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    Living The Magnificent Story
    10.19.21 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

    Twenty-nine of us just returned from a wonderful trip to the Holy Land. We were treated like heroes in many places in Israel because we were the first tour group many hotels, restaurants and stores had seen since COVID-19. In a few places, we...

      Making All Things New
      10.12.21 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

      Greetings from Israel! I’m grateful to be back in the Holy Land (we are being treated like celebrities just for showing up). We tuned in to worship from our hotel. It was wonderful. A special thanks to all those who make the online services...

        Holy Saturday
        10.05.21 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

        Theologians (past and present) hold various views of what 1 Peter 3:18-22 is saying. Even Martin Luther found it confusing: “A wonderful text is this, and a more obscure passage perhaps than any other in the New Testament, so that I do not know...

          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...

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