Session 7

What you experienced was meant to be shared

From Gauntlet: An 8-Day Prayer Guide

This woman from Samaria had a radical encounter with Jesus in the last place she expected to see anyone — at the well during the hottest part of the day. Like a lot of students at Gauntlet this week, she was hoping to get in and get out and to avoid real talk at all costs.

But Jesus met her there and challenged her assumptions about God. Given her relationship history and social status, the Samaritan woman had every reason to question the idea that she could be rescued by the promised Messiah. But Jesus shows her that His kingdom isn’t just for the religious types. It’s for her, too.

After this encounter, the woman went to town — to the same people she was originally trying to avoid — and told everyone about what had happened. Many came to believe in Jesus because of the woman's testimony.

One person’s faith can change a school and change a town. This is what we’re praying for students as they settle back in at home. Over the past week, Jesus met them in Daytona and showed them who He really is. Now, it’s their turn to say, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did.”

What our church experienced at Gauntlet was meant to be shared. Our true identity as children of God is meant to be shared. This is good news, and good news is meant to be shared.

How to Pray Today:

  • Pray for students and leaders to have the courage and ability to share what they experienced at Gauntlet.
  • Pray for students to have the courage to invite friends and family to join us for Gauntlet Session 8 at church on Sunday.
  • Pray for the campus staff and volunteers who are preparing for thousands of baptisms all over the state on Sunday.

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Devotionals From This Study

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Session 1

Expect God to do the impossible

Today, thousands of students and leaders are packing their bags for a week in Daytona Beach. For the next five days, students from every ...

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Session 2

Why it’s important to break your routine

It’s travel day. Buses are pulling out of the parking lot, students are learning their room assignments, and Gauntlet is in full swing.  ...

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Session 3

What happens when we realize the power in each of us

It’s the first full day in Daytona: two incredible speakers, great worship, and some quality beach time. Today also is the first day of ...

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Session 4

Seeing God in the hard conversations

This morning, thousands of students are scattered around the beach reading their Bibles and watching the sunrise. It’s the second full da...

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Session 5

We have to get real to get healed

Vulnerability is the first step to freedom and healing. The same way darkness ceases when a light is turned on, the darkness in our heart...

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Session 6

What happens in Daytona doesn’t stay in Daytona

A sophomore in high school stands in the front of the bus, looking out at the rows of students and leaders. Microphone in hand, she share...

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Session 7

What you experienced was meant to be shared

This woman from Samaria had a radical encounter with Jesus in the last place she expected to see anyone — at the well during the hottest ...

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Session 8

A few good reasons to celebrate

Today is all about celebration. We’re celebrating students’ decisions to follow Jesus by cheering them on in baptism. We’re celebrating t...

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