“Hope For A Nobody”

This is being written Saturday afternoon and I’m really pumped for tomorrow!!  No, not because of the Super Bowl game   (I will watch it though), but because I have the privilege of teaching a really good lesson in Sunday School and then preach about some really BIG IDEAS God must have had.  Some of those ideas included YOU!!  But, let me share some thoughts about Sunday School.


Do, or have you, ever felt like a nobody?  A person without purpose or without hope?  Here’s what you need to know.  God SPECIALIZES in making something out of nothing!  Yes, He can even make a SOMEBODY out of a nobody.  The Bible says, “The earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters” (Gen. 1:2).  Hovering is the image of a mother bird caring for and protecting its young.


Here’s my point.  In the natural realm, something cannot be made out of nothing.  However, God is supernatural.  The awesome creative power of God was controlled by His SPOKEN word.  He simply spoke and what He desired happened.  The Hebrew word translated “created” (Bara) in Genesis means “to create out of nothing.”  Since there is NOTHING to work with, it MUST BE SPOKEN into existence.  God SPOKE and creation occurred (Hebrews 11:3a).  My friend, I don’t know what you are going through, what you’re feeling or what your thought processes are – but if you can BELIEVE God has the power to do what the Bible tells us, don’t you think He can do whatever needs to be done in your life?  There is a requirement however, you must believe He can do it.  We must have FAITH and I’ll have something on that subject tomorrow.


“By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of His mouth…For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm” (Psalm 33:6 & 9).


Pastor Carnes