Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 27 | 4 Jul 2021 Lord's Day


ANNOUNCER: Elder Steve Yoon
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
65. Thanksgiving Day (2) (65. 感恩节 2)
Prayer by Elder Steve Yoon
Scripture Reading:
Exodus 23:16
(出埃及记 23:16)
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
I Will Praise Him
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
You shall observe the Feast of the Harvest
Hymn 172
Offering Prayer by Elder Steve Yoon
Offering Song:
Days of Elijah

(Sharon Praise)
*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.
  • Let us continue to pray for the safety and protection of our nation Singapore from the Covid-19 pandemic situation.
  • 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

  • There will be Tung Ling Bible School Modular lectures this month from 26-28 Jul (Mon-Wed), 9:30am to 1pm daily. Pastor Sam will be lecturing for all three days on the theme: “Discovering Jesus in the OT”. More details will be given at a later date.

    Please pray for the students that they may receive much grace and that our Father will receive all the glory.

  • In view of the Phase 3-Heightened Alert announcement by our government on 18 June 2021, Zion Church has resumed on-site services for both Lord’s Days and Wednesdays starting 23 June in compliance with MCCY of admitting not more than 50 members (without PET) for each service.

    You may register and book your seats at this link: http://service-reserve.zionchurch.sg

    The same link will be used for Wed service bookings: available from Mondays, and Lord’s Day service bookings: available from Thursdays. Bookings will be released at 4pm.

    Zion Church has implemented the TraceTogether (TT) ONLY SafeEntry Gateway as a system of check-in as of 9 May 2021 in compliance with the Government’s latest mandate for places of worship. Kindly note that Only the TraceTogether Token and (TT) App are accepted for SafeEntry check-in.

  • 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.


Wednesday 7 July: Deacon Louis Loy

Lord’s Day 11 July: Elder Tan Pau Soon


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
    Safe Distancing

    Scripture: Joshua 3:1-4

    Safe distancing is the social norm now, and everyone has a 1m bubble radius and that is where we are to live in. We see a similar distance of balance in today’s verse, that God instructs to His people the Israelites when they are crossing over River Jordan and entering into Canaan. He says when you see the ark of the covenant depart with the Levitical priests, you also pack up and set off to leave together. There is to be a 2000 cubit (912m) distance from the ark of the covenant. 2000 cubits is the distance of reverence because the ark of the covenant is so holy you don’t go closer.

    Verse 4 is the reason why God is telling the people to keep their distance. It is so that they may know the way to go because they are now walking a new path.

    Let us ask ourselves today: What is the distance between me and God today? Right now with Covid 19 far is the safe distance. The answer: Is with God, the safer distance is to keep close to Him.

    Different examples in the Bible where distance mattered:

    1. God and the Israelites (Exo 19:12, 23 – 24)

    God is emphasizing the importance of that distance, make sure you don’t get killed because I might break forth and kill you. Why? Can you remember that the Israelites just came out of Egypt, it has been 3 months, but they were still keeping the gods of Egypt in their hearts, having the culture and disbelief. They are very new to this God and worshipping this God. They are not yet consecrated. They are still foreign. God is trying to teach them something here.

    God said that the priests and people should not cross that border but only 5 chapters later in Exodus, the representatives of Israel came up to God and saw God, and they ate and drank with God (Exodus 24:9-11). God allowed them to cross the barrier and come close to the presence of God.

    After that God tells Moses to read the book of the law, the Word of God, to the people. Then God calls them up and has a dinner party with them. What allows us to come closer to God and even cross the barrier? It is through receiving the Word, and through the covenant. That ratification of the covenant required the shedding of the blood. It is Jesus Christ on the cross that ratified the new covenant with us, which allowed us to be His bride (Matthew 27:51).

    2. Jesus’ disciple John (John 13:23)

    This is the gospel of John, and John wrote it, but rather than mentioning his name, he always mentioned himself as the “disciples whom Jesus loved”. Can you imagine two men both 30 something years old, and one reclining his head on the other? This was how close John was to Jesus. Nevertheless, even this John ran away when Jesus was being arrested.

    We come so close to God in moments of our life in faith, but there are other moments we go so far away and turn our backs on Jesus and focus on something else. But in John 19:25-26, John came back! Where did he come back to? All the way to the cross. He could have been crucified with Jesus. Why was John standing now at the foot of Jesus’ cross? It shows his act of repentance for running away. Even at times in our lives of faith, we want to run away and we actually run away sometimes, may we be like John and come right back to the cross.

    3. Peter

    Jesus took 3 disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane and He left them to pray and He went a stone’s throw away from them. Spiritually the stone is Jesus, so the spiritual distance is a distance where they can catch the Stone. A spiritual distance where they are able to receive the Word and receive Jesus.

    There are times we do distance ourselves, but no matter how far you go, may you stay within the stone’s throw. It is only when the Word reaches us that we can come out of our dark hole and our trouble.

    Peter denied Jesus 3 times before the rooster crowed. All the disciples ran away right? Peter did return but “following at a distance”. Close enough to follow, close enough to find out what is happening, but far enough to be safe according to human thinking. Because of that distance, when somebody says “Hey I saw him with Jesus!” Peter denied that, and even eventually cursed Jesus. That distance will allow us weak human beings to deny our faith eventually.

    When Peter denied Jesus, and the rooster crowed, he remembered, and he looked Jesus and their eyes met. Peter went out and wept. That caused him to repent eventually.

    4. Adam

    When Adam sinned, he fell away from God and lost his peace.

    When we are closer to God we are safer. When we run away from Jesus, and there is too much distance between us and Jesus, what do we lose? One important thing is we lose peace. What Adam should have realized is, this problem of guilt and having no peace, fear, will only go away if he comes back to God right now.

    God who is in heaven comes down in flesh to be close to us. That is called the History of Redemption, the time in which God closes that gap, ready to forgive us.

    5. Abraham

    The greatest incident was God asking him to sacrifice his only son Isaac. I believe Abraham was able to do it because he had peace in his heart. Abraham understood that peace through his journey of life, but especially when he met Melchizedek the king of Salem the King of Peace, and he received that blessing. Peace is knowing that God is in control.


    Pastor Samuel Kim

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