“The Living Cross” is a musical/dramatic presentation that brings to life the events leading to the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and is held at Church of the Open Door the week before Eastor every year!
For more than thirty years now the Church of the Open Door has been coming together as a family to present “The Living Cross”. It has been a blessing to thousands, and it surely will be a blessing to your heart as well.
Each year, more than 100 church members and musicians of the Choir and Orchestra of the Church of the Open Door and a cast of nearly 120 (all volunteers and members of the church) come together to present “The Living Cross”.
This year’s presentation is entitled “The Choice”. It is a story which involves the lives of two men – centurions of the Roman army. Two lives touched by the ministry of Jesus. Two souls affected, not for just a moment, but for all eternity. They are mentioned only briefly in the scriptures – not even by name. We are acquainted with no more than what we are given, but it is enough to understand their hearts. These divine appointments with Jesus can be found in the gospel according to Luke, and we present these encounters to you as scripturally accurate.
Making no claim that they knew one another, we bring these two men together for a single purpose – to characterize the struggle within one’s heart when presented with the truth of Jesus. Flesh – lured by the world and the father of lies, wages battle against spirit – drawn to the very God of Truth. The eternal destination of one’s soul rests on the outcome of this inevitable encounter. A choice must be made. Beyond the horizon lies eternity; before its dawn awakens, you too must choose.
Your heart will be stirred through the music of our choir and orchestra as well as by the visual presentation of this wonderful story of God’s great love from the Word of God!
In case you missed the 2018 presentation of the Living Cross you may watch it here.