Alexandria United Methodist Church, Ft Mitchell, Alabama
In historic Fort Mitchell, Alabama.

Dream Bigger

Isaiah 49:1-7

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. 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. He said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will display my splendor.” 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 honored in the eyes of the Lord and my God has been my strength — 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.”

This is what the Lord says — the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel — to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of rulers: “Kings will see you and stand up, princes will see and bow down, because of the Lord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”


  1. Janet,
    I truly enjoyed and connected with your message. Thank you for your time and effort to post this sermon online. With the lord in charge, people can accomplish more that they ever thought possible.



      Thank you John for your kind words – we’d love to welcome you to Alexandria UMC any Sunday morning at 10:30 am (e.t.)! Also, you are officially invited to our Men’s Saturday Breakfast on March 25 at 8:30 am in our Fellowship Room – come hungry!

      Janet Krantz
      Pastor, Alexandria UMC

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