Ephesians 5:19 “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;”

       Youth Pastor and Parents, notice a change in spirit or a coldness of heart in your teenager? Check their music! Wrong music will change a heart on fire for God into a heart dismissing the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Music is a powerful draw to a young person and is a powerful tool of Satan to turn the hearts of many of young people. Don’t just ask them, check on it! Proverbs 27:23-24 “Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation.” Their phones, tablets, ipods, computers, cars, etc. What they like on Facebook, Instagram, etc. (BTW Instagram has this nifty list that will tell you everything your son/daughter has liked or followed on Instagram.) I am thankful for parents that checked up on my spiritual state. I was listening to some good, Christ honoring music this evening and it has lifted my spirit. I cant wait for Sunday to hear some old-fashioned preaching from our Pastor! My heart is burdened for our young people that they don’t fall trap to this worlds music! Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever0 things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

Jon Ross
Youth Pastor
Madison Baptist Church