Monday, June 19, 2017

Reflection - Faithful to the end (Links)

Source (book): "Faithful to the end"
By Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012


'Faithful to the end', A Preacher's Exposition of 2 Timothy, @ 2014 by Robert M. Solomon<br>
PHOTO: 'Faithful to the end', A Preacher's Exposition of 2 Timothy, @ 2014 by Robert M. Solomon
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Hopefully some of the information, reflection and discussion obtained from the internet and the book by Robert M. Solomon, "Faithful to the end" A Preacher's Exposition of 2 Timothy, can be useful. Some of them are listed in the following.

Chapter 1 - Introduction: A Farewell (2 Timothy 1:1-2)
Have not yet attempt the questions.


Assurance of salvation
PHOTO: Assurance of salvation
Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in ourselves or our future.

If we have accepted Jesus and His death on the cross for our sins as full payment for our sin, we have Jesus; therefore, we are forgiven, we are saved, we possess the gift of eternal life, and heaven will be our home.

When we stand on the Word of God by faith in what Jesus has done, then the Bible assures us that our forgiveness and salvation are guaranteed.

Because you have believed in Jesus, and because you have entrusted your life to Him, you can be certain that He will take care of you until the day that He returns and takes you to live with Him forever. Your life and eternal destiny are in His hands, and He won*t drop you!

From now on, when Satan brings doubts to your mind, put your faith in the facts that are recorded in God's Word. Learn to say: "God says it. I believe it. and that settles it!"
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http://www.marsingnaz.org/site/cs/editorial.asp?page=4
http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/04/reflection-this-grace-was-given-to-us.html

 

Part One: United with Christ (2 Timothy 1:1-18)
Chapter 2 - I Know Whom I Have Believed (2 Timothy 1:1-18)
Question 1 - Reflection - 'I know whom I have believed' , http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/03/reflection-i-know-whom-i-have-believed.html [11]
 
Question 2 - Reflection - 'the pattern of sound teaching', http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/03/reflection-pattern-of-sound-teaching.html [12]
 
Question 3 - Reflection - "This grace was given to us before the beginning of time", http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/04/reflection-this-grace-was-given-to-us.html [13]

Question 4 - Reflection - "Why is Jesus the unique and only Saviour of the world?", http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/04/reflection-why-is-jesus-unique-and-only.html [14]


Learn from Paul: Emulate those who were righteous, those who feared, trusted and obeyed God
PHOTO: Learn from Paul: Emulate those who were righteous, those who feared, trusted and obeyed God
Paul sought to emulate them in a way he served God. These include well-known persons (Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Barak, Samuel, David) as well as many unnamed persons, including many prophets, who were prosecuted and martyred for their faith.
Many people call Hebrews 11 the “Faith Chapter” or “Faith Hall of Fame.” This chapter lists many people in the Old Testament who were faithful to God. This chapter also explains how these people were faithful to Him. They were faithful to God in many different ways.
Enoch pleased God. Noah had respect for God. Abraham obeyed and trusted God. Isaac blessed others. Moses’ mother and father protected him. Moses suffered with the Israelites while they were in Egypt. The Israelites followed God’s instructions in Jericho. Rahab treated Israelites as her friends. Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets all did what was right for God.
Do you want to be part of the “Faith Hall of Fame”? Be like all the people listed above. Please respect God. Obey and trust Him. Bless and protect others. Suffer for Jesus. Follow God’s instructions carefully. Treat others, including your enemies, as your friends. Do what is right.
You can do it. Be faithful to God. - CPE

God was pleased with all of them because of their faith.” (Hebrews 11:39a)
PRAYER: "Dear God, help me to be faithful to You. In Jesus’ name. Amen."
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http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/04/reflection-old-and-new-testament.html



Chapter 3 - I Know My Heritage (2 Timothy 1:3-7)
Question 1 - Reflection - Old and New Testament, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/04/reflection-old-and-new-testament.html [15]
 
Question 2 - Reflection - Christian Family, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/05/reflection-christian-family.html [16]
 
Question 3 - Reflection - Inspiring Christians, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/05/reflection-inspiring-christians.html [17]
 
Question 4 - Reflection - Communion of saints, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/06/reflection-communion-of-saints.html [18]



Jesus Grabbing your hand
PHOTO: Jesus Grabbing your hand
Hey Soul Beautiful You? Can I grab your hand tonight and pray with you for all the hard people in our lives?

