by Brad Whitt

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Why Nobody Is a Nobody (3 of 10)
Series: The Book of Beginnings
Brad Whitt
Genesis 1:26-31

INTRO: I want you to take God's Word now this morning and be finding your place at the first book of your Bible, the book of Genesis and this morning as we continue in our series of sermons through this beginning book of the Bible, that we have entitled, "The Book of Beginnings," I want to share with you three reasons "Why Nobody Is A Nobody." (Aren't you glad you came to church this morning?)

ILLUS: If you know anything about me at all, you already know that I love Westerns. I mean, my idea of heaven is sitting back in the recliner with a big old Coke and a bag of cookies watching men in Cowboy hats shoot at each other. Well, when I was working on this morning's message, especially the part about nobody being a nobody, I couldn't help but remember the title of a movie that Henry Fonda starred in back in the 70's entitled, (it was on the Western Channel last week) "My Name Is Nobody." It's really what you would call "a western spoof" because all the way through the movie there are little hits and jabs and jokes that us western fans get and normal folks wouldn't. At the end of the movie the main character, who's name is (would you've guessed it?) Nobody faces his hero in a staged gunfight and after the shooting stops and the smoke clears there's a sign that is erected on the spot to commemorate this most famous of duels that reads, "Nobody was faster on the draw."

Well, his name may have been "Nobody," but I want you to know that nobody is a nobody. Now, you may not feel that way this morning. As a matter of fact, as one of my preacher buddies puts it, "You may have walked in here this morning feeling so low that you'd have to climb a ladder just to reach bottom." But I want you to know that nobody is a nobody – as a matter of fact, everybody is a somebody.

Why is that? Is it because some pop-psychologist gets up on some infomercial and says that yo ...

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