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Tale of Two Crowns

July 14, 2024
Philippians 2:3-11

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Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.

from Philippians 2:5

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Jesus does not call for us to do anything he has not done himself.

Consider today’s passage. It starts with, “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests but to the interests of others.”

It could have left it there, and the point would have been made – we are to serve others. We aren’t to get all puffed up and prideful. We are to be humble and serve the needs of others rather than our own.

But God’s Word does not leave it there. In verse 5, we read: “Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.” Have the same attitude as Jesus, who humbled himself and died on the cross so that we can be forgiven of our sins. Jesus who “humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross.”

It is one thing for a person to serve the needs and desires of someone whom we judge to be worth it or can repay the favor. It is another to fully give ourselves for the sake of someone who does not deserve it. But that is exactly what Jesus did for us: “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

This is what we are called to do and be: to have the same mind as the one who saved us, and to have the same attitude of servitude as Jesus. This is not just for those we think are worthy, but for the world that God so loved that he gave his one and only son.

Worshipping In-Person and Online

We are worshipping in-person at the church, live-streaming to wherever you are, and a recording will be available on YouTube later in the day. We will continue to offer these three ways to join us in worship.

In-Person Worship Begins at 9:30 am!

We are committed to offering worship opportunities for everyone during this time when it may be reasonable for some people to join in public gatherings, and yet still be too great of a risk for others.

  • In-Person: Meeting in-person at the church at 9:30 am, (Fully vaccinated people have the option to not wear a mask. We do ask everyone to remain careful.).
  • Live Video: Live-streaming the service to YouTube. Stream will start around 9:20 am with worship starting at 9:30 am. Don't worry if you join late, you can rewind to the beginning.
  • Recorded Video: Available either immediately or later in the day on YouTube

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Welcome to Oviedo Presbyterian Church

We are a family of Christ followers known for our love of Christ, love for one another, and reaching out to those in need. We value authenticity above formality, and honest relationships above token handshakes. We don't pretend to be perfect, and we don't expect that you are either.

If you just want to get lost in the crowd, we may not be the right place for you!

A church is not a building or something you attend, it is something you become a part of. If you want to be more than a number, to love and be loved, to grow in your faith, and to share your gifts and talents, we invite you to check us out.

Whether you are a seasoned saint or a questioning seeker, there is a place for you.

Our Sunday morning worship has a touch of tradition but without being stuffy. We worship in new songs of praise as well as hymns that have withstood the test of time. We preach and teach the Word of God in honest ways that connect with real life and real people. Like God’s love, we minister across the generations, rather than targeting just one. We believe that worship is something that we participate in rather than just watch.

Some of our older members dress in suits or dresses while some of the youth wear jeans. If you wear something "corporate casual" you'll fit right in. Who you are is more important that what you wear! Come as you are, we do!