"Bless our enemies, O Lord. We bless them and do not curse them. Enemies have driven us into your embrace more than friends have.Enemies have loosed us from earth more than friends have…Enemies have made us a hunted animal, finding safer shelter than an unhunted animal does.

We found safest sanctuary in You…may too our enemies-made-grace.
We found greatest grace in You… may our enemies-made-grace find Your generous grace alive and radical in us.
We found fullest forgiveness in You… may our enemies-made-grace find faith and freedom in You and Your forgiveness working surprising ways in us.

The longer we walk with you, Lord, we find we have no enemies: only Your gift of chisels etching us deep.

Bless my enemies, O Lord. We bless them and do not curse them.
In the name of Jesus who loved His enemies to death...
Amen.
"
Text posted by Ann Voskamp on January 30, 2014
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http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/06/reflection-pauls-biblical-accounts.html

 

Chapter 4 - United with Christ in Service and Suffering (2 Timothy 1:8-18)
Question 1 - Reflection - Paul's biblical accounts, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/06/reflection-pauls-biblical-accounts.html [19]
 
Question 2 - Reflection - Father John Chrysostom's comment, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/06/reflection-father-john-chrysostoms.html [20]
 
Question 3 - Reflection - Heresy, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/06/reflection-heresy.html [21]
 
Question 4 - Reflection - Suffering for the faith, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/07/reflection-suffering-for-faith.html [22]


Useful to the Lord
PHOTO: Useful to the Lord
If we are to be useful to God, we have to be holy instruments. The biblical work "holy" means "to be set apart". A holy instrument is set apart for a particular purpose and used only for that purpose, such as a surgeon's scalpel is used to make incisions and not to drive screws or open cans. To be set apart also means that as holy instruments, we avail ourselves for the Lord's exclusive use. There cannot be more than one master, for Jesus did say: "You cannot serve both God and Money" (Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13).
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Part Two: Useful to Christ (2 Timothy 2:1-26)
Chapter 5 - Our Attitude to Ministry (2 Timothy 2:1-13)
Question 1 - Reflection - Useful to the Lord, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/08/reflection-useful-to-lord.html [23]
 
Question 2 - Reflection - Walking with the Lord, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/09/reflection-walking-with-lord.html [24]
 
Question 3 - Reflection - Remember Jesus Christ, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/10/reflection-remember-jesus-christ.html [25]
 
Question 4 - Reflection - Relationship with Jesus Christ, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/10/reflection-relationship-with-jesus.html [26]


Heresies are wrong teaching arising from unbalanced Bible interpretation
PHOTO: Heresies are wrong teaching arising from unbalanced Bible interpretation
Some get into a position that one is saved solely by the irresistible grace of God and the believer is like the passive kitten. On the other hand, others hold an extreme position of human response and responsibility that marginalises divine sovereign grace.
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Chapter 6 - Meditation and Application (2 Timothy 2:14-19)
Question 1 - Reflection - Approval of a good workman, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/11/reflection-approval-of-good-workman.html [27]
 
Question 2 - Reflection - Biblical balance, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/11/reflection-biblical-balance.html [28]
 
Question 3 - Reflection - Workman of the Word, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/12/reflection-workman-of-word.html [29]
 
Question 4 - Reflection - Effective Bible Reading, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/12/reflection-effective-bible-reading.html [30]


Those who flee from sin and pursue holiness are those who seek to do God's will. All others, by default, end up doing Satan's will.
PHOTO: Those who flee from sin and pursue holiness are those who seek to do God's will. All others, by default, end up doing Satan's will. Whether we are pursuing sinful desires of the flesh or worldly desires of popularity, power, materialism and self-indulgence, we are doing the devil's will. Those who think they are free to do whatever they desire are in fact prisoners of Satan.
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Chapter 7 - Ministering to the Lost (2 Timothy 2:20-26)
Question 1 - Reflection - Double duty of Christians, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/01/reflection-double-duty-of-christians.html [31]
 
Question 2 - Reflection - Quarrelling about words, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/01/reflection-quarrelling-about-words.html [32]
 
