The glory and the power of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is coming to Lafourche this Easter.
Victory Life Productions will put on their annual play, “My Redeemer Lives,” at Central Lafourche High School Auditorium on Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. and on Easter Sunday, April 5 at 6 p.m. Admission is free to the public. The production is being sponsored by Victory Life Church, which was first established in 1988 as a children’s ministry that evolved into a full church, as well as a children’s ministry. Danny Knight, the Senior Pastor at Victory Life Church for 21 years, is responsible for the production.
“Basically the point of it is to take the message of the life of Jesus and His passions and what He went through for us and to bring it to life. Ultimately, I’m looking for an emotional response,” said Knight.
Unlike most Easter productions, which focus on the passion and the resurrection, “My Redeemer Lives” also takes us on a journey through the life of Jesus Christ.
The play begins with the announcement of Jesus’ birth and takes us through His ministry years and His miracles, before it shows us the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The play will last roughly two hours, to tell the full story, including a twenty-minute intermission.
The presentation is full of choreography, color, and pageantry. Pastor Knight believes that “My Redeemer Lives” is a way to experience the love of Jesus Christ in a truly vivid way. He says that it paints the picture of the written word and passion of Christ.
“At this point we are a very visual generation and a lot of the things that we’ve heard in story and message comes alive inside of us when we see it,” said Knight.
The “My Redeemer Lives” has been in production for 25 years. In 1989 it began as a children’s production that did so well the church decided to adapt it to an adult presentation. Today the play averages around 2,500 visitors through the weekend.
Knight believes that this play ultimately brings spiritual guidance to this community by pointing people to the Lord Jesus Christ. The church believes that it is the ultimate spiritual guidance they can offer. He says, as a nation we are in a time of great division, unrest, and concern; but in the presence of God’s grace there is peace.
“I love to tell people that in Genesis 1:1, when God showed up, He brought light from darkness, order from chaos, and fullness from void, so anytime God shows up there’s going to be light, fullness and order. What greater thing can we bring than the presence of his grace,” said Knight.
It takes around 150 members of the church who sacrifice every Sunday for eight weeks plus their entire Easter weekend to make this presentation available. Knight feels that an intense reward comes to them from their sacrifice and although Easter weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year for them, they all still have smiles on their faces. Members helping to arrange the production come from every walk of life and range from elderly members to toddlers. All 150 people work towards a common, righteous goal.
“I believe that Jesus Christ is the answer to every situation in life. I’ve found that in my life. I want to make that available in every life; and so the goal is very simple, to present the message of the life and love of Jesus Christ and hopefully bring every person to a point of decision of how to respond to the invitation He offers,” said Knight.
For more information about “My Redeemer Lives,” call Victory Life Church at 985-532-6561 or visit their website at www.victorylifeonline.org.
Posted on Tue, March 31, 2015
by Ulysses Gisclair, Contributing Writer