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Isaiah 49 - NIV

The Servant of the Lord


Listen to me, you islands;
hear this, you distant nations:
Before I was born the Lord called me;
from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name.

2 He made my mouth like a sharpened sword,
in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
he made me into a polished arrow
and concealed me in his quiver.

3 He said to me, “You are my servant,
Israel, in whom I will display my splendor.”

4 But I said, “I have labored in vain;
I have spent my strength for nothing at all.
Yet what is due me is in the Lord’s hand,
and my reward is with my God.”


And now the Lord says—
he who formed me in the womb to be his servant
to bring Jacob back to him
and gather Israel to himself,
for I am[a] honored in the eyes of the Lord
and my God has been my strength—

6 he says:
“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant
to restore the tribes of Jacob
and bring back those of Israel I have kept.
I will also make you a light for the Gentiles,
that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”


a. Isaiah 49:5 Or him,but Israel would not be gathered;yet I will be

Sermons on Isaiah 49 More sermons: Isaiah 49

Chuck Musselwhite avatar
Isaiah 49 The Promised Servant
Shared by: Chuck Musselwhite on Feb, 2016
Summary: Exposition of Isaiah 49
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-26
Views: 132
Ed Vasicek avatar
Messiah In Isaiah 49
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Mar, 2014
Summary: We need to understand Jesus and his mission as much as we can. Isaiah 49 presents, in prophetic verse, three truths about our Savior.
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-16
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 568
Clair Sauer avatar
You Talkin' to Me?
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Jan, 2014
Summary: God has claimed each of us, and like Jesus, God calls us to be a light shining in the darkness of this world.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-7
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,111
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Light for the Nations
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Nov, 2013
Summary: The call of the Gentiles.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-7
Views: 512
Thomas Swope avatar
The Servant
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Sep, 2013
Summary: A study of chapter 49 verses 1 through 26
William R. Nabaza avatar
GOD Rewards
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jul, 2012
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Have you worked hard and yet via politics and envy of the leaders lost everything? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Church leaders III. OBJECTIVES: To remind that GOD is the rewarder of our hard work not people. IV. TEXT: Isaiah 49
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 49:4
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 902
C. Philip Green avatar
God's Glorious Servant
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Dec, 2011
Summary: Jesus came to speak; let’s listen. Jesus came to suffer; let’s trust Him. Jesus came to save; let’s tell the world. And Jesus came to rule; let’s bow before Him, for that’s what true success is all about.
Mark Armstrong avatar
A Remarkable Testimony
Shared by: Mark Armstrong on Jul, 2011
Summary: The servant who labours under the burden placed upon him.
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-13
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 611
Sterling Franklin avatar
Where is Jesus Foretold in the Old Testament?
Shared by: Sterling Franklin on Jun, 2011
Summary: The prophets longed to see how and when the Messiah would be revealed, and yet God gave them glimpses of various attributes. This is a survey of a handful of these glimpses, and the beauty is that the Gospel is fully available for us through Jesus today!
Spencer Homan avatar
A Polished Arrow
Shared by: Spencer Homan on Apr, 2011
Summary: This is a sermon about God’s purpose for you and God’s purpose for the church. We are polished arrows meant for a very special purpose!
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-7
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 6,774
Timothy Dolan avatar
What the Servant Brings
Shared by: Timothy Dolan on Oct, 2010
Summary: esus is the Servant of the Servant Songs and He brings position (chosen and predestined); protection; and deliverance. As Christians, we benefit from what the servant brings.
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 605
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Mar, 2010
Summary: The text contains a charge & a promise to the restored nation. The forgiven man must keep God's charge if he is to enjoy the blessings of his right standing.
Series: Zechariah
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,281
Timm Meyer avatar
Great Is the Servant of the Lord
Shared by: Timm Meyer on Feb, 2010
Summary: Epiphany 2(A) - Great is the Servant of the Lord: Christ. In Christ eternity is revealed. This Savior is rejected. Mankind is redeemed.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-6
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 699
Glenn Abel avatar
Called to Be Light
Shared by: Glenn Abel on Jan, 2010