Question 3 - Reflection - False Teachers, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/02/reflection-false-teachers.html [33]
 
Question 4 - Reflection - Doing God's will, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/02/reflection-doing-gods-will.html [34]


In the Jewish culture of Jesus of Nazareth, women were very low in status. If a women was caught in the act of adultery, she could be stoned - forget about the man’s transgressions! The testimony of a woman was useless and never to be taken as truthful.
PHOTO: In the Jewish culture of Jesus of Nazareth, women were very low in status. If a woman was caught in the act of adultery, she could be stoned - forget about the man's transgressions! The testimony of a woman was useless and never to be taken as truthful.
They called her a whore. Jesus called her a "woman". How grateful and relieved she must have felt to be forgiven in person, and to know that her Lord still loved her!
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Part Three: Unlike the World (2 Timothy 3:1-4:5)
Chapter 8 - The Terrible and Its People (2 Timothy 3:1-9)
Question 1 - Reflection - Human Conduct, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/03/reflection-human-conduct.html [35]
 
Question 2 - Reflection - Misplaced Love, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/03/reflection-misplaced-love.html [36]
 
Question 3 - Reflection - Attitudes, Motives and Conduct, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/04/reflection-attitudes-motives-and-conduct.html [37]
 
Question 4 - Reflection - Have Nothing to Do with Terrible Characteristics of People, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/04/reflection-have-nothing-to-do-with.html [38]


What is acquired and learnt, regarding the terrible characteristics of people of the last days, must be discarded. They are to be replaced by practicing having integrity and faithfulness to God in everything we do. Only by this way can we stop following the terrible lifestyle of the people of the world and do the deeds that are pleasing to God. With the Holy Spirit working in us, we will be guided to prioritize doing God's will first, just like Paul's way of life.
PHOTO: What is acquired and learned, regarding the terrible characteristics of people of the last days, must be discarded. They are to be replaced by practicing having integrity and faithfulness to God in everything we do. Only by this way can we stop following the terrible lifestyle of the people of the world and do the deeds that are pleasing to God. With the Holy Spirit working in us, we will be guided to prioritize doing God's will first, just like Paul's way of life.
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http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/05/reflection-how-pauls-life-is-different.html

 

Chapter 9 - Christian Character in a Terrible World (2 Timothy 3:10-17)
Question 1 - Reflection - How Paul's life is different, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/05/reflection-how-pauls-life-is-different.html [39]
 
Question 2 - Reflection - Godliness and Persecution, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/05/reflection-godliness-and-persecution.html [40]
 
Question 3 - Reflection - Spiritual Mentors, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/06/reflection-spiritual-mentors.html [41]
 
Question 4 - Reflection - Experiencing God (1), http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/06/reflection-experiencing-god-1.html [42]
 
Question 4 - Reflection - Experiencing God (2), http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/07/reflection-experiencing-god-2.html [43]
 
Question 4 - Reflection - Experiencing God (3), http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/07/reflection-experiencing-god-3.html [44]
 
Question 4 - Reflection - Experiencing God (4), http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/07/reflection-experiencing-god-4.html [45]


The purpose is not for Timothy and all the disciples of Jesus who would read this epistle to respond by withdrawing from this awful world.
PHOTO: The purpose is not for Timothy and all the disciples of Jesus who would read this epistle to respond by withdrawing from this awful world. Rather, the challenge is to be involved in this world, by the grace of God, so that who we are and what we do would result in the redemption of many of these people trapped in sinful behaviour in a darkening world.
The proper Christian response to the sinful world of the last days is to mediate the presence of Christ through the manifestation of Christ's character and ministry.
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Chapter 10 - Christian Ministry in a Terrible World (2 Timothy 4:1-5)
Question 1 - Reflection - Christian response to Christ's ministry, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/07/reflection-christian-response-to.html [46]
 
Question 2 - Reflection - Christian's motive for ministry, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/08/reflection-christians-motive-for.html [47]
 
Question 3 - Reflection - Christian's modes of ministry, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/08/reflection-christians-modes-of-ministry.html [48]
 
Question 4 - Reflection - Christian's manner of ministry, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/09/reflection-christians-manner-of-ministry.html [49]


