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Duck Dynasty Gives All Glory To Jesus Christ As Show Smashes Cable Records

| August 23, 2013

Duck Dynasty scores largest cable audience ever

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8,9

On today’s sex-drugs-and-alcohol-soaked cable television landscape, where immorality, deceit and dishonesty have taken firm hold, a show about a close-knit Christian family who make duck calls and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ has just broken the all-time cable viewership record. Guess it shows you what America really wants.

And yes, we’re fans of the show.

WEST MONROE, La. — Today Duck Commander, the Robertson family duck call business made famous by A&E’s hit reality show “Duck Dynasty,” is more of an empire.

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Alan Robertson, the “beardless brother” and preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, joins the Duck Dynasty cast as it reaches epic proportions.

But in the beginning Phil Robertson made his duck calls in his backwoods Louisiana backyard. And as the oldest son, Alan Robertson served as one of his dad’s first employees.

Alan Joins Season 4

Although he’s the oldest brother, fans of “Duck Dynasty” probably didn’t know he existed until now. Alan debuted on the show’s Season 4 premiere to a record-breaking audience. Nearly 12 million people watched, making it the largest audience ever for a nonfiction show on cable.

Alan likes to joke that he’s responsible for the ratings bump, but in the Robertson family, all glory goes to God.

The day after the record-breaking premiere, Alan led dozens of Duck Commander employees in the company’s weekly devotion. The workers show up an hour early for the weekly ritual.

“Duck Dynasty” funny man John Godwin opened the group in prayer.

“Thank you so much for the cross and your grace and your mercy and we praise His name. Amen,” he prayed.

With his wife Lisa beside him and his daughter Alexis across from him (she and her husband work for Duck Commander, too), Alan preached about God’s love, reading from 1 Corinthians 13.

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” he quoted the passage.

“Without love we’re in serious trouble right?” he went on to say.

A Bumpy Spiritual Road

It’s something he knows well. Before rejoining Duck Commander a year ago, Alan pastored White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ for more than 20 years. But as a young man he never dreamed he’d become a minister.

“My high school years were just terrible and it was all a secret life- running around and drinking and cutting up,” he said. “So I was at the worst possible place – I was hiding in plain sight. I was in the church but I wasn’t a Christian. I wasn’t living for Christ.”

After he graduated, Phil told him he either had to shape up or move out so he wouldn’t be a bad influence on his younger brothers. Alan moved out, relocating to New Orleans where he found more trouble.

His life got so bad that it scared him straight and after about a year he moved back home. He made a commitment to follow Jesus Christ and Phil baptized him in the river behind their house. 

The ‘Feather’ and the ‘Sledgehammer’

Since then Alan estimates the Robertson men have used the same water to baptize at least a thousand others. Now most weekends Alan and his dad travel the country together preaching the Gospel.  

“I call us the feather and the sledge hammer,” Alan told CBN News. “I come in and I get people laughing. I get their tickle bone because I’m kind of the humor guy.

“And then dad comes in with a sledgehammer – boom! – you know, ‘This is what God has done for you. This is what our nation needs. Boom, boom, boom’” he continued.

At Duck Commander Headquarters Alan shares an office with his wife, Lisa, who also works for the business. The couple’s daughters and their husbands do, too.

Each day hundreds of requests come in for a family member to speak or appear at an event. “We’re on the telephone; we’re working schedules for the family,” Alan explained.

They also greet fans. While the other Robertson’s travel to different appearances, Alan and Lisa serve as family ambassadors. Now that Alan and Lisa will be appearing on Duck Dynasty, they can expect a lot more attention.

Alan’s daughter, Alexis, said she thinks her dad felt a little left out and said she’s glad he’s back with the family business and on the show.

“They know what they’re getting into because they’ve seen it with the brother’s,” she said. “But I think they are still going to be shocked whenever everywhere they go people know who they are.”

Such a Time as This

“Alan is just a natural fit anyway,” Godwin said. “He’s such a people person, you know, keep us grounded and keep everybody else grounded.”

“I really feel like God had prepared us for such a moment at this,” Alan said, “And when America needs some family to say, ‘Hey, we can make mistakes, you know, we can come from nothing – we can have all these things now, but ultimately none of it matters except that we’re saved and we’re going to be in heaven forever with Christ.’”

