We had a great night last night at Live. As a youth ministry we hosted a School Spirit Invite Night. It was fun to see all of our students show up sporting their school colors. Even more fun was seeing so many of our students show up with friends they had invited to service.

Our students and leaders both did a tremendous job throughout the evening. Our behind the scenes leaders did incredibly well. We debuted a brand new light wall on our stage that added a new and exciting element to our service. Our band played well and the tech guys in the back did a great job hitting their cues.

I’m so proud of our students. They worked hard at inviting and influencing friends to come to Live. They are living out what God has called them to be; light in a dark world. I loved being able to see the excitement on their faces when they told me that the friends they had invited were in attendance.

I was also filled with hope when I talked with one of our students who had invited a bunch of classmates that had agreed to come but canceled at the last minute. Obviously, she was disappointed, but she understood and realized that she had done her job simply by asking. I am quite confident that we’ll see a number of her friends join us in the weeks to come.

We wrapped up our series “Unbound” by talking about the freedom, love, and forgiveness that can only be found in Christ. At the end of the service God did what only He could do and four students raised their hands to experience His Grace for the first time.

Simply put, that is what we’re here for. We all have been “Unbound” to help point others to the only one who can truly set them free.

Ephesians 1:6-8 (NLT)
So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.

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