Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 23 | 6 Jun 2021 Lord's Day


ANNOUNCER: Pastor Samuel Kim
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
43. Matthew 6 (43. 马太福音 6)
Prayer by Pastor Samuel Kim
Scripture Reading:
Ephesians 2:1-22
(以弗所书 2:1-22)
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Our Only Hope
Sermon (pre-recorded) by Dr. Baruch Korman
The Cross: The Instrument of Unity
(十字架: 团结的工具)
Hymn 469
Offering Prayer by Pastor Samuel Kim
Offering Song
Fill Me Lord

(Dcn. Andrew Cheong & Chen Ping)
*Hymn 6
*Benediction by Pastor Samuel Kim

*Congregation Standing


  • 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 – *On Zoom

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

  • 2021 Online Proclaim Conference will take place this week from 10-12 June (Thu-Sat) via Zoom.
    Please register at https://proclaim2021.rsvpify.com
  • We will have our Church’s Anniversary Thanksgiving Service on 13 June (next Lord’s Day). Let us give thanks and pray that our Father will continue to bless Zion Church and that we can continue to glorify Him.
  • As part of our missions work to proclaim God’s Word and to support the publication of the 6th book in the series, “The Eternal High Priest of the Covenantal Oath,” Zion Church will be doing a BOOK DRIVE .

    Your missions offering given for BOOK DRIVE will be used to purchase History of Redemption Series books and Bibles (where needed) to be sent to schools, institutions, and individuals who otherwise cannot buy them to read.

    You may participate by indicating “book drive” on the offering envelopes or sending direct bank transfers to:
    HORA Ministries – DBS Bank Account 072-037508-4.
    Account Type: Corporate Multi Currency Account.

  • In view of the Phase 2-Heightened Alert announcement by our government on 15 May 2021, Zion Church has decided to revert to online services for both Lord’s Days and Wednesdays starting 16 May (Lord’s Day) as a precautionary measure in support of the government’s efforts for the next few weeks. There will be no on-site physical church service, departmental meetings or cell group meetings. All will be online until further notice. Please continue to pray that all services will be able to resume soon.

    Zion Church has implemented the TraceTogether ONLY SafeEntry check-in system as of 9 May 2021 in compliance with the Government’s latest mandate for places of worship. We will also be introducing the SafeEntry Gateway in a week’s time. Only the TraceTogether App and Token are accepted for SafeEntry.


Wednesday 9 June: Dcn. Eric Neo

Anniversary Thanksgiving Lord’s Day 13 June:
Pastor Samuel Kim/Elder. Anthony Lim


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
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
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.


You may transfer via ATM:
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
    The First Commandment with a Promise

    Scripture: Ephesians 6:1-3

    (Ephesians 6:1-3 NKJ) Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: 3 “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

    The 5th commandment also says honour your father and mother that your days will be prolonged on the land which the Lord gives you. To the Israelites, this is the covenant of the land of Canaan, for us it is the covenant of entering into the eternal kingdom of heaven. The covenant is related to the 5th commandment; honouring the parents.

    Without our parents, we would not have the life we have, and we need to think about the origin of life. With this commandment, God is emphasising the importance of honouring our parents. He puts our parents right next to the place of God. The 1st to 4th commandments is teaching us how to honour God. Right next to that, God is teaching us how to honour our parents. Biblically parents are those who pass on the covenant of faith in Jesus Christ who gives us eternal life. Our relationships with other people also start with our relationship with our parents who are the first people we come into contact with once we are born.

    God does not tell us to rationalize or discuss or calculate why our parents deserve our honouring or respect. It is our duty as children to honour our parents.

    To honour, in Hebrew is kavad כָּבַד: means to be heavy, to honour, to have weight. In Hebrew, they consider the heaviest organ as the heart, the centre of their being, the centre of our essence. To honour is to give more weight to their words, existence, their being, giving respect. That person is heavier than you, more important than yourself.

    Our parents brought us into this world, in many cases they cared for us until we were able to become independent, which in itself is grace. There are many people who only remember the times when they were not thankful for their relationship with their parents or times of bitterness. We have to realise sometimes our parents don’t know how to express their love in the way we would like to see. Most parents have sincere and deep and inexpressible love for their children. There is no way that any child can pay back the love of our parents. May we receive the grace of God to remember only good things and be able to give thanks.

    Regardless of how we grew up, how much love we may have received, the common thing with all mankind is to meet with our eternal God our Father and receive His love. When we receive that love, then we are able to love our parents even if we did not love them. Even if we love them, we will learn to honour them in the proper way. One of the most important things in honouring our parents is to make sure they are in heaven eternally. When we have a chance right now, we need to pray and give all our efforts that they will be in heaven. Then we will meet them and worship together.

    The Bible speaks about sins that need to be judged by stoning. The Bible commands to stone to death those who work on the Sabbath Day (Exodus 31:15) and those who blaspheme God, and Deuteronomy 21:18-21 says to stone a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father or mother.

    What parent, no matter how rebellious or disobedient their child may be, would report and bring their child to the city gate to be stoned to death? This expresses the love of parents.

    We see such a rebellious son in Luke 15, the prodigal son. Yet the father waited for his son to return every single day, with so much love to share with him.

    Honour our parents when we can. Unlike all the other commandments which are to be kept in our lifetime, this 5th commandment is time-sensitive because we can only keep it when our parents are alive. There comes a time when we wouldn’t be able to honour them even if we want to.

    We have to remember as Christians, if we want to really love God, and do God’s work, we need to obey the Bible. God spoke very strictly about those who dishonour their parents in the Old Testament and New Testament. (Exodus 21:17, Deuteronomy 5:16, Leviticus 20:9, Proverbs 20:20, Proverbs 23:22, Proverbs 30:17, Matthew 15:4, Colossians 3:20)


    We honour our physical parents whether they were believers or not, to make our lineage and our generations from this generation and forth, to become the genealogy and generations of faith. Let us become the generation of faith and the covenant, giving our life to pass down this faith, to fulfil the task that God has given us in the History of Redemption. Just like Adam, Seth, Jacob, Joseph they gave all of their life, time, and all they had for the purpose of God. That is the greatest way to honour our parents because that will bless even them and all our family. Even Jesus gave up His life on the cross for the will of the Father. Our true Father is God in heaven, that is why we need to ask ourselves: What kind of sons are we to God our Father? What kind of children are we to our parents?

    There is no one in this world who grows up without hurts and pains. No matter how hard things may have been, and different things may be now, those who have met the true Father like Joseph, and have experienced the full abundance of love from Him, will have no problem overcoming all the hardships, difficulties and pain. Those who have experienced that love of God will learn to let go of the earthly things, the pains, hardships and difficulties we experience on this earth, and instead grab on to heavenly things like hope, joy, delight and thanksgiving. May you and I be able to truly experience the love of our Father, so we can truly evangelise and share that love with our parents.


    Pastor Samuel Kim

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