Fight in the spiritual battle
PHOTO: Fight in the spiritual battle
At the heart of this battle is an unseen spiritual warfare. This fight is against the three enemies of the soul - the flesh, the devil, and the world. The fight (Greek agōn, which has the same root as the word "agony") is not an easy one, but has that bruises and hurts. "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (Ephesians 6:12).
We must have the characteristics of a useful servant of God. As a faithful committed soldier, fight the good fight. As a disciplined athlete, finishing the race without losing and without being disqualified. And as a diligent farmer, ensuring a rich harvest both in our life and in God's field of ministry; keep the faith and prove ourselves as a holy instrument truly useful to God.
This spiritual war is not fought using weaponry, physical might and earthly power. The battle is fought through the cross of self-sacrificial love which challenged against the sinful ways of the world.
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Part Four: Faithful to the End (2 Timothy 4:6-22)
Chapter 11 - Preparing for the End (2 Timothy 4:6-8)
Question 1 - Reflection - Paul's three wonderful declarations (2 Timothy 4:7), http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/09/reflection-pauls-three-wonderful.html [50]
 
Question 2 - Reflection - Thoughts at the end of life, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/10/reflection-thoughts-at-end-of-life.html [51]
 
Question 3 - Reflection - Crown of righteousness, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/10/reflection-crown-of-righteousness.html [52]
 
Question 4 - Reflection - Preparing for the End, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/11/reflection-preparing-for-end.html [53]


In Paul's teaching that we are embodied human beings (provide a spirit with a physical form).
PHOTO: In Paul's teaching that we are embodied human beings (provide a spirit with a physical form).  It is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19), an instrument of holiness. We must, therefore, take care of the body, make sure that it is used to glorify God, and co-operate with Him in our quest for holiness. Embodied beings means the physical and non-physical parts of our lives interact and have mutual influence. A healthy soul can contribute to a healthy mind and body.
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Chapter 12 - Personal Needs at the End  (2 Timothy 4:9-15)
Question 1 - Reflection - Paul's theology of the body, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/12/reflection-pauls-theology-of-body.html [54]
 
Question 2 - Reflection - Christian Mind, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/12/reflection-christian-mind.html [55]
 
Question 3 - Reflection - Social needs, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/01/reflection-social-needs.html [56]
 
Question 4 - Reflection - People important to you, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/02/reflection-people-important-to-you.html [57]


Paul knew that while no human being would be able to walk with him into death, his Lord would surely go with him.
PHOTO: Paul knew that while no human being would be able to walk with him into death, his Lord would surely go with him. His Lord who had died and was raised would personally guide him safely through death and usher him into the eternal kingdom in the presence of God. He may die soon, but whatever happened, he could trust his Lord. Even if he were put to death, he knew that his Lord would not abandon him, but would walk through death with him.
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Chapter 13 - Faithful to the End  (2 Timothy 4:16-22)
Question 1 - Reflection - God's presence, purpose and promises - 1, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/03/reflection-gods-presence-purpose-and.html [58]
 
Question 1 - Reflection - God's presence, purpose and promises - 2, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/03/reflection-gods-presence-purpose-and_9.html [59]
 
Question 1 - Reflection - God's presence, purpose and promises - 3, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/03/reflection-gods-presence-purpose-and_11.html [60]
 
Question 1 - Reflection - God's presence, purpose and promises - 4, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/03/reflection-gods-presence-purpose-and_15.html [61]
 
Question 2 - Reflection - Doing ministry out of adversity, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/04/reflection-doing-ministry-out-of.html [62]
 
Question 3 - Reflection - End of life, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/04/reflection-end-of-life.html [63]
 
Question 4 - Reflection - Die well means Live Well, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/05/reflection-die-well-means-live-well.html [64]


What are the key lessons learned from 2 Timothy?
PHOTO: What are the key lessons learned from 2 Timothy?

