Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 35 | 29 Aug 2021 Lord's Day


ANNOUNCER: Elder Ridwan Dinata
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
1. Psalm 1
(1. 诗篇 1)
Prayer by Elder Ridwan Dinata
Scripture Reading:
Revelation 11:1-3
(启示录 11:1-3)
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Give Thanks
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
The Two Witnesses and the Measuring
Hymn 370
Offering Prayer by Elder Ridwan Dinata
Offering Song:
No Turning Back

(Gabriel Sunday School)
*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 God’s protection of all nations in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic situation and for the situation to improve and be well-managed.
  • 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 HORA Online Seminar taking place on 18 Sep (Sat) via zoom from 2:00pm-4:30pm. Pastor Philip Lee will be speaking based on Book 6 of the Redemptive series: “The Eternal High Priest of the Covenantal Oath”.
    Register at www.HORAMinistries.com
  • Book 6 of the History of Redemption Series: “The Eternal High Priest of the Covenantal Oath” are available at our bookstore for purchase at S$25. Please purchase your copies with E. Joyce.
  • Our church has decided to resume onsite service progressively from today, 15 Aug with safety measures and conditions in place (stated on the whatsapp message sent) with admission of no more than 50 members (without PET) for each service.

    Please register and book your seats at this link: http://service-reserve.zionchurch.sg if you would like to attend services onsite. This same link will be used for Wed service bookings: available from Mondays, and Lord’s Day service bookings: available from Thursdays. The bookings will open at 4pm.

  • Finance Department would like to remind members to clearly indicate your reason/purpose of your offering you sent via Paynow/Giro along with Name and Date info as what you see on the banner. Please refer to all the detailed instruction available on our website’s: Offering section or below.
  • 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 1 Sep: Deacon Andrew Cheong

Lord’s Day 5 Sep: Elder Steve Yoon


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
    Let Us Receive The Blessings of The Seven Churches

    Scripture: Revelation 21:5-9

    As people of God, our first and greatest priority is worship. Worship is when God renews and confirms the covenant He has given to us, and it is also the time when God measures us. For those who honour God in worship, who offer themselves as living sacrifices to God, great blessings await. We see this in the seven churches in Revelation. They represent the churches of the end time, and each of them are measured by Jesus Himself. Jesus says to them, “I know what you are going through. I know your faith. But here are the things that you are not doing correctly.” And so Jesus admonishes them but also promises them blessings; the blessing of entering the New Jerusalem.

    Jesus speaks about the distinction between those who enter into the New Jerusalem and those who remain outside (Revelation 22:11-17). He speaks about the judgement, the lake of fire, and the blessing of the morning star and the restored garden. This New Jerusalem completes God’s work of creation and redemption that began in Genesis 1, and so it shows us the state that God wants us to be like. The 25 places in Ezekiel’s temple tell us about the parts of our spiritual body which need to measure up to God’s standard. In Revelation 22:15 we see the list of people whose lives do not measure up. Are we going to be able to enter into this final temple, or will the walls separate us in the end?

    The New Jerusalem is also described and explained through Ezekiel’s temple. Together, these two temples show us the conclusion of all things and the saints. They are the images of the recovered garden of Eden. Because sin came into the garden of Eden, mankind was unable to stay within the garden which symbolized the presence and dwelling of God. It means that because of sin, we couldn’t dwell together with God in fellowship. And thus the Sabbath was broken, along with our relationship with God.

    Throughout the bible, redemptive history is about restoring that relationship and that temple. And the conclusion of the bible tells us about that restoration. The Israelites were kicked out of Jerusalem in Babylonian exile, but while they were in Babylon, Ezekiel received the vision of the temple. In Revelation, the Apostle John sees the saints of God in Babylon, and they receive the call to “Come out!” (Revelation 18:4). Babylon is the beast of this world that holds the saints captive. For us to be freed from such bondage, we need to receive the blood of Jesus Christ.

    Ezekiel 8:6-12 tells us about the reason why the first temple was destroyed. It talks about the temple in Jerusalem which was destroyed by Babylon. There was a small hole hidden in the wall, and through that hole in the wall, detestable things started to come in. Sin came in, and the whole wall was carved and painted with images of idols. Priests, elders, Levites, these people who were supposed to be serving God were serving idols instead. But after God measured the temple wall, the glory of God returned. So in this way, measuring is restoring.

    The wall of Ezekiel’s temple distinguishes between the holy and the profane (Ezekiel 42:20). Profane doesn’t mean dirty or unclean, but common. What is ordinary and common in the world does not measure up to God’s standard. What the world approves, the trend of the world does not fit inside the temple of God. It is only the holy who are cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. The walls set the boundary between the holy and the profane, showing that there is no compromise for the holiness of God. (Numbers 5:1-4; Ezekiel 43:1-5; Revelation 21:27)

    The measurement of the seven churches

    So how do we measure up? Is it by our strength and our works? It isn’t about our ability. The measuring rod is the Word of God, and if we don’t measure up, Jesus tells us what we need to do through the Word. When we obey the Word in faith, we can measure up. Obedience to the Word requires our body and spirit to come together.

    The church of Ephesus received an admonishment of having abandoned their first love (Revelation 2:2-4) but also received the promise that, should they overcome, they will eat of the tree of life in the paradise of God. (Revelation 2:7)

    The church of Smyrna was already going through intense persecutions and hardships, and so they weren’t admonished but warned instead. Jesus told them not to fear the suffering that is to come and to be faithful unto death. (Revelation 2:10) If they do so, they would receive the crown of life and immunity from the second death in hell. (Revelation 2:11)

    The church of Pergamum was admonished for holding to the teaching of Balaam, which symbolizes idolatry and sexual immorality. (Revelation 2:13-16) Jesus told them to repent, and, upon their obedience, would give them the hidden manna and a white stone with a new name written on it. (Revelation 2:17) White stones were given to slaves as a sign of their freedom, and judges at the time also gave white stones to declare the innocence of the accused.

    The church of Thyatira received admonishment for tolerating the woman Jezebel, a self-proclaimed prophetess who led the people to practice sexual immorality and idolatry. (Revelation 2:19-25)

    The church of Sardis was admonished for appearing alive on the outside but being dead spiritually. Jesus thus told them to wake up and strengthen themselves through the Word they have received. (Revelation 3:1-4) Should they obey, Jesus would clothe them with white garments and never blot their names from the book of life. (Revelation 3:5)

    The church of Philadelphia was commended for keeping Jesus’ Word and not denying His name. As such, Jesus encouraged them to hold fast to what they have and to endure until the end. (Revelation 3:8-11) If they endure to the end, Jesus would make them pillars in the temple of God, the New Jerusalem.

    Finally, the church of Laodicea was admonished for being lukewarm in their faith. Jesus warned them that, should they remain neither hot nor cold, He would spit them out of His mouth. As such, Jesus told them to be sold out for Jesus alone, to buy the riches of heaven rather than that of the world (Revelation 3:15-20). Jesus promises them that if they overcome, they will be granted permission to sit with Him on His throne (Revelation 3:21).

    We need to follow Jesus’ instructions to these seven churches and live according to it by faith. The most dangerous thing for us to think when it comes to the Word of God is the phrase, “I’ve studied that before.” That kind of thinking is why we cannot be fixed. Let us pray that God will make us holy. Let us not take this lightly. May we be able to uphold the holiness of God’s church.


    Pastor Samuel Kim

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