“If you have a show that encourages people to open this book (the Bible) and delve into it, and learn not only what God says about Himself but what He says about you – that’s a win, win!” Jeff Foxworthy
The American Bible Challenge, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, premiered on the GAME SHOW NETWORK last night. Did you see it? I believe that the Bible is the holy, inspired, infallible, all sufficient, precious Word of God and should not be treated any less. So I was somewhat apprehensive when I first heard about this new game show. Would it turn out to be offensive? Or, make light of God’s Word? Or, could it possibly be a show that glorifies God and His Word? Would people be encouraged to study the Bible and learn more of it by watching this? I must say that after watching The Making of the American Bible Challenge (you can watch it here) and catching the last few minutes of last night’s show, I believe that The American Bible Challenge does appear to be a “win-win”.
What impressed me most with The Making of the American Bible Challenge was the heart behind the producers to magnify God’s Word in a very respectful way. Also, I learned a lot about Jeff Foxworthy that I didn’t know. Truthfully, all I knew about him was his redneck jokes. However, I learned that he is indeed a believer. He grew up with a mother who is a mighty prayer warrior. He teaches the Bible to a group of homeless men each Tuesday, and has an accountability group that he has met with each Thursday for the past 15 years. In reference to the Bible he said, “It exactly applies to me. It applies to my life right now.”
Jeff closed the show with, “If you don’t know your Bible – You don’t have a prayer!” I couldn’t agree more and will add that if you don’t know the God of the Bible and His Son, you certainly don’t have a prayer!
My prayer is that this show will be successful and that many people will be pointed to God and His Word through it. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the below sites.
By the way, I have my own Bible Challenge for you.
What book in the Bible tells us that hell has enlarged herself?
*****The first person to comment and correctly answer this question will be sent a Zondervan Quest Bible and The American Bible Challenge T-Shirt.
Disclosure: I received the give-a-way product mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention this on my blog.