  • Paul's deep relationship with Jesus for us to do likewise
  • Live and led others into the Story of Jesus, one in which we can live and dwell securely and faithfully
  • Study God's Word and teach it faithfully, and be God's useful holy instrument
  • Serve in a Christlike manner with Christlike character and in Christlike ministry
  • Always sought to be useful to our Lord and to meet our human needs legitimately and simply
  • Keep the faith to the end, in spite of all temptations and obstacles
  • Find answers to challenging thoughts about the direction and destiny of our own lives
  • We can only be successful according to God's terms if He is with our spirits and His grace touches our lives
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Chapter 14 - Conclusion: A Continuing Challenge
Question 1 - Reflection - Key lessons learned from 2 Timothy, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/06/reflection-key-lessons-learned-from-2.html [64]

Question 2 - Haven't attempt yet


The modern-day church is filled with pharisees. (Lightstock ) [1]
The likes of the Pharisees and teachers of the Law have never gone away. There are still those today who look at the small things they deem wrong rather than the wonderful things God is doing! They nitpick at those who are doing the work of God because the way that work is being done doesn't please them.



Lord Jesus, help me not to be a person whose initial tendency is to find fault with what someone else is doing. Help me first to look for the good, and if any fault remains, then grant me wisdom to know how to address it lovingly.
PHOTO: A Prayer: "Lord Jesus, help me not to be a person whose initial tendency is to find fault with what someone else is doing. Help me first to look for the good, and if any fault remains, then grant me wisdom to know how to address it lovingly."
Picture posted by George O. Wood, Charismai on 25 September 2015 at 2:00PM EDT
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http://www.charismamag.com/spirit/church-ministry/24464-when-people-around-you-act-like-pharisees-george-wood


Reflection - Faithful to the end (Links)
By Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012



Reference
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[1] George O. Wood, When People Around You Act Like Pharisees, posted on 25 September 2015 at 2:00PM EDT, http://www.charismamag.com/spirit/church-ministry/24464-when-people-around-you-act-like-pharisees-george-wood

[11] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - 'I know whom I have believed', posted on Sunday, 08 March 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/03/reflection-i-know-whom-i-have-believed.html

[12] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - 'the pattern of sound teaching', posted on Saturday, 14 March 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/03/reflection-pattern-of-sound-teaching.html

[13] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - "This grace was given to us before the beginning of time", posted on Wednesday, 01 April 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/04/reflection-this-grace-was-given-to-us.html

[14] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - "Why is Jesus the unique and only Saviour of the world?", posted on Thursday, 09 April 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/04/reflection-why-is-jesus-unique-and-only.html

[15] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Old and New Testament, posted on Wednesday, 29 April 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/04/reflection-old-and-new-testament.html

[16] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Christian Family, posted on Thursday, 07 May 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/05/reflection-christian-family.html

[17] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Inspiring Christians, posted on Tuesday, 19 May 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/05/reflection-inspiring-christians.html

[18] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Communion of saints, posted on Monday, 01 June 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/06/reflection-communion-of-saints.html

[19] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Paul's biblical accounts, posted on Wednesday, 10 June 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/06/reflection-pauls-biblical-accounts.html

[20] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Father John Chrysostom's comment, posted on Tuesday, 16 June 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/06/reflection-father-john-chrysostoms.html

[21] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Heresy, posted on Tuesday, 23 June 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/06/reflection-heresy.html

[22] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Suffering for the faith, posted on Friday, 10 July 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/07/reflection-suffering-for-faith.html

[23] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Useful to the Lord, posted on Saturday, 15 August 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/08/reflection-useful-to-lord.html

[24] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Walking with the Lord, posted on Tuesday, 15 September 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/09/reflection-walking-with-lord.html

[25] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Remember Jesus Christ, posted on Wednesday, 21 October 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/10/reflection-remember-jesus-christ.html

[26] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Relationship with Jesus Christ, posted on Friday, 30 October 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/10/reflection-relationship-with-jesus.html

[27] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Approval of a good workman, posted on Saturday, 14 November 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/11/reflection-approval-of-good-workman.html

[28] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Biblical balance, posted on Tuesday, 24 November 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/11/reflection-biblical-balance.html

[29] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Workman of the Word, posted on Monday, 21 December 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/12/reflection-workman-of-word.html

[30] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Effective Bible Reading, posted on Saturday, 26 December 2015, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2015/12/reflection-effective-bible-reading.html

[31] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Double duty of Christians, posted on Sunday, 24 January 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/01/reflection-double-duty-of-christians.html

