Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 37 | 12 Sep 2021 Lord's Day


ANNOUNCER: Elder William Ng
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
3. Psalm 4 (3. 诗篇 4)
Prayer by Elder William Ng
Scripture Reading:
Revelation 11:3-14
(启示录 11:3-14)
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Hymn 447-Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Authority and Death of the Two Witnesses
Hymn 268
Offering Prayer by Elder William Ng
Offering Song:
The Blessing

(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 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

  • HORA Online Seminar will be taking place next Sat, 18 Sep 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

    Details on the Zoom address and link to download PDF lecture notes will be given sometime this week.

  • There will be a leaders’ meeting for elders, eldresses, and deacons after the Zoom Bible study on Lord’s Day for construction layout update.
  • 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.
  • 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 15 Sep: Deacon Louis Loy

Lord’s Day 19 Sep: 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
    Clothed in Sackcloth

    Scripture: Revelation 11:3

    Today’s passage tells us that the 2 witnesses are wearing sackcloth. What is this sackcloth? Putting on sackcloth represented one’s attitude and desperate desire to seek for God’s mercy and help. As sackcloth were usually put on dead people, putting on sackcloth reveals a determination to give up one’s life for God’s answer to desperate prayers. Thus, it is not put on casually.

    1. Who were clothed in sackcloth in the bible?

    (i) King Hezekiah, when Judah was surrounded by the Assyrian King Sennacherib’s army, put on sackcloth in repentance, seeking God’s help in this desperate situation (Isaiah 37:1-2; 2 Kings 19:1-2)

    (ii) King David when he took census of his army incurring God’s wrath
    Unlike previous times when King David would seek God’s direction before going out to war, he depended on human thoughts and calculations this time & took a census instead. Realizing God’s displeasure David and his officials put on sackcloth & repented (1 Chronicles 21:16).
    (iii) The Israelites after the return from Babylonian exile, confessed their sins and repented in sackcloth (Nehemiah 9:1)

    (iv) Mordecai and Esther, when they realized the evil schemes of Haman to annihilate the seed of the Jews from the face of the earth, put on sackcloth seeking for God’s redemption (Esther 4:1-4)

    (v) Job during his sufferings instead of retaliating against God with complaints and grumblings, put on sackcloth in the posture of repentance (Job 16:15)

    (vi) The prophet Isaiah when judgment & judgment was imminent (Isaiah 3:24; 15:3; 20:2; 22:12; 32:11)


    (vii) The prophet Jeremiah when lamenting the sins of his people & appealing to them to repent in sackcloth (Jeremiah 4:5; 6:26; 48:37; 49:3; Lamentations 2:10).

    (viii) The prophet Ezekiel when the glory of the Lord departed from the temple (Ezekiel 7:18; 27:3).

    (ix) The prophet Daniel when reading the book of Jeremiah, came to understand God’s timing & will (Daniel 9:1-3)

    (x) The prophet Joel while prophesying an eschatological prophecy of the end times (Joel 1:6,13)

    (xi) The people of Ninevah put on sackcloth & repented when they heard the Word proclaimed by Jonah warning them of imminent judgment

    2. Where did they wear the sackcloth?

    (i) In the streets, housetops, everywhere (Isaiah 15:3)
    The sackcloth is not only for Sundays when we worship God or inside our homes when we pray to God. Instead, we are to go out to the streets, to our families in sackcloth praying for them, repenting and seeking God’s salvation upon their souls.

    (ii) A place that rejected Jesus & stood against Him (Revelation 11:8)
    Sackcloth is an active verb of proclaiming the Word, like the 2 witnesses in sackcloth as they proclaimed the Word to Sodom and Egypt (Psalm 69:11).

    (iii) In the temple, at the altar, because the measuring will take place there for those who worship God
    The true church who has received God’s grace and God’s Word will put on sackcloth. Putting on sackcloth is a special privilege given only to those who have received the little book, to firstly repent for their own sins and secondly to repent for their people. In the eyes of God, if we are the believer in a group, whether it’s our family, company or friends, we represent them. And representing people we love is enough reason to put on sackcloth.
    Just as Apostle John was told to eat the little book in Revelation, Ezekiel was told to eat the scroll (Ezekiel 2:10). Therefore, putting on sackcloth is to firstly read the bible (the Word of God). When Daniel understood the timing & will of God, that allowed him to put on the sackcloth. The bible that Daniel read became the sackcloth, the little book is that sackcloth. Daniel became the sackcloth to bridge God’s timing and the delayed attitudes and poor spiritual condition of the people. This is what the sackcloth & repentance does.

    3. Sackcloth is the garment of victory from tribulation

    Sackcloth is a garment of repentance, sorrow and lament because of sin (Isaiah 6:5; Joel 2:13; Luke 18:13). However, at end of this prayer of repentance, there is victory. King Hezekiah, King David, Esther and Mordecai all gained victory. In Revelation, the 2 witnesses too tasted glorious victory in the end. Only those who put on sackcloth will last through the 7-year tribulation. It is the secret to overcoming persecutions and tribulations (Psalm 50:15). When we repent, we overcome ourselves, our sins, the sinful world and Satan. Eventually we can overcome death and the anti-Christ. The secret to victory is our repentance (sackcloth).
    In the letters to the 7 churches in Revelation, promises are given to those who overcome: the hidden manna, eating from the Tree of Life, and a new name. These blessings are descriptions of what we will receive in the new Jerusalem. May we overcome and receive all of them!

    In conclusion,

    the sackcloth is the most honourable garment. It is the garment that the 2 witnesses will wear for 1260 days (3.5 years). It is a garment of grace and privilege. It is like the robe that the father gave to his prodigal son when he repented and came back. Have you ever experienced the result of true repentance? It is confirmation and assurance that God has taken away all our sins. There is such joy, thankfulness and peace. The sin that we used to struggle with, the sin that haunts us, is gone! The heavy load is uplifted. That is the true victory, honour and glory!

    Pastor Samuel Kim

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