(Cross, in my front yard.)
Yesterday was Easter Sunday. Tim Curry and I co-preached. We looked at the oldest words written about the resurrection of Jesus. This is the ancient creed that followers of Jesus recited, within months after the resurrection.
It's found in 1 Corinthians 15:3-7. This is the "gospel." (See 1 Cor. 15:1-2.)
Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
he was buried,
he was raised on the third day
according to the Scriptures,
he appeared to Peter
He appeared to the Twelve.
After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.
We just celebrated Resurrection Sunday!
Jesus is risen!
See this, in yesterday's New York Times. "Why It Matters that Jesus Really Did Rise From the Dead."