The Shepherd’s Blog

The Shepherd’s Blog

Pastor Simbo’s writes weekly blogs that inform, inspire, encourage and teach.

Come To God As A Child

“And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” – Matthew 18:3. How do we become like little children? We are being asked here by our Lord to become childlike, and not childish.  There are various times in life when one needs to act mature, and when we do not act mature, we are acting childishly. But here we are asked to become childlike.  We may…

We All Need A Change Of Heart

We cannot love our neighbor as ourselves if our hearts are not transformed. Many of our wrong actions emanate from our hearts. We profess to be followers of Christ but our actions in no way resemble what Christ will do.  We rather chart our own courses, even when these courses are completely different from what the Bible enjoins us to do.  Quite a number of us are nice on the outside but have not allowed the Word of God to…

He Loves Us Still

Too many people are going through too many things these days.  Everywhere you turn, you hear about one mass shooting or the other.  Something seems to be wrong with the psyche of people.  And it does not seem limited to country or continent.  It is also not limited to unbelievers.  Some believers are also losing their minds.  One reason we lose our minds is because we lose hope.  Losing hope is also a sure sign that we have lost faith. …

Purposeful Fathers

Today we celebrate “Fathers’ Day”. I am sure fathers will not mind being celebrated daily.  We are grateful to God for the great dads in our lives. And as we praise God for the gift of godly fathers, we are fully aware that not every person has had the benefit of having a dad that truly deserve the distinction of being “a great Dad”.  But, for all the dads out there who truly and honestly seek that distinction of being…

His Grace To Finish What We Started – Message To Graduates

I have always believed that if God is in it, it shall be accomplished (Isaiah 46:9-11). And the word of God had taught us that God has a plan for each of us.  So, there is no doubt that His plan for us will be accomplished. “The Lord will work out his plans for my life – for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever” – Psalm 138:8b(NLT). In our youth we should work very hard to determine what God’s…

Called To Care

In the parable of the sheep and the goats, Matthew 25:31-46, our Lord Jesus Christ was teaching us about our call to care.  The point of this parable is simple and clear: God will judge us based on our caring service in the face of human need. When we read this passage, we see three distinct lessons our Lord Jesus Christ was trying to teach us.  The Lord has called us to a caring and loving service, He will judge…

The Heavens Declare The Glory Of God

I had the opportunity to visit Alaska this week and was impressed by the natural habitat of Anchorage and its surroundings.  I found myself taking pictures and videos every opportunity I got.  Right from just before we landed, I took many pictures of the landscape, because I know that a picture is worth a thousand words if I must describe this beautiful place. In the end I resigned to the fact that even a picture cannot adequately capture the essence…

Love Makes Allowances

People of God, I have found that it is quite easy for us to talk the talk about love, but when it is time to walk the walk of love, it is a different ball game entirely.  For example, we have learnt that love makes allowances for others, but when you really think about it you find that many of us go into relationships with expectations that are quite rigid.  We find that many of us can be quite tolerant…

Brighten The Corner Where You Are

One of my favorite songs as a young boy attending Sunday School is the song “Brighten the corner where you are.”  It is such a lovely song with a lovely tune and a noble message.  As I grew up, I began to understand the message within this captivating song.  The first verse goes like this: – “Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do, Do not wait to shed your light afar, To the many duties ever…

Mothers: Instinctive Protectors

We thank God for making a day like this possible when we can honor our mothers.  They do deserve the honor.  Our mothers are unique and our relationships with them are also unique.  When I think about a day like this, I wonder what else can one say about mothers that have not been said before.  Absolutely nothing.  What we can do is to examine the practical events of our lives and try to make some enduring points out of…

Every Time We Feel The Spirit

It is yet another time to be thankful.  Yes, every time we have the opportunity, we must always spend time showing our gratitude to our God most high.  Considering what the whole world has been going through since November 2019, it should be a habit for us now to daily lift our voices in prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord.  Every day now is a day seen only by His grace.  There is that song that goes “Every time I…

Love Fulfills The Law

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8).  This is why many people say, “love conquers all”. I find it interesting how just having God’s love in our hearts can help us conquer a lot of situations.  I have also heard people say “love is blind” – this is obviously not strictly true, because God’s love is not blind.  As a matter of fact, God’s love sees all needs.  A blind…