Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 33 | 14 Aug 2022 Zion Church Lord's Day Service


PRESIDER: Elder Ridwan Dinata
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
41. Isaiah 65
41. 以赛亚书 65
Prayer by Elder Ridwan Dinata
Scripture Reading:
Luke 24:13-35
路加福音 24:13-35
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
I Will Rise
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Burning hearts
Hymn 331
Offering Prayer by Elder Ridwan Dinata
Offering song:
Through the Wilderness

(Sharon Choir)
Announcements by Elder Ridwan Dinata
*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 and missions.
  • 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:

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

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

  • Let us pray for the upcoming History of Redemption seminars and conferences:

    • Europe History of Redemption Seminar (Brussels, Belgium)

    – Theme: Genesis Genealogies
    – Date & Time: 26-28 Aug
    – Speakers: Rev. Andrew Pak, Rev. Samuel Kim, Evg. Joanna Pae

    • Proclaim 2022

    – Theme: God’s Word to the next generation (4th book in History of Redemption series)
    – Date and time: 15-17 Sept @ 6:30-9:00 pm SGT
    – Speakers: Rev. Philip Lee, Rev. James Park, Rev. Samuel Kim, Rev. Andrew Pak

    *Registration https://www.proclaim2022.com (Deadline is 31 Aug).

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

Lord’s Day 21 Aug: Elder Tan Pau Soon


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
Let Us Overcome Ourselves

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:31-34

These three passages we have read (1 Corinthians 15:31-34; Psalm 44:22; Romans 8:36-39) tell us about how we are to die to the fleshly things of the world, lest they separate us from God. However, the Apostle Paul is convinced that they will not separate us from God. The Ten Commandments we have been studying on Wednesdays symbolize the sovereignty of God, which Adam and Eve rejected in the Garden of Eden. The work of restoration thus begins with the restoration of God’s sovereignty in our lives. Unless God’s sovereignty is restored and His Word holds authority in our lives, we cannot be the church. Let us thus ask ourselves, “How sovereign is God’s Word over my life?” The most difficult fight is the battle within us, between that which longs to obey God’s Word and that which resists God’s Word.

When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, whatever that is within us which resists the Word of God will stay dead. We will be like a jar of honey that is filled to the brim, and nothing else can enter to contaminate it. Satan tries to sow the seed of evil and whatever gets us to resist the Word of God within us. Jesus taught that what defiles us is already within us (Matthew 15:17-20). That is why God tells us to keep His Word. What is our focus? If we let greed, strife and enmity rule over our lives, we would resist God’s Word. We live in different situations every day, but we need to focus on the Word of God.

Who/what is this enemy of ours? (1 Chronicles 29:15; James 4:14; 1 Peter 2:11)

Greed is the greatest enemy. We need to fight against this greed, which the Apostle Peter calls ‘fleshly lusts.’ Satan sowed this seed of greed into the heart of mankind, causing mankind to reach out for the fruit. Greed dulls our spiritual senses in the same way a serpent’s venom causes us to lose our sight and hearing first. Greed causes us to perform actions incongruent with love (1 John 2:15-17). Following after the lusts of the world seems fun and enjoyable, but it all will pass away. If we follow these lusts, we will also pass away with the world.

How can we overcome greed?

We need to be filled with the Holy Spirit of God. When we try to overcome our greed and temptations on our own, we will fail. We can only overcome this through the power of the Holy Spirit. And so we need to keep trying to be filled with the Holy Spirit. King David failed to resist his temptation, but he repented thoroughly (Psalm 51:7-12). He asked God to create (bara) within him a clean heart, because he realized, through this sin with Bathsheba, that he was born with sin (Psalm 51:10). David knew how important it was to have the Holy Spirit (Psalm 51:12). We have to also realize this truth: without the Holy Spirit, we have nothing.

We need to be sealed with thanksgiving. True thanksgiving comes from realizing that God has given us all that we need. Many people seek God for blessings, but happiness from other things. We need to learn to seek happiness from God Himself, instead of from the world. If not, we would be prone to addiction and dependency on the things of this world. The physical things matter, but most important is whether we find our joy in the spiritual things first. We can overcome our problem of greed when we discover the blessings of heaven. People who seek happiness from material things also make their happiness contingent on worldly love from people, rather than love from God. This is called idolatry (Colossians 3:5). When we receive the Word of God, it will fill us with the Holy Spirit (1 Thessalonians 2:13). Are we true Christians who depend on God? We must depend on God in true repentance and dependence.

We need to be diligent

The message of the world is to accept sin and celebrate it as part of human nature. We must not be like dead fishes, swept away by the current of the water. We must give our efforts in going against the tide of secularism (1 Corinthians 9:27). We cannot seek both God and the world (Matthew 6:24). We must only seek God’s grace.

Conclusion: What motivates us to get up in the morning to work?

What gets us up in the morning? What excites us about the day? Are we excited to satisfy our greed? The Bible describes such people (Micah 2:1-5), but we must find our excitement and satisfaction in the Word of God. Jesus speaks to the churches in Revelation, saying, ‘to him who overcomes.’ May we be the people who overcome our own greed and find satisfaction in God alone.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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