It’s the first time in forever that City Harvest Church has not mounted an Easter drama production, and we know some of you will experience withdrawal symptoms. That’s why we’ve rounded up the last five years’ Easter Dramas for your viewing pleasure.
Easter is the significant celebration of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. Every Easter service at City Harvest Church, a vibe of excitement and expectancy fills the air in the church auditorium as the people enter and sit down for another exhilarating Easter drama.
This year, being together in one place for Easter service and drama may be impossible due to the COVID-19 situation, but we can all still stay home and watch past years’ Easter dramas safely and in the comfort of our own homes.
We’ve compiled the past five years of Easter dramas so that you can relive those moments once more. Why not host a viewing party with your cell group over Zoom this weekend?
2019: THE J FACTOR
Turning water into wine, raising the dead, healing the blind—actions that may seem bizarre to the average person, but these miracles are the norm for Jesus. Looking to expose Jesus as a fraud, TV producer Abigail secretly films her interactions with Him. However, after witnessing a resurrection with her own eyes, Abigail has a change of heart and decides to showcase His miracles instead. The plot takes a shocking turn when Abigail reconnects with her long lost son.
Watch The J Factor here.
2018: UNDER THE SYCAMORE TREE
Everyone knows Zacchaeus, the chief tax collector of Jericho, but do we really know how he came to be this way? In this retelling, the drama takes a look into the life of Zacchaeus as a young boy and how he was mistreated and bullied by those around him. His childhood friend, Marianne, brings him to meet Jesus, but that’s only the beginning. Aside from the wonderful storytelling, expect to be amazed by the highly realistic sets and props, which include a pool beside the stage!
Watch Under The Sycamore Tree here.
Truly a drama that tugs on the heartstrings, featuring strong themes of family and loyalty. As a child, Seth is separated from his mother and sister, and is eventually sold as a slave to Pontius Pilate. As he navigates life in a bitter state, he kills Pontius Pilate’s father in a fit of anger and gets thrown in jail. As the story unfolds, expect surprising twists and turns, but most of all, expect to see a person whose life is dramatically changed by Jesus.
Watch Unforgotten here.
2016: THE MESSIAH I KNOW
A popular favorite, this drama follows familiar Bible characters Mary, Martha and Lazarus, together with a close family friend Jared, as they live and interact with Jesus during His time on earth. The doubtful Jared is jealous of Jesus, which led to him helping the Pharisees in a plot to arrest Jesus. One of the breath-taking moments of the show is when Mary anoints Jesus’ feet with oil and worships Him through song and dance.
Watch The Messiah I Know here.
This story is filled with murder and suspense, with plenty of action woven in between. Set in modern day, high-flyer Amon has everything he needs and wants, and he is friends with the most influential person of his time, Jesus. After a night of partying, Amon wakes to find blood on his hands, a messy bedroom and a missing wife. A thrilling chase ensues as he tries to escape police officers and find justice—through lots of fast action and stunning parkour moves.
Watch Runaway here.
Although Easter may seem a little different this year, the message still remains the same – Jesus died for our sins, and was resurrected on the third day. As we celebrate this season at home with our families, remember the greatest event of all was the Cross. Happy Easter, and happy watching!