Lisa added, “And Kay always says, too, that, she says that whenever she prays she says if the money or the fame or anything ever takes us away from Christ, then take it all away and leave us with nothing. You know, because when we’re with nothing, we’ve got everything with Christ.” source – CBN

 

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  1. Teresa B says:

    I don’t watch TV anymore and didn’t see it before we cancelled. Having said that, am so so glad to see anything coming out of Hollywood that gives God GLORY! A lot of those in the Profession say it but do not act upon it, these folks apparently do so.

  2. STL says:

    At least their is one T.V. show that supports the values of Jesus Christ!

  3. I love the way Lisa ends the article about how if the fame and money crowd out Christ to strip it all away because “Weve got everything with Christ.”
    One of my favorite verses is “Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing. Poor, yet making many rich. As having nothing, yet possessing all things.”
    CS Lewis said “He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.”

    Thomas More said: “If you have not chosen the kingdom of God, in the end it makes no difference WHAT you have chosen INSTEAD.”
    CS Lewis commenting on More”s statement said “Does it make any difference to a man perishing in the desert by which choice of route he missed the only well?”

    I havent had a TV plugged in for years. If Im at a motel and go through the channels I feel an oppression much like I sense when I drive into a large city. A palpable oppression. I have a Christian neighbor who refuses to own a TV because he says it is the “Image of the Beast” I laugh, but 10 minutes of channel surfing makes me wonder how much truth is in his statement.

  4. Robin says:

    Just goes to show that America wants the good old fashioned values of Judeo Christian beliefs the country was founded on. It is so refreshing.

  5. Joetta Smith says:

    SO refreshing and encouraging to see this family who is IN this world but not OF this world pointing the way to the Kingdom of Heaven! May God bless them and keep them on that straight and narrow path until they reach Heaven’s glory!

  6. Complete disaster against God look the way they act and dress especially the father making sexual remarks to his wife on TV there is not truly Christian here these poor souls make up there own religion man made plus look at the grandchildren they are already programmend into the Nwo

    • Teresa B says:

      Good Morning End, so I see here we have dif pts of view. As I said I have not seen program only what I said about their Faith, I don’t want to cont thinking wrong if you are correct in what you say. Can you tell me where to read such? thanks, Blessings in the Lord

  7. charmaine says:

    There are shows that are decent, have to eek them out…I dont know how you can give someone a spiritual physical, by looking at the way they dress, …so much negative. BUT i will tell u this . it is our responsibility to keep up with what is happening in the world. There is christian tv programs on. So not all tv is bad. remember when u point your finger at someone you have three pointing back at you, I like duck dynasty.

  8. Jkittyc says:

    All I can say to End is: “let he/she without sin cast the first stone.”

  9. suez says:

    We love Duck Dynasty, and look forward to it every week! Are the Robinsons perfect? NO! But, at least people see people mentioning the name of Jesus, and they are not hearing a bunch of swear words. It is a show the whole family can watch. It brings in God, family, and clean humor. Are there things I would change about it, maybe. But all in all, it is one of the best shows out there for families to watch. They believe in God, family and are trying to be morel people. Quite a change from the regular nasty evil shows that dominate the TV. channels now days. It is a breath of fresh air, and I wish them well. For someone to slam it, is to me, a bit judgmental. I don’t know of anyone on this earth that is perfect and without sin! That is why we need Jesus and his redeeming blood!! I’d rather be preached to from a bearded man in a camouflage outfit, than by a suit wearing hypocrite any day!!!!

  10. SamFox says:

    Praise Father for another voice for Yeshua Messiah!

    You go ‘Ducksters’!!

    I dvr the show so I can fast forward the commercials. A good friend told me about DD. Thanks bro!

    Poppa isn’t looking for perfect vessels. He is looking for yielded ones.

    SamFox

  11. Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
    1 John 2:15

  12. suez says:

    Very true! So, are you saying they shouldn’t like to duck hunt, nor make duck calls, nor have a prosperous business??? We are not of the world, but we do have to live in the world and be a witness, where-ever God places us! They may be reaching people you and I could never reach! Ever think of that??? I don’t agree with everything, but, they are very common people. They are reaching a vast audience, that most Christians can not reach. Besides it is nice to have a tv. show that isn’t full of cuss words, filth, and sex!!! Have a good day!! :-)

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