2004 Easter Special Program

Sydney's Hillsong Church has produced an Easter day program for Christian Television Australia. Entitled "Forgiven," it will be broadcast on the Seven Network at 9:30am on Good Friday.

The 2004 Easter Special program features true life accounts of ordinary people who had undergone unthinkable tragedies, pain and suffering, yet by relying on God's love and grace, they have emerged victorious and are living a purposeful life. Through their testimony, one can see the power of His love and grace, how it leads to forgiveness, and in doing so, lives are being transformed.

"Easter is an ideal time to be promoting the concept of forgiveness, and this program will not only educate viewers about God's forgiveness for sinners, but it will demonstrate how forgiveness has brought healing and restoration to the victims of some well known tragedies", said CTA Chief Executive, Greg Gardiner.

Hillsong's Executive Producer, Mark Zschech, on the reason behind the program: "The idea for this program was birthed out of Darlene's and my experience at the first anniversary memorial service of the Bali bombing tragedy. In that service in Bali, the heart for forgiveness and reconciliation was so evident and tangible, we felt moved to somehow communicate it with Australia. This opportunity to share the gospel and in particular the power of the Christian principle of forgiveness through the reach and influence of television, is something that I'm passionate about. I believe this opportunity will challenge and impact the hearts and souls of the viewers, challenge the sceptical mindset of the media, and ultimately, through the power of the Holy Spirit, prompt people to seek forgiveness through Christ, and find salvation."