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painting: Congregation Members Leaving the Church in Nuenen by Vincent van Gogh
A Congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
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An Exceeding Righteousness

"Unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:17-26).  God demands nothing less than perfection and holiness from you in regard to His commandments (Exodus 20:1-17).  Your only hope, then, is not in your own goodness but in the goodness of Christ, who did not come to destroy the Law and the Prophets, but to fulfill them for you.  In Christ your righteousness does indeed exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees.  For you have been baptized into Christ's death and your sinful nature crucified.  Therefore, he who has died and been freed from sin (Romans 6:1-11).  You are now raised with Christ to walk in newness of life and to share in His resurrection on the Last Day.  Christ has brought you through the baptismal sea "out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage."  Therefore, "reckon yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord."
About This Sunday's Service
An Exceeding Righteousness
First Day of School!
  "We Preach Christ Crucified"  The Power and The Wisdom of God
St. Paul Lutheran Church and School  
Historic Name - New Gehlenbeck - Located in Hamel, Illinois, on Old Route 66
This Week at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School
July 27, 2014 - Celebrating Trinity Six
The Priesthood Prays
Daily scripture readings, meditation and prayer for this week
Until further notice all services and most activities will be held  in the church basement.
Metro East Lutheran High School
Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen by Vincent Van Gogh
Readings and Homilies for Trinity Three
Readings and Homilies for Trinity Four
Readings and Homilies for Trinity Five
Readings and Homilies for Trinity Six
Readings and Homilies for Trinity Seven