible School was held June 25-29 for children kindergarten through sixth grade. The first church directory was published in 2001.

 

The first tent revival was held at the Tate Lane property September 30 through October 3, 2001.

 

The architect chosen to do plans for the new building was the firm of Kaatz, Binkley, Jones and Morris, Inc. of Mt. Juliet. The Building Committee was elected on May 5, 2002. Members were Troy Clairday, Dulane Garner, Jim Malone, Craig Mulliniks, Wayne Oakley, Patsy Smith, and Danny Stewart. On Sunday evening, December 15, 2002, the committee presented the master plan and phase one of the planned church home on Tate Lane.

 

Church membership at the end of 2002 was 454.

 

A meeting was held in February 2003 to vote on recommendations by the various committees for the building program. Solomon Builders was chosen as the contractor. Financing was provided by Wilson Bank and Trust.

 

On May 18, 2003 a groundbreaking service was held. This event was celebrated with over 400 in attendance for the morning worship service. Excavation for the building began in August. By the end of 2003 church membership had grown to 493.

 

Children's church was started in March 2004. Work continued on the new building during 2004.

 

On June 30 the steeple was placed on the building.

 

Final preparation was progressing on time and the move-in date was set for November 7, 2004. Members met at Mt. Juliet High School for a short farewell service on that date and traveled to the new facil10 ity on Tate Lane. The first service began at 10:15am. Four people were baptized that day and eleven made decisions. Attendance for the service was 770. Afterward, lunch was enjoyed by most attending. Open house was held on November 27 and on the 28th the building dedication day was celebrated. At the end of December total membership had increased to 578. By the end of 2005 membership increased to 718 and by December 2006 membership was 831.

 

During 2006 Don Dixon was called as associate pastor, education/administration. In 2007 Jeremy McCrory was to fill the position of minister, youth/missions. Andrew Coleman came as education intern. In 2007 construction was begun on a pavilion. By the end of the year membership had grown to 856. On Sunday, March 2, 2008, Victory started an additional worship service at 8:00am. Also in 2008 Jim Murray was called as part-time minister of music.

 

Brother Groover was elected president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention Board for 2008-2009. At the end of 2008 church membership had reached 950 and as of December 2009, it had reached 996. In 2010 Andrew Coleman became a full-time staff member as associate pastor/children and pastoral ministries. Also, Jim Murray's position was changed to include work with senior adults in addition to his music responsibilities.

 

The present membership of Victory Baptist Church is 1035.


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