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Ask for the Holy Spirit

September 11th, 2019

The Holy Spirit is the way Jesus becomes King in our lives.  He is “by my Spirit” kind of King, not a “power and might” kind of King.  It is actually to our advantage that Jesus went away (at His ascension, after His death), because then He was able to send the Holy Spirit to […]

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Surrender to God

September 11th, 2019

If our quest cannot be achieved except by “faith working through love,” genuine love requires an act of surrender. We have to stop being in control; we have to surrender our lives to God. Let go and let God. Then we can gain a peace unavailable anywhere else. Some find surrender easier to accomplish than […]

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The Quest

September 11th, 2019

People by nature are on a quest for abundant life. America and the West have achieved a great abundance in our life-style. Yet despite these obvious advances, there is a level of brokenness and disillusionment that is confirmed by statistics. Incarcerations, addictions, suicides, broken homes, even health statistics are not what we would have hoped […]

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Why Walk with God?

September 11th, 2019

For me, the four most important rewards for a life of walking with God are these: Walking with God positions us to learn our true destiny, for which He created us in the first place. It enables us to form stable relationships with people, because we learn to depend on God, not people, to be […]

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For Pastors

March 29th, 2019

I tell stories from my 35 years as a pastor, in which I devoted a significant part in the rewarding work of making disciples, “teaching people to obey what Christ commanded.”  I also tell the story of the Hebrides Revival, when, according to one of the leaders of it, the presence of God lifted when […]

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For Christian Believers

March 22nd, 2019

I tell several stories of Christians who reached out to lost people (or to people who are experiencing spiritual awakening) and established a long-term relationship with them, as Jesus did with His disciples.  Keep an eye out for people you can invest in to teach them how to follow Jesus.  It’s the Great Commission, straight […]

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For Enquirers

March 15th, 2019

When I was searching to step over into a walk with God, I needed someone to help me negotiate the step.  This step was a big one!  God provided just the person for me.  I believe God can provide someone like that for you, and I encourage you to look for that person, and take […]

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My Story – Introduction into the Series

March 8th, 2019

My experience in 1972 when I stepped out of being a mere church-goer, and began to walk with God in the power of the Holy Spirit.  I had to have some help with this.  A lady who was already walking with God explained how to do it, and helped me with my doubts and questions.  […]

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Welcome to The Clearing’s Podcast!

February 6th, 2019

Welcome to The Clearing – Where Eagles Fly… this is our Podcast powered by iTunes. I’m Doug McMurry, director of The Clearing Where Eagles Fly in Virginia, and I want to announce now, August 2019, something new I’m developing.  I am turning all of my video teachings at my website, TheClearing.us, into audio files so […]

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