Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 49 | 4 Dec 2022 Lord's Day Service


PRESIDER: Elder Steve Yoon
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
2. Psalm 2
2. 诗篇 2
Prayer by Elder Steve Yoon
Scripture Reading:
Mark 9:14-29
马可福音 9:14-29
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
People need the lord
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Strangers – The son who was possessed with a spirit
陌生人: 被鬼附的儿子
Hymn 344
Offering Prayer by Elder Steve Yoon
Offering Song:
Hymn 245 – Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (美哉锡安)
(Sharon Choir)
Announcements by Elder Steve Yoon
*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

  • HORA Ministries is hosting a 2-Day special seminar series: “Patriarch Ya’akov (Jacob) and Assurance of Salvation” by the acclaimed Rabbi who loves Jesus, Dr. Baruch Korman.

    Date & Time: 7 Jan 2023 (Sat), 1:30pm-5pm, 8 Jan 2023 (Sun), 10:40am-12:00pm
    There will be a total of 4 lectures. Registration is free but mandatory to ensure seats are reserved at:

    Please pray that God’s glory will be proclaimed and that all who attend will be blessed through the Word.

  • There will be Baptism service on Christmas Lord’s Day, 25 December. Please see Pastor Sam if you would like to get baptised.
  • Please submit your Ministries’ 2023 budget latest by 31 Dec 2022 to the finance department. So far, 2023 budget collected include: 1. Women, 2. Translation & 3. Newcomer’s Depts.


Wednesday Service 7 Dec: Deacon Andrew Cheong

Wed Basket Bearers: Eldress Shirlin Ho & Eldress Naomi Foo

Lord’s Day Service 11 Dec: Elder Anthony Lim

Lord’s Day Basket Bearers: Elder Ridwan Dinata & Elder William Ng


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.

3. Offering toward Missions Offering or Book Drive to support broadcasts of the Historyof Redemption Series globally, can be made in the following ways to HORA Ministries:

1) Direct bank transfer to:

DBS Bank Account: HORA Ministries
Account#: 271-310151-9 (Account Type: Multi Currency Account)

* The old HORA Missions Funds account is NOW CLOSED, please take note to transfer to the above new account starting October 2022.

2) PayNow to HORA Ministries via NRIC S7638942Z

3) Indicating “Book Drive” or “Missions” on the offering envelopes.

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
Citizens of God in the City of Man

Scripture: Genesis 12:10-13, Genesis 13:1-18

Hallelujah. This morning we observe the first week of Advent. This is a season where Christians around the world observe Christmas, and it comes from the Latin word adventus. Hope, love, joy, peace are the 4 themes for each week of Advent. Saint Augustine was one of the most prominent fathers of the early church, and he wrote a book called: The city of God. There were 2 cities in this book: The city of God, and the city of man. All men lives in this city of men, but all Christians are living in the city of God and changed their allegiance. The governor of this city of man is the prince of this world. Ephesians 2:1-2. So we must take action to grow in our assurance of faith. The world thinks we are smoking our spiritual opium. The governor of the city of man will tempt us with power, fame, wealth, comfort, safety. But there is no safety for those living under Satan’s jurisdiction. There is an order of love in every human being, whoever is at the top most order demands our sacrifices. Example: If our career is the top most order, that will demand most of our time. Whatever is top most in your heart will demand your attention, and make you look upon it and anchor your life upon it. Such things do not last, temporary, fleeting attractions that are weapons of mass distraction.
The 2 citizens in the city of God are living in the city of man. Abraham and Lot. When God called Abraham to the Promised Land, Lot followed, and both reached Canaan. In Genesis 12:7, God promises Abraham that his descendants will inherit this land. The harvest fails, they are at risk of salvation, they must have been so confused, didn’t God promise to bless them? So they look to Egypt and decided to compromise with their faith, to return to Canaan as soon as things get better. God’s promise had lost its place in their ladder of loves, now Egypt sits on the throne. Egypt demands a sacrifice. Abraham sacrifices his wife. He remains silent as the Pharaoh took Sarah into his bed chamber, and Abraham receives much livestock and gifts. God judges Pharaoh and Abraham leaves back Egypt back into Canaan.
Next the land of Canaan fails them when Abraham and Lot had everything and were already rich. Genesis 13:6. Abraham gives Lot the first choice, even though he was the elder. He was giving the first choice to God. He was in fact giving the first choice to God, whether it is little or the land of plenty, I will hold on to Your promise. Abraham repented and was holding on to God’s assurance. Genesis 13:9. He has enthroned the God of blessings, rather than the blessings of God. Yet Lot chooses the best place, not to the north or south but to the east to Sodom. Genesis 13:10.
Genesis 4:16, Genesis 11:2, Cain, the people, Lot etc moving is not just a physical migration but a spiritual movement of his soul. Lot wanted the garden of the Lord but without the Lord of the garden. Even though Lot had left Egypt, Egypt had not left Lot. The allure of Egypt still had its grip over Lot’s heart, it motivated him to move into the valley of Sodom. Lot still lusted after the things in the city of man. The Israelites too dreamt of Egypt as they journeyed through the Promised Land.
Numbers 11:4-5. Egypt symbolizes our lives before repentance, our lives before we lived according to God’s Word. James 4:4, Genesis 14:12, Genesis 19:24. Only 6 chapters passed by before the city was destroyed. 6 chapters feel like a long time. Lot had marriages to plan, business to expand and a lot to do, but at the blink of an eye, he lost everything. James 4:13-14. Genesis 18:1-2. Abraham bargains for the salvation of the city of Sodom, there were not even 10 righteous men. 2 angels warned Lot about the judgment of the city in Genesis 19:15. Genesis 19:15. Because of the 2 angels, Lot escapes the judgment by fire. God saved Lot from the judgment even though Lot had no place for God in his heart. Perhaps these 2 angels from God foreshadow Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, whom God sends to the city of man, to warn us of the coming judgment, give salvation and amnesty.
City of Man = Egypt, Sodom, this world.
2000 years ago in the city of man, the Son of God Jesus Christ was born. He declared the impending arrival of the city of God. John 17:14-17.

Conclusion: How shall we journey to the city of God?

We might have come with a heavy heart. But let this advent season be one filled with hope that is eternal. The gospel is a hope that gets clearer and clearer as the cross we bear gets heavier and heavier. Apostle Paul describes it as such: 2 Corinthians 4:17-18. We are not to passively wait with idle hands but with vigour and diligence. Hebrews 12:1-2.
First we must lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, it means we should reflect on the order in our hearts. The enemy is always trying to get the top spot in our heart, he is always trying to purchase a unit in our hearts, making a bigger and bigger offer daily. Let us not be nice landlords to Satan.
Second we must run with endurance the race set before us. it means the capacity to hold up in the face of difficulty. That means our journey to heaven will be difficult but it will not be long.
Third we must look to Jesus. We must scour and scavenge each and every Word in the bible.
Deuteronomy 32:7 (ESV) Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.
We must ask the forerunners of our faith, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and apostles for their testimonies on Jesus. It is through the scriptures that our hope in Christ will not be minimized but maximized in assurance at the 2nd Coming.
Abraham left his father’s house to claim God’s promise for him.
Jesus left His Father’s place in heaven to claim God’s promise for us.
Likewise Jesus is calling us at the right hand of God in heaven, to come out of the city of man (this world).
Revelation 18:4 (ESV) Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues;


Evangelist Nicholas Chiang

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