2. Opening Statement. 6-5 B.C.: A man named Jesus born. A.D. 26-27: Taught in Israel and gathered a following of disciples.A.D. 30: Executed by crucifixion under the Roman governor Pontius Pilate.Three days after his crucifixion: Jesus\' disciples claimed he had risen from the dead. Years later: Despite severe persecution, Christianity spread throughout the Roman empire..