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Summary: The Christian life is a supernatural life, an exciting adventure that begins with a life-changing, spiritual birth. It begins with faith and continues as a work of faith. Living the Christian life this year can be a celebration.

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Title: Celebrating Supernatural Living

Text: “Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes.” (Isa. 54:2, NKJV)

Scripture reading: Isaiah 54

The Christian life is a supernatural life, an exciting adventure that begins with a life-changing, spiritual birth. It begins with faith and continues as a work of faith. Living the Christian life this year can be a celebration.

In Isaiah 54:2, the Lord called for Israel to expand their vision, “Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes” (Isa. 54:2, NKJV).

This was to be done in preparation for the Lord’s restoration of Israel. The prayer of our hearts should be for the Lord to stretch our vision, enlarge our faith, and expand our goals. A faith-vision is one in which we visualize what God intends to do and then we act in harmony with it.

Hebrews 11 records men and women who had a faith-vision. They saw by faith and obeyed God’s call. If we are to experience the adventure of believing God, we must do four things.

1. Learn to think supernaturally.

2. Learn to plan supernaturally.

3. Learn to pray supernaturally.

4. Learn to claim supernatural resources.

None of these things are limited by age, but are actually enhanced by it. The wisdom and experience that arrive with the years can help us to think, plan and pray and then you can reach out to God and claim what He has promised in His Word.

Let’s begin our lesson by reading the scripture for today.

1 “Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, You who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate Than the children of the married woman,” says the Lord.

2 “Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes.

3 For you shall expand to the right and to the left, And your descendants will inherit the nations, And make the desolate cities inhabited.

4 “Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of your youth, And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.

5 For your Maker is your husband, The Lord of hosts is His name; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth.

6 For the Lord has called you Like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, Like a youthful wife when you were refused,” Says your God.

7 “For a mere moment I have forsaken you, But with great mercies I will gather you.

8 With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,” Says the Lord, your Redeemer.

9 “For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; For as I have sworn That the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, So have I sworn That I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you.


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