One of the most prominent, defining characteristics of “old time” Christianity is the magnified focus on the Resurrection. Back when multi-verse hymns were the primary songs of mainstream church services, it was hard to find a song that didn’t have at least one verse dedicated to the Resurrection. (Look at the last verse of “Amazing Grace”, for instance.) The Resurrection is not simply the end result of Christ’s ministry, and not just the central focus of His First Coming, but intended to be the central focus and end result for every Christian life. It is also supposed to be the central theme of the Gospel message and the starting point of discipleship and fellowship with among all Believers.