Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 33 | 16 August 2020 Lord's Day

LORD’S DAY SERVICE ORDER

ANNOUNCER: Elder Anthony Lim
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 56
Responsive Reading:
7. Psalm 16
Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Scripture Reading:
1 Thessalonians 5:21-23
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
(pre-recorded):
The Love of God is Greater Far
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Are you healthy?
Hymn 330
Offering Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Offering Song:
Every Praise
(GSS Teachers)
*Announcements
*Hymn 6
*Benediction by Pastor Samuel Kim

*Congregation Standing

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Let us continue to pray for the growth of our church and for the work of evangelism.
  • Please refer to the following for our online service times and locations:

    • Wed service @ 7:40pm – *On YouTube
    • Saturday Dawn prayer service @ 6am – Special study series *On Zoom
    • Lord’s Day service @ 10:45am – *On YouTube
    • Lord’s Day bible study @ 4pm – Ezekiel Cell Group Book studies *On Zoom

    *YouTube link: http://live.zionchurch.sg
    *Zoom link: http://zoom.zionchurch.sg

  • Pastor Andrew Pak will be guest speaking at Hinghwa Methodist Church’s Zoom service on Sat, 29 Aug at 5pm. Stay tuned for more details.
  • There will be an Online Seminar organized by HORA Ministries via Zoom on Sat, Sep 5 from 1:30 pm to 4pm. The theme is “The Transitions in History”. We will have special speakers: Dr. Joanna Pae and Rev. Dr. Andrew Pak for the sessions. Please pray that God will be glorified and all will be blessed through the teachings.

    To register your attendance, scan in the QR code on the Whatzapp poster invite or visit http://HORAMinistries.com for more details.

  • The church is open for those who wish to view the recorded service in the sanctuary on Lord’s Days during the main service time up to 50 pax. Those who wish to come to church will need to fill out an acknowledgement form on our website, register their attendance and meet all the requirements for the safety measures that are mandated by MCCY. Please see the details on the website (http://zionchurch.sg/covid-phase2).

UPCOMING PRAYER DUTY

Wednesday 19 August : Elder Steve Yoon

Lord’s Day 23 August : Elder Ridwan Dinata

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

    Leviticus 17: Marriage Vow

    Scripture: Leviticus 27:1-2, 26-30

    Who is God to you? Is He the One that you love so much, so intimate and close? Or is He the God who is there to cater to your needs?

    In the closing chapter of Leviticus, God speaks about two things: (1) making a vow and (2) tithing. The purpose of giving Leviticus to the people of Israel was to restore their dwelling in the house of God together with Him. Now God is telling His people, “We are now family.” Just as husband and wife are bound in the marriage covenant through marriage vows, God is confirming Israel’s commitment and dedication to live with Him. This promise is called a vow, and tithe is the aspect of becoming one, sharing time, resources, and love together. Vows and tithes are confessions of our faith to God.

    1. What is a Vow?

    Leviticus chapter 27, today’s passage, refers to a vow as consecrating something—myself, my property, my offering, my animal—holy to the Lord. What is given in a vow becomes holy; what is given to God becomes holy. That’s a vow. It speaks of four different cases of vowing:

    (1) Vowing oneself, my life, my family.
    (2) Vowing to give an animal as an offering.
    (3) Vowing to give a house as an offering.
    (4) Vowing a part of the fields of one’s property.

    A vow is what I voluntarily promise to dedicate and give to God in response to the grace and blessings that He has given to us. So it’s not forced. The Bible says anything that is given to God is consecrated and holy. But what I have vowed, I must keep my promise. God holds us accountable to it (Deut 23:21-23).

    Leviticus 27 says the cows and animals have value. When you cannot give the animal itself as an offering due to blemish, you then give the equivalent value of the animal to the Lord, adding one-fifth more.

    So let’s apply that to us. We were dedicated to the Lord, but something went wrong; corruption took place. We became blemished. Somebody needed to pay for that value. Paying that value is called redemption. God says the value is the life of His Son. That’s what He paid to redeem us.

    We know the story in Acts chapter 5, about Ananias and Sapphira changing their minds after making a vow to God. God struck them to death because they ended up lying to Him. This story shows us the weight and importance of making vows. One very important vow we make with God is during baptism. When we are baptized into Christ, we are dedicating and confessing that our new life belongs to Him.

    What is dedication here? How do we dedicate to God? Micah 6:6-8 says dedicating is to do justice; that is, to follow the Word of God, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God. That’s the great offering that He’s expecting of us.

    2. What is a Tithe?

    (Lev 27:26-34) God wants the firstborns, firstfruits, and the tithes.

    Leviticus focuses on how to live as true people of God. God created the whole universe, and we are the receivers of His blessings and life. Just realizing that will start to make a change.

    In the Old Testament, people of God had signs on one part of their bodies, called circumcision, to designate that their whole body and life belong to God. Tithe has the same meaning. It’s only one part out of ten that we give to God, but it represents the whole. Tithing is an acknowledgment that everything I have belongs to God. When I give that one part, God says the rest is also sanctified.

    The first tithes in the Bible were given by Abraham and Jacob. A common thing about them is that they were given before the Law was established. So it was not forced. It was a natural and joyful response when they encountered God, received answers to their prayers, and truly believed that God was working powerfully in their lives. Tithe was a confession that they believed and knew God was present in their lives every moment.

    In Isaiah 43:1, God says, “I have redeemed you; I have paid the price you are valued for. So He says, you are mine.” The overarching theme of Leviticus is God’s message to His people saying: “You are Mine, and I am yours.” May we be able to hear that in our lives. No matter what we are going through, just like Jacob, we may be aimlessly running away from something. But God says even there, “I am with you; wherever you go, I will be there with you.”

    Jesus says in Luke 11:42 that He doesn’t want just physical offerings or lip service. He wants our hearts and love to move even our bodies in dedicating and giving to Him. We are not talking about dollar signs but about our lives. May our lives be consecrated by expressing our love to Him genuinely. May everything about us be consecrated and blessed.

    Conclusion

    Let’s ask ourselves:

    – How close am I to God today?
    – How close do I want to be with Him?
    – What kind of relationship do I have with Him? What kind of relationship do I want with Him?

    AMEN.

    Pastor Samuel Kim

    Summarized by Sandra Yong

    2020-08-14T09:48:02+00:00
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