Summary: Duck Dynasty and the Robertson family provided some fun creative elements for our 2013 Christmas series featuring the three key characters of the Christmas story.

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Duck the Halls

The Characters of Christmas

Week 1 - Mary

SUMMARY – Trust God completely and be willing to believe that He can use ordinary people in ordinary places to accomplish extraordinary things. Mary reminds us that God can perform miracles in the lives of ordinary people. God is looking for people to use. And if you'll just be available, God can and will use us.

How many of you have ever watched an episode of Duck Dynasty?

How many of you are devoted followers and try never to miss an episode?

If you haven’t seen the show I want to just take a minute to tell you about it and then introduce you to the key characters of the show.

In just four years Duck Dynasty has become one of the most popular REALITY television series in history.

The show chronicles the life of the Robertson family of West Monroe, Louisiana.

Duck Dynasty ratings have beaten network television ratings giants like Survivor and American Idol.

That’s not bad for a show about a close-knit family that is outspoken in their Christian faith and traditional values. Not what you would expect.

I love the fact that the show contains no profanity or promiscuity and they have prayer together at the end of every episode.

Just a down home family of duck hunters, who run a business called the Duck Commander, where they make products for duck hunters.

The fourth season premiered this fall with 11.8 million viewers, making it the most-watched nonfiction cable telecast in history.

Let me introduce you to the key characters…

SHOW Family Tree Pic - Phil – Psy – Willie – Jase – Jep - Kay

Iconic beards. Camo. They have Duck Commander Sunday at their church in LA.

I called and talked to the office manager at the church they attend this week. She said the family has been active in the church there for 35-40 years.

Her exact words to me were, “They are the real deal.” Phil is actually listed on their website as an elder in the church.

Before Duck Dynasty the Robertsons were just ordinary people.

If you have seen the show, you know that the Robertson family is full of characters and full of personality.

You have some characters in your family. How many of you do?

How many of you are the character in your family?

I am thankful that God uses all kinds of characters.

What’s so amazing to me is the things God can do through just ordinary people whose lives are committed to Him.

The Robertsons have rocketed to stardom the last few years, but it was not always that way. Take a look at a little background on the Duck Commander himself. VIDEO CLIP


The Robertsons are just ordinary people. And God has chosen to bless them and use them in some amazing and incredible ways.

God uses ordinary people all of the time.

Have you ever thought about that?

If you were God, and you saw the planet and the people you created and loved, sinking into a hopeless cycle of self destruction and despair, and you already planned to send your only Son to salvage the situation, how would you plan His arrival?

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