Enjoying the Journey

1801-16 Enjoying the Journey Guest Articles Slide

Kurt Copeland has been a faithful youth pastor at the Franklin Road Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee for many years. God has used he and his wife to make a difference in the lives of countless young people. His faithfulness is an example to me and his friendship an encouragement. You will enjoy these thoughts from his heart. It has been my goal since the day I started preaching to reach teenagers for Christ. Now, nearly twenty-seven years later, that goal has only gotten stronger. How can we effectively reach teenagers for Christ in today’s society? I have heard it said, “It’s not how you start the race, but how you finish that really makes the difference.” I do agree…

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Napoleon said that in every major conflict there is a ten to fifteen minute period when the battle is won or lost.  It is the critical time.  Conquer it and you win the battle.  Lose that moment and all is lost. The spiritual battle is raging as never before.  The enemy is attacking on every front.  This is not the time to quit!  Our Captain is with us and this is our time to stand with Him. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might…that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” (Eph. 6:10, 13).

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