Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 01 | 07 January 2024 Lord's Day


PRESIDER: Elder Anthony Lim
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 30
Responsive Reading:
46. John 14
46. 约翰福音 14 章
Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Scripture Reading:
Hebrews 12:1–3
希伯来书 12:1-3
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
He Leadeth me
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Hebrews 14 – Are you ready to finish the race of faith?
希伯来书 (14) – 你准备好跑完信心的赛跑路程了吗?
Hymn 401
Offering Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Offering Song:
Hymn 248 – Hail to the Brightness of Zion’s Glad Morning

(Sharon Choir)
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 and missions.
  • Please refer to the following for our service times:

    • Lord’s Day (Sunday) service @ 10:45 am*
    • Lord’s Day Bible study at 1:30 pm
    • Wednesday service @ 7:40 pm*
    • Saturday Dawn service @ 6:00 am

    *Also broadcasted live on YouTube for Lord’s Day & Wed Services: http://live.zionchurch.sg

    *也在 YouTube 上直播主日和周三礼拜: http://live.zionchurch.sg

  • The Precept for 2024: “A Church that Arises to Rebuild the Foundation of Faith and Is Devoted to Spreading the Word of Redemptive History. “ (Neh 2:18; Isa 58:12; Matt 24:14; 1 Tim 4:15; 2 Tim 4:2)

    (尼希米记 2:18; 以赛亚书 58:12; 马太福音 24:14; 提摩太前书 4:15;提摩太后书 4:2)

  • There will be special dawn services every Saturday for the month of January. Let us all come to be charged with God’s Word and pray for our families, church, and nation! These services will start at 5:50am. Let us fervently pray together to start the year in His grace!
  • There will be a meeting for all leaders today (7 Jan) after lunch for annual planning.


Prayer (Wed 10 Jan) Eld. Tan Pau Soon
Presider (Sun 14 Jan) Eld. Tan Pau Soon
Basket Bearers (Sun 14 Jan) Eld. William Ng, Dcn. Sean Tang


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

1) Direct bank transfer to:

DBS (Development Bank of Singapore)
Account Number: 271-310151-9 (Account Type: Multi Currency Account)
Currency Type: All currencies accepted (US$, S$, etc)
Address of Beneficiary Bank: 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982
Country: Singapore

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. Singapore 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
Hebrews 13 – By Faith (2)

Scripture: Hebrews 11:13-16, 37-40

The writer of Hebrews begins with the difficulty that the Jews were going through, explaining the superiority of Jesus Christ, the only Jesus faith. And then he shows us the list of people of faith, a continuation of God’s redemptive history linked by these people who had faith. This is reflecting upon the fruits of righteousness and faith that God has given to us, cultivated by these people of faith from the beginning. As we look at Hebrews 11, let us think about the faith that became the foundation, and fuel energy for the History of Redemption to go on all the way until today.

In Hebrews 11:8, it is written that by faith Abraham obeyed by going out to a