Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 23 | 5 June 2022 Lord's Day


PRESIDER: Elder Anthony Lim
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
63. Whitsunday
63. 圣灵降临节
Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Scripture Reading:
Matt 26:17-19
马太福音 26:17-19
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Let Us Love One Another
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
My time is near
Hymn 155
Offering Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Offering Song:
Hymn 487 – What a Friend We Have in Jesus

(Sharon Praise)
Announcements by Elder Anthony Lim
*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.
  • Please refer to the following for our service times and locations:

    • Lord’s Day (Sunday) service @ 10:45am*
    • Lord’s Day Bible study at 1:45 pm in the main sanctuary
    • Wednesday service @ 7:40pm*
    • Saturday Dawn service @ 6am

    *Also broadcasted live on YouTube: http://live.zionchurch.sg

  • We will have our Church’s Anniversary Thanksgiving Service on 12 June (Lord’s Day). Let us prepare our hearts and our Thanksgiving offering.
  • Evangelists Joanna Pae and Jasmine Jung will be visiting Zion Church from 13-21 June. There will be a line-up of special Bible studies and seminar lectures during the week. Let us look forward to be spiritually filled and pray for showers of blessing!

    * Special Bible studies – 14 June (Tue), 7:40-9:30pm
    * HORA Seminar – 17 and 18 June (Fri and Sat), 2pm-5pm

    Theme: Return and Restore: Rebuilding Jerusalem (Book 11 Part.2 of the History of Redemption Series).
    Venue: ZION CHURCH (2 Gambas Crescent Nordcom 2 Tower 2 #10-13 S757044)
    The seminar lectures will be broadcasted *Live on YouTube: http://live.horaministries.com
    Register at: http://seminar.horaministries.com

  • Gabriel Sunday School will be hosting the “2022 Little Chef Workshop” on 25 June (Sat).

    • Venue: Zion Church, Time: 10am – 1:30pm
    • The Theme is “A Cup Full of Blessings” (Exo 23:25)

    Please start inviting your family, friends & neighbours today! Register at

  • 2022 Pyungkang Summer Conference and Bible Study Program:

    * Retreat @ Yeoju Conference Center – 1-3 Aug
    * Bible study program and tour of other retreat centers – 3-6 Aug
    Please note that dates & schedule may change.

    There will be a fee of KRW 450,000 (about 500 SGD) which covers:
    1) Registration fee
    2) Accommodations and Bus transportation for 5 nights
    3) 15 meals
    4) Recreation

    Please contact our church office if you are interested. Please register online latest by 4 July (Mon) at the following link: https://forms.gle/q2AhJjyYkLn94eeo9

  • Please make your Lord’s Day lunch order and payment (via PayNow) http://lunch.zionchurch.sg latest by every Wed .
  • 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

  • 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 8 June: Deacon Eric Neo

Lord’s Day 12 June: 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
Biblical Values – Reconciliation (Jacob’s Story)

Scripture: Genesis 33:1-4

The content of this message is taken from the 2nd book in the History of Redemption series. Today we are going to look into the internal struggles that Jacob went through in his life of faith.

We are going the look at Jacob’s 2 greatest enemies: Laban and Esau.

The definition of an enemy is a person who hates you, opposes you and stops you from doing something. Laban is Jacob’s boss, uncle, father-in-law and oppressor. He cannot get out and it is hard to stay.

Jacob tendered his resignation after 14 years. Jacob discussed terms with his boss before he went. He told Laban that he only have his wives and children. What will a boss do when his star employee is about to leave? You will counter offer right? Jacob could have asked for lots of money but instead, he asked to work for Laban for another 6 years.

Jacob says my honesty will answer for me. Justice and righteousness is a name for God. It also means God will reward me. He works at night, he works hard. Laban for these 6 years broke the contract 10 times. Throughout the entire 6 years, he changed the terms. Laban stole away using human methods and this is something that Jacob cannot overcome but God saw his suffering. The 20 years of salary, Jacob received it in 6 years.

God at Bethel promised Jacob that He will not leave Jacob. Jacob understood that God will be with him and that is why he can go home knowing that God will provide. You have no way to see into the future but God knows. Laban was busy collecting his flocks only to give them to Jacob in the last 6 years. When Jacob was a free servant, Laban liked him, but not now because Jacob is very rich. This is the hardening of Laban’s heart like that of Pharoah’s.

Jacob returned a millionaire. He was so scared of Laban and he did not dare to tell his wives. He had his servants go to the field to ask his wives and they were willing to leave with him. Being someone who is insignificant, Jacob’s absence at the lamb shedding feast was not noticed. As such, he was 3 days ahead. Laban was so angry that he chased after Jacob. They caught up at Gilead and Jacob would have killed Jacob If God did not appear to Laban.

Suddenly from being angry, he forgave Jacob. Even though Jacob has suffered for 20 years, now Laben wants to be his partner. God has given Jacob much more. When you have a bigger vision and a little conflict, this conflict is nothing. No matter what you are going through now, God will repay you.

Esau is a skilful hunter and Jacob is the quiet man in the tent.
Why does Esau hate Jacob? Jacob tricked him 2 times. To reconcile is to be forgiven by Esau. Which is easier for Jacob? To forgive someone or for another to forgive you? It is harder for someone to forgive you right?

Jacob did 4 things.
1. He split his family into 2
This is human effort. When we do something wrong, we always feel fear. He was so guilty that he could not overcome it.

2. He prayed
He took the Word of God and negotiated with God.

3. He prepared gifts for Esau
If you want someone to forgive you, you have to give something to them right? He prepared 550 animals.

He prepared the gifts with wisdom.
• He split it into 5 different groups.
• He made the shepherd walk behind.
• He called his brother Lord.

This is the process we have to go through. God made us go through this humbling process.

4. Jacob wrestled with God at Jabbok.
Sometimes as Christians, we have to walk alone. You can share your woes with other people but you still have to walk alone. He was begging God and was crying out. The Bible described it as a wrestling match but this is Jacob crying out. We have to pray to God until he answers. He prayed until his hip socket was dislocated. The strongest and longest bone was dislocated and what does it mean? Some people are very good at certain things. Jacob’s special talent is being a wily little fox. All his deceitful manner, he felt was useless at this point and the only way for him to get past his brother is to be crippled. God in our prayer crippled us. Once we realize that only God can give us our security. We need to be those who have dislocated our thigh bones in our prayer. After he has dislocated himself, God asked what is your name? In his situation, to say that “I am Jacob”, was humiliating. That is when God says no more, with me you are the victor. That is when Jacob called the place Penuel. Your greatest strength is your prayer, giving up all that you know and you have.

He bowed down 7 times to the brother. He is now 96 years old. To bow down 7 times to someone who hates you, is difficult but he did it. The result is amazing. This is completely by the grace of God.

What did Jacob say? He was able to say to see your face is the face of God. He is willing to get to this level for reconciliation.

What can we learn from Jacob? We are learning to forgive and to be forgiven by others. We are to pursue peace with all men. We have to fight back the desire to hurt. Jacob gave up his strength. We need to be close to God and let go of the hatred in our hearts for reconciliation to take place.


Missionary Lauren Li

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