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4B SUNDAY, APRIL27,2014 Religion SIDNEY HERALD I'll willadmit it. I've been stubborn. Specifically in prayer. Growing up, my parents prayed with me and my siblings every night. We had our prayers and songs that we would say and sing. I trusted and simply knew that God was listening as my dear Father. God in His word gra- ciously invites us to pray continually and let our requests be made known to Him. I believe that. But recently in my life I find myself reluctant to pray. I still know and believe that God hears my prayers and I've got plenty for which to pray. People, friends, daily needs, and so much more. But instead of casting my cares upon Jesus, I self- ishly keep my cares to myself. I find myself growing out Religious of that daily words habit of prayer. Why do I CariWendMf find myself reluctant to pray? I know the answer. Sinful stubborn pride. I'm like a stubborn steer that won't go through the gate. If you've been around cattle, you know what I'm talking about. You can hol- ler, push, zap, drag and hit all you want, but a stub- The stubborn steer 'In fact, all of us are stubborn. We resist God and have habits of sin that we won't give up.' Carl Wendorff Youth leader born steer is not going to budge. It's going to resist and dig in. Sometimes they're just afraid, other times they're just plain stubborn for no reason. That steer won't budge and will do all it can to not cooperate. I've gotten stubborn in prayer. My attitude has been sinful. In fact, all of us are stubborn. We resist God and have habits of sin that we won't give up. Like an unbroken steer, our sin is out of control. On our own, we won't budge on giving up our sin. We've dug in our hooves, when the peaceful pasture is just on the other side of the gate. We are stubborn in our sin. The solution for stubborn pride is Jesus. We are sinners; we are like mean, stubborn steers bound for the slaughter- house. Jesus went to the slaughterhouse in your place, and came out alive. "He was oppressed and at- "Jesus is victorious and is alive forever. He is alive to give you peace and comfort for your cares.' Carl Wendorff Youth leader flicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth." Isaiah 53:7 Jesus bore the cross and has conquered sin and death. Jesus is victorious and is alive forever. He is alive to give you peace and comfort for your cares. God forgives your sin for Jesus sake. In Him you have forgiveness for your sin and comfort for your troubles. In Him there is eternal life, a peaceful pasture. "He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will he not also with Him graciously give us all things?" Romans 8:32 Carl Wendorff is the youth leader at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. 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Main, 433-2550, Sundaysidney.corn, Member of Christian Missionaryschool 9:30 a.m., Sunday United Pentecostal Church ELCA, 418 West Main (cor- ner of Main Street and Lin- coln Avenue), Wednesday: Bible School for children 3:30-5 p.m., Intermission activities 5-;~,45 p.m., Community meal 5:45 p.m.; Saturday service, 5 p.m., Sunday service, 9 a.m., (radio broadcast on K1"HC- FM-95.1, Pastor George Karres 406.433-3350. Peoples Congregational Church, UCC 405 10th Ave. S.W., 433-3707, Sunday morning worship 11 a.m., Sunday school 9:45 a.m., Communion first Sunday Service All Brands Service All Brands Heating .Refrigeration .Air Conditioning Sales .Service .Installation 1991 W. Holly St., Sidney 406-488-4657 /i!i? Le~ing Pe~)#e ~nto A Gr~x;:,g Ro~txmship Wi~h J~s~s Chr~t www.sidneyag.com 414 E. 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[ J 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship School, 9:30 a.m. Night Services, 6:30 p.m. Lincoln and 9th St. SW., Shepherd of the Valley Shepherd of the Valley 11 a.m. . St, Frances de Sales bays & girls programs, 406-488-1956, PastorLutheran Church AALC, ~,'~j L~ Charch Fairview Alliance Church, Catholic Church, 406- Hanger Youthand Adult Richard Evans, parsonage 211 E. Holly Rd., Pastor ~ Sunday worship 9:30 am k~ Coffee hour to follow. 702 Western Ave., 742- 485-3520, Richey, Mont., Prayer Meeting 7 p.m., 406-488-8858, www. David Huskamp, 433-7479,