Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 15 | 10 Apr 2022 Palm Sunday


PRESIDER: Elder William Ng
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
58. Palm Sunday
58. 棕榈星期日
Prayer by Elder William Ng
Scripture Reading:
John 14:6
约翰福音 14:6
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Via Dolorosa
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
No one comes to the Father but through Me
Hymn 334
Offering Prayer by Elder William Ng
Offering Song:

(Sharon Praise)
Announcements by Elder William Ng
*Hymn 6
*Benediction by Pastor Samuel Kim

*Congregation Standing


  • Let us continue to pray for the growth and revival 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 – *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 Holy communion and Baptism on Easter Lord’s Day, 17 Apr.
  • There will be Easter Lord’s Day Special Luncheon (sponsored by the church) after the main service on 17 April! Let us stay for fellowship to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ!

    *Note: As of 29 Mar 2022, MCCY has permitted consumption of Food and Beverages in places of worship with 1 m safe distancing between individuals or groups of no more than 10 persons/group and with Vaccinated-Differentiated SMMs. Food will be individually packed together with the utensils. Please mask on as soon as you finish your meals. There should also be no intermingling between groups. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

    *Please send only your representative to collect the individually packed lunches to prevent queues from choking up. There will be no exchange of menu on the day itself, please collect the menu you ordered.

  • Passion Week Service Schedule:

    • Dawn Services: 11-15 Apr (Mon-Fri) at 6 am
    • Evening Services: 11-15 Apr (Mon-Fri) at 7:40 pm

  • Onsite resumption of events and services from 24 Apr, 2022:

    • Lunch and fellowship after the main service
    • Lord’s Day Bible study at 1:45 pm in the main sanctuary
    • Dawn Services at 6am every Saturday at church

    As such, Zoom broadcasts for Bible studies and dawn services will discontinue from Easter Lord’s Day.

  • There will be HORA Youth & Young Adults Conference in Boston this year! Please pray for God’s blessings upon the conference and all those who attend.

    Theme: RE:Connect (Theme verse: 2 Cor 6:17-18)
    Dates: July 1-4, 2022, Venue: Gordon College Campus.

    Zion Church has prepared bursaries of a set amount to support our education department. Zion Church Youth and Young Adult members who wish to attend the conference may apply for the bursary.
    *Details and Registration: https://hora2022.rsvpify.com

  • There will be ALL-CHURCH cleaning today after the main service. Let us give our efforts to clean our Father’s house!
  • Sharon Praise Ministry is recruiting new singers and musicians. If you have the talent and the heart to serve, kindly see Eldress Amanda.
  • “Zerubbabel’s Temple and The Walls of Jerusalem” Cell Group Book 2022 is out now for sale at $15 per copy. Please see our office staff to purchase.
  • Special offering reminder from the Finance office:
    Members who are giving their offering online or physical, make sure to indicate your name, type of offering and the date info under the memo/remarks sections when initiating the transfer.

    Please indicate your offerings’ purpose especially for TITHES (to be listed as TH ). Any offerings without indications of whether for tithing, thanksgiving, building, mission, etc will be recorded as regular offerings.
    Thank you for your assistance. (See similar instructions under Offering & Tithe)

  • Here are a couple of key changes from MCCY’s update on streamlined Safe Management Measures as of 15 Mar 2022:
    1) Event size limits have been lifted for all services. We have increased the seating capacity for services. As such, seat bookings are no longer required.

    2) Safe distancing no longer mandatory for mask-on services & activities, however it is still encouraged. The rests of the safe management measures remain the same.

    Our church is now a venue where Vaccinated-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) are applicable . Moving forward, we seek for your cooperation as we continue to do our part in keeping the church a safe environment for worship services. Please practice responsibility by keeping your masks on at all times while in the premise. Thank you.

  • 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.


Passion Week, Monday 11 April: Elder Steve Yoon

Passion Week, Tuesday 12 April: Elder Ridwan Dinata

Passion Week, Wednesday 13 April: Elder William Ng

Passion Week, Thursday 14 April: Elder Anthony Lim

Passion Week, Good Friday 11 April: Elder Tan Pau Soon

Lord’s Day 17 April (Resurrection Lord’s Day): Elder Ridwan Dinata


Via Internet Banking

You can give an offering electronically by transferring to the following account:

Please make sure to indicate your name, type of offering and the date info under the memo/remarks sections when initiating the transfer. Please indicate your offerings’ purpose especially for TITHES (to be listed as TH).
Note: Any online offerings without indications of whether for tithing, thanksgiving, building, mission, etc will be recorded as regular offerings.
Thank you for your assistance.

