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LORD’S DAY SERVICE ORDER

ANNOUNCER: Elder Ridwan Dinata
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 56
Responsive Reading:
72. Parent’s Sunday
Prayer by Elder Ridwan Dinata
Scripture Reading:
Luke 19:10, Isaiah 43:1
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
(pre-recorded):
Thanks to God
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
You are Mine!
Hymn 499
Offering Prayer by Elder Ridwan Dinata
Offering Song
He is the Light of the World
*Announcements
*Hymn 6
*Benediction by Pastor Samuel Kim

*Congregation Standing

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Let us continue to pray for the growth of our church and for the work of evangelism.
  2. There will be Wednesday service, special bible studies and dawn services on YouTube and Zoom. Please find the date, time and location as follows.
    • Wednesday evening service, 7:40pm on Youtube live.zionchurch.sg
    • Friday evening special bible studies, 7:45pm on Youtube live.zionchurch.sg
    • Saturday Dawn prayer service, 6:00am on zoom
    • Lord’s day bible studies on Ezekiel cell group books, 2:00pm on zoom.
  3. The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has stepped up their control and patrol for Nordcom 2 building under covid-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) regulations 2020. Entry to Nordcom 2 is only allowed with a valid approval from the authorities. Find out more on zionchurch.sg/covid-19
  4. The Men’s Ministry has mailed out NTUC vouchers to treat the well-deserved mothers (both physical & spiritual) of Zion Church who have been nurturing the members. We wish you a Blessed Mother’s Day!
  5. They will be a brief Women’s Ministry meeting after the service today via zoom.
  6. There is Bible Study today at 2pm on zoom. Ask your CG leader for the invitation link.

UPCOMING PRAYER DUTY

Wednesday 13 May : Deacon Andrew Cheong

Lord’s Day 17 May : Elder William Ng

OFFERING & TITHE

Via Internet Banking

You can give an offering electronically by transferring to the following account:

1. For regular, tithes, thanksgiving, special, and missions offerings ONLY
OCBC Bank Account: ZION CHURCH
Account#: 621835867001
PayNow UEN#: T00SS0141D

NOTE: Please specify Name, Purpose and Date (ddmmmyy) of the offering in the MEMO or Bill Reference Number section. See Example 1.

2. For Building Offerings ONLY
DBS Bank Account: ZION CHURCH
Account#: 047-903777-2

NOTE: Please specify Name, Purpose and Date (ddmmmyy) of the offering in the MEMO or Bill Reference Number section. See Example 2.

Use the following acronyms to indicate Purpose (offering type):

  • RO = Regular Offering
  • TH = Tithes
  • TG = Thanksgiving
  • SP = Special Offering
  • MO = Missions Offering
  • BO = Building Offering

Example 1:
JohnDoe TH 05APR20
SamMiller TG 05Mar20
JaneSmith RO 03May20

Example 2:
JohnDoe BO 05APR20

By Mail

You may mail your offering cheques to Zion Church to below address:
“Finance Department”.
2 Gambas Crescent, Nordcom 2 Tower 2 #10-13. Siangapore 757044.

By ATM

You may transfer via ATM:
BUT PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO SPECIFY TYPE OF OFFERING if you use this option.
Please inform any Finance Team member if want your offering to be recorded.

  • Eldress May Ling
  • Deaconess Leh Tieng
  • Elder Steve
  • Living Manna

    Sermon Summary
    Biblical Values – Law of God

    Scripture: Joshua 22:5

    God spoke to the Israelites right before they entered into the promised land of Canaan. God says: The only thing you need to do is to remember My Commandments and I will bless you.

    Biblical values are values of our life, something that we live by, a foundation that I hold down and decides the direction of my life. Bible teaches us to live by the 10 Commandments, the law of God. When we ask: What should I do? It always leads to the law of God, and also the law of God that Jesus explains to us. There is amazing love found in the law of God.

    In any country, the law gives definitions and guidance to our thoughts and ideologies. It is essential for a country or society to be formed. This law in a kingdom is called sovereignty. That is exactly what Adam had lost in the Garden of Eden, when he rejected God’s Word, he rejected God’s law. As a result, mankind went down a spiral and perished. Destruction comes as a result of rejecting the sovereignty of God.

    Later through Moses God gives this law, the purpose is to restore us from destruction. Israel is the centre of the world. The centre of Israel is the temple in Jerusalem. The centre of the temple is the ark of the covenant in the Holy of Holies. Inside the ark of the covenant were the 2 tablets of stone upon which the 10 Commandments were written. Therefore we can conclude that the 10 Commandments is the centre of the world.