[32] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Quarrelling about words, posted on Sunday, 31 January 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/01/reflection-quarrelling-about-words.html

[33] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - False Teachers, posted on Thursday, 04 February 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/02/reflection-false-teachers.html

[34] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Doing God's will, posted on Thursday, 18 February 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/02/reflection-doing-gods-will.html

[35] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Human Conduct, posted on Tuesday, 08 March 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/03/reflection-human-conduct.html

[36] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Misplaced Love, posted on Thursday, 24 March 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/03/reflection-misplaced-love.html

[37] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Attitudes, Motives and Conduct, posted on Thursday, 07 April 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/04/reflection-attitudes-motives-and-conduct.html

[38] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Have Nothing to Do with Terrible Characteristics of People, posted on Wednesday, 20 April 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/04/reflection-have-nothing-to-do-with.html

[39] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - How Paul's life is different, posted on Monday, 02 May 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/05/reflection-how-pauls-life-is-different.html

[40] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Godliness and Persecution, posted on Wednesday, 18 May 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/05/reflection-godliness-and-persecution.html

[41] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Spiritual Mentors, posted on Wednesday,
01 June 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/06/reflection-spiritual-mentors.html

[42] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Experiencing God (1), posted on Thursday, 30 June 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/06/reflection-experiencing-god-1.html

[43] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Experiencing God (2), posted on unday, 03 July 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/07/reflection-experiencing-god-2.html

[44] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Experiencing God (3), posted on Tuesday, 05 July 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/07/reflection-experiencing-god-3.html

[45] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Experiencing God (4), posted on Sunday, 10 July 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/07/reflection-experiencing-god-4.html

[46] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Christian response to Christ's ministry, posted on Wednesday, 27 July 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/07/reflection-christian-response-to.html

[47] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Christian's motive for ministry, posted on Sunday, 07 August 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/08/reflection-christians-motive-for.html

[48] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Christian's modes of ministry, posted on Thursday, 18 August 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/08/reflection-christians-modes-of-ministry.html
[49] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Christian's manner of ministry, posted on Saturday, 03 September 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/09/reflection-christians-manner-of-ministry.html

[50] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Paul's three wonderful declarations (2 Timothy 4:7), posted on Wednesday, 28 September 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/09/reflection-pauls-three-wonderful.html

[51] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Thoughts at the end of life, posted on Wednesday, 05 October 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/10/reflection-thoughts-at-end-of-life.html

[52] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Crown of righteousness, posted on Saturday, 15 October 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/10/reflection-crown-of-righteousness.html

[53] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Preparing for the End, posted on Wednesday, 02 November 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/11/reflection-preparing-for-end.html

[54] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Paul's theology of the body, posted on Tuesday, 06 December 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/12/reflection-pauls-theology-of-body.html

[55] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Christian Mind, posted on Thursday, 29 December 2016, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/12/reflection-christian-mind.html

[56] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Social needs, posted on Monday, 09 January 2017, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/01/reflection-social-needs.html

[57] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - People important to you, posted on Saturday, 04 February 2017, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/02/reflection-people-important-to-you.html

[58] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - God's presence, purpose and promises - 1, posted on Tuesday, 07 March 2017, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/03/reflection-gods-presence-purpose-and.html

[59] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - God's presence, purpose and promises - 2, posted on Thursday, 09 March 2017, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/03/reflection-gods-presence-purpose-and_9.html

[60] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - God's presence, purpose and promises - 3, posted on Saturday, 11 March 2017, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/03/reflection-gods-presence-purpose-and_11.html

[61] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - God's presence, purpose and promises - 4, posted on Wednesday, 15 March 2017, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/03/reflection-gods-presence-purpose-and_15.html

[62] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Doing ministry out of adversity, posted on Tuesday, 11 April 2017, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/04/reflection-doing-ministry-out-of.html

[63] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - End of life, posted on Sunday, 30 April 2017, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/04/reflection-end-of-life.html

[64] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012, Reflection - Die well means Live Well, posted on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/05/reflection-die-well-means-live-well.html

[65] Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012,  Reflection - Key lessons learned from 2 Timothy, posted on Friday, 16 June, 2017, http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/06/reflection-key-lessons-learned-from-2.html