We cannot have the earnest of the Holy Spirit unless we glory in the cross!

Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross

2 Corinthians 1:22 : Galatians 6:14
2016-09-24

Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)

 

But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. Galatians 6:14

 

http://www.orthodox.net/sermons/exaltation-02_2016+the-earnest-of-the-spirit+glory-in-the-cross.mp3

 

ALSO in VIDEO: https://youtu.be/DZyXqm1t57k

 

A serendipitous combination (not!) of the Epistle for the Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross, and the Epistle read on the 14th Sunday after Pentecost. We define the "earnest of the Holy Spirit". This experience of God cannot be obtained unless we live according to the words of the apostle: "God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world." Just 6 minutes, but very important.

 

For more sermons on the Exaltation of the Cross: http://www.orthodox.net/sermons/index.html#FEASTS_OF_THE_SAVIOR,_EXALTATION_OF_THE_CROSS

Priest Seraphim Holland 2016

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