    The 10 Commandments explain the core of God’s Word given to Adam, and the message to be delivered and given to us through Jesus Christ. The 10 Commandments are the gospel of freedom, love and grace. (Exodus 20:1-17)

    The law is spoken by God and is given as the basis of freedom. Therefore if we reject God’s law, we are enslaved by something else, and we are not free. When people realise there are values, there are restrictions and laws. The reason why God gave the law to us, is because in the eyes of God we are valuable. The reason why God gave us the 10 Commandments is to protect the love between God and us. To restore God’s love in us, and our love for God also. So the law is given because of love, and Jesus said, the law is fulfilled through love.

    The 10 Commandments were first given through God’s audible voice, God Himself spoke it. So, it holds that powerful authority. This authority is above government, kingdom, and anything on this earth.

    Why is the law of God core to our values?

    It teaches us who God is, how, when and with what attitude we ought to worship Him. It teaches us about our relationship with God, His name, His time (Sabbath), and other people He cares for such as our parents whom He used for our own existence and other people whom He loves. The 10 Commandments tell us about God’s deep love for mankind. All the human rights that need to be protected are in the 10 Commandments. The law of God helps us to see the world and see God, through the lens of His love, according to His perspective. Moreover, the law reminds us we are His children and we are free. The law is not for Him but for us.

    The law tells us to not worship any other gods. Idols can be our phones, money, ourselves, work, our education, our ideologies etc. It is only by the law of God that we can have true justice, equality, rights for humanity and freedom. All good systems like education, love, and wealth, cannot exist without God.

    If more people worship God and follow the law of God, this world would be a better place to live. People would respect each other, and love each other better, in a more sane and biblical way. The commandments also tell us not to use God’s name in vain. Did you know this is the only commandment in the bible that states God will certainly punish you if you use God’s name in vain?

    Exodus 20:7 (ESV) “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
    “Take” in Hebrew is nasar: Means to take, lift high, carry. It is not just about using God’s Word in our vocabulary but about carrying it, and living it in our lives. Can you proudly tell people out there, that I am a Christian? Will people recognise and acknowledge that you are a Christian? God says: Carry My name properly.

    The last commandment tells us not to covet. This is the only commandment that is about our thoughts and not our behaviour. Coveting is in our minds and thoughts. It is because we covet due to our greed, that we end up committing murder, adultery, stealing, and lying. It is the covetousness that Satan sowed into the hearts of Adam and Eve that they committed sin. Because of them, everyone else born afterwards has to die.

    Love is the core of God’s law. If you want to keep all of God’s laws, we have to have the love of God, and the love of neighbours. If you want to break every single covenant, be greedy. The 10 Commandments are about God’s love vs your greed. What we choose determines the values we have in our lives.

    The end of the 10 Commandments is Jesus Christ. A lot of people try to separate the Old Testament law and Jesus Christ. But Jesus said I came not to abolish the law but to fulfil it.

    Let’s think about the 10 Commandments in reflection to Jesus.
    1. Jesus is the only one to be worshipped (John 10:30, 36-39)
    2. Method and means of worship – Do not worship idols (John 4:24)
    3. Attitude and mindset and core of worship – do not exalt things in vain, but only the name of the One who receives our worship (John 8:53-58)
    4. Time of worship (Matthew 12:8)
    5. Honour your father and mother – Know and believe in the true Father (Matthew 8:21-22)
    6. Do not murder – Do not kill Jesus! (John 7:19, 8:37)
    7. Do not commit adultery – we are the bride of Christ (Matthew 25:1-4, Revelation 19:6-8)
    8. Do not steal – do not take Jesus’ place or things (hearts/souls) that are not permitted to us (Matthew 21:13, Mark 11:17, Luke 19:46)
    9. Do not lie – not understanding the truth and speaking non-truths is a lie (John 14:6)
    10. Do not covet (Luke 12:15-18)

    Conclusion: Why did God give us the Law? (Deuteronomy 7:12-16)

    If you keep the law of God, listen to God’s statutes and do them, God will give you everything. This is the blessing of lovingkindness of God being with you. May the law of God become the foundation upon which we build our house, faith, and lives. So that your life and your family will be a beautiful one that will be merged into the kingdom of God in the end.

    AMEN.

    Pastor Samuel Kim

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