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Grouped by: Tom Harrison

    Truth
    09.28.21 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

    I admit I am a bit nervous about this Sunday’s sermon. In 42 years of ministry, I’ve never preached on “Holy Saturday.” The message comes from a strange text, 1 Peter 3:18-22, that describes Jesus’ “descent” to the dead after His crucifixion and...

      Goodness
      09.21.21 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

      The Bible begins with GOOD news, not bad. Genesis 1-2 precedes Genesis 3. When the Lord made human beings, creation went from being “good” to being “very good.” Before we adopt an identity marred and tarnished by sin, we should steep ourselves...

        The Trinity and Beauty
        09.14.21 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

        As much as we try to explain it, the Trinity is a mystery. I like what author Jim Smith said last week, “A mystery doesn’t mean you can’t know anything about it, it just means you can’t know everything.” We only worship what we cannot understand...

          The Magnificent (Not Shrunken) Story
          09.07.21 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

          Author, pastor, and professor, Dr. Jim Smith got us started on this six-week study of “The Magnificent Story” as he described two “shrunken gospel” presentations he encountered in his faith journey. One story was from Jim’s pastor in a United...

            The Magnificent Story
            08.31.21 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

            I want you to be in a Magnificent Story small group. To join a group: asburytulsa.org/joingroup. To start a group: asburytulsa.org/facilitator. Invite a friend. Have a study at your house. This study lasts six-weeks. If you are starting a group...

              Outreach Means Invitation
              08.24.21 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

              This Sunday is “Homecoming” for Asbury. We’d love to welcome you “home” to Asbury again. Breakfast is expanded. We want to show off the new Asbury Students Center and meet our pastors, too. This will be a fun and special day, kicking off a fun...

                Outreach Pays Attention
                08.17.21 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

                Jesus told the disciples that the Holy Spirit would empower them to be his “witnesses” in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Those disciples did it so well that in Acts 17:6 they were accused of turning “the world upside...

                  Outreach Means Witness
                  08.10.21 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

                  Most of us are loved into the faith before we believe. That is why hospitality is so important. As is said, “They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” We are recruiting hospitality team members every Sunday this month...

                    Outreach Means "Go!"
                    08.03.21 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

                    I went with three friends to see the Phillies play the Nationals last week. Going to Philadelphia was part of the reason. We wanted a quick overview of Philly and learned a tremendous amount in one hour by riding the “Hop On—Hop Off” bus. We...

                      Stewardship of The Body
                      07.27.21 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

                      For nearly 2,000 years, Christians have followed the teachings of the New Testament (shaped by the Old Testament). Over the past twenty or so years, traditional Christian teachings have fallen out of favor within our society and even within the...

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