Summary: Based on the Servant Passages in Isaiah this sermon focuses on the New Testament church fulfilling it’s purpose to be the light to nations in the world today.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,856
Rodney Kelley avatar
Everlasting Remembrance
Shared by: Rodney Kelley on Jul, 2009
Summary: Through prophecy God declares His Grand Scheme
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,185
Daniel Olukoya avatar
Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on Apr, 2009
Summary: An arrow has to be made. As Christians and disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, we did not make ourselves. We did not automatically become the arrows of the Almighty God. For us to become His arrows and for Him to make use of us, we have to be totally cut
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-3
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 7,711
Joseph Smith avatar
The Great Dismal Swamp and the Evereadies
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Apr, 2009
Summary: Just as comic strip characters were saved from the Great Dismal Swamp because their Eveready batteries summoned the Fleet, so also if we will use the resources we have, we can save others from this world because the risen Christ is our resource.
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 507
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Don't You Have a Galilean Accent?
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Apr, 2009
Summary: Jesus lived and died to create the true Israel of God.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-6
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 623
Daniel Habben avatar
Jesus Is God's Pick
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jan, 2009
Summary: Jesus Is God’s Pick 1) To save us 2) To speak to us
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-6
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 657
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Apr, 2008
Summary: The 2nd Servant passage reveals the Servant of God who restores His people so that salvation reaches the ends of the earth. This prophecy can help us understand what it means to be a servant of God.
based on 32 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,575
Richard Schwedes avatar
Being restored by God as we serve
Shared by: Richard Schwedes on Jan, 2008
Summary: God is constantly at working preparing and restoring His servants. This sermon discovers what it means to be a servant of God.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-7
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 2,803
Ken Harris avatar
A Tribute to Dr. MLK: "Hidden in The Shadow of God's Hand"
Shared by: Ken Harris on Jan, 2008
Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivate hearers - in the midst of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Celebration - to affirm to others that God calls, protects, and hide us in the Shadow of His hand.
based on 24 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,874
Jason Jones avatar
Too Small a Thing
Shared by: Jason Jones on Nov, 2007
Summary: Exposition of Isaiah 49:1-13 in order to kick off our season of prayer for International Missions
Series: none
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 817
Kendall  Carter avatar
Having An Attitude of Servitude
Shared by: Kendall Carter on Aug, 2007
Summary: Teaching Youth to have an attitude of servitude toward the Lord.
Series: He Chose Me
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,069
Brian Buriff avatar
A Polished Shaft
Shared by: Brian Buriff on Jun, 2006
Summary: Keys to healthy self-reflection and review your life accomplishments and influence
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-6
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,404
Steve Malone avatar
Breaking Out Of A Slump
Shared by: Steve Malone on Oct, 2005
Summary: In this message I will share what God taught me in the midst of a recent slump, if you are in one I pray it helps. It helped alot of people at Central (I Am Jesus 22).
Series: I Am Jesus
based on 30 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:4
Views: 3,548
Bruce Ball avatar
Shared by: Bruce Ball on Sep, 2005
Summary: First in a series of "Purpose-Driven" messages. This one talks about why we are here; our purpose; and our ultimate value as Christians.
based on 194 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:5
Denomination: *other
Views: 39,114
Joel Pankow avatar
Jesus, a Man on a Mission
Shared by: Joel Pankow on Jan, 2005
Summary: how Jesus fulfilled his mission and struggled with his mission as Messiah
based on 38 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-6
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 3,251
Larry Brincefield avatar
The Mission of the Servant
Shared by: Larry Brincefield on Feb, 2004
Summary: This is the 2nd of 5 Servant Songs in Isaiah. This one expresses the mission of Christ to restore the Children of Israel; and to serve as a light to the Gentiles
based on 81 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-6
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 6,097
Mike Hullah avatar
The Preparing of God's Servants
Shared by: Mike Hullah on Feb, 2004
Summary: A sermon on the preparation of God’s servants for ministry.
based on 97 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-9
Views: 1,533