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
True Worshipers – Mary Magdalene

Scripture: John 20:11-18


Mary Magdalene, in Mark 16:9, was the first person to meet Jesus after His resurrection. Jesus had also cast out seven demons from her, and she came to be the first person to meet the resurrected Christ. This is not just her story, but it is also our story. We, the great sinners with seven demons, also go through this transformation into someone whom Jesus loves dearly. How can we say that we have seven demons? The Bible often calls the heart a spiritual ground, upon which seeds are planted. God planted the garden in Genesis, which also symbolizes God planting His Word in our heart. Before this, the ground was a barren land. But God fences the ground, plants the seeds, waters and cultivates the garden. And so the barren ground is now transformed into a garden for which God cares. However, Adam rejects God sovereignty and follows the word of the serpent, and is accordingly kicked out of the garden. Why? Because God’s Word no longer ruled over Adam’s heart, and so the spiritual garden of his heart is made barren once more. That is why Adam has to be banished from the garden.

God then gave the promised land of Canaan to His people. Yet this land of Canaan was a cursed land within which foreign tribes dwelled. God wanted His people to conquer this land of Canaan and restore it back under God’s sovereignty. That is the story of the Bible. We need to restore the land back to God. This land is the once-cursed hearts of all people.

The land of Canaan represents the heart and soul. And in this land dwelled seven tribes. In Genesis 10:15-19 it lists 11 tribes, but by the time the Israelites enter Canaan, it was seven tribes (Deut. 7:1). This number seven represents fullness or completion, meaning that this land was fully and completely void of God’s reign. The Israelites were to drive out these seven tribes, to utterly destroy them (Deut. 7:2-4). What are these seven tribes dwelling in the promised land? God is saying that we must completely drive out and destroy these sins dwelling in our hearts. But the Israelites did not destroy them, and instead learned to live together in the land (Judg. 1:27-28). They even intermarried with the Canaanite tribes (Judg. 3:5-6). Wrong marriages lead people away from God. But more than physical marriages, we are led away from God when we make compromises with our sins and give our sins room to stay within the promised land of our hearts.

So what is the connection between the Israelites who did not drive out the Canaanite tribes, and the seven demons which dwelled in Mary Magdalene? Demons are things which cause us to sin. The seven demons are like the seven tribes which dwelled in the promised land. Jesus talks about seven sins which defile the heart (Matt. 15:19-20). Those who compromise and let such sins live in the heart are possessed by the seven demons which possessed Mary Magdalene. Yet Jesus came to Mary and freed her from her demons. May Jesus do the same to us too.

All these seven Canaanite tribes which dwell in our hearts must be driven out through love. The sins described in Matt. 15:19-20 break the last five of the Ten Commandments and can only be driven out through love. We need to confess that we have no ability to rid ourselves of these sins. Then God will cast out all our sins. When this happens, we will be freed of the seven demons which dwell within our hearts. Luke 8:1-2 records of how Mary Magdalene was freed to follow Jesus wherever He went. We will also be freed to serve God when these seven demons are cast out of our hearts. People who have experienced Jesus’ love can devote their entire lives to doing God’s work.

Mary Magdalene represents us sinners who became Jesus’ bride. But this is not to say that Mary Magdalene became Jesus’ wife and had his kids. That is part of the heretical non-canonical literature. However, we as the Church are Jesus’ bride. In the garden of Eden, the relationship between Adam and Eve shows us the relationship of Jesus and the Church. God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam. It typifies the death of Jesus Christ. God opened the side of Adam and created the woman. Jesus’ side was pierced and opened, and this created the Church. Adam woke from his sleep and called the woman, “Woman.” Jesus resurrected and called Mary Magdalene “Woman.” In Rev. 21, the bride is ready for the wedding, prepared and adorned.

Conclusion: The blessing of the holy of holies

The Bible describes the relationship between Jesus and the Church as that of a husband and wife. Jesus purpose is to cast out the seven demons from us so that we can become His bride. The spiritual warfare between Jerusalem and Babylon, between the bride and the harlot. The victory is won through repentance, the blood of Christ, and the Holy Spirit.

Mary looked into Jesus’ tomb, but she saw two angels. This typifies the Holy of holies. The graveyard was transformed into a garden of life. She came to see the dead Jesus, but met Him alive. The deadness of her life was transformed through Christ, and instead of becoming a witness of Jesus’ death, she became a witness of Jesus’ life. May we also be witnesses of Jesus life through repentance and asking God to drive out the seven demons from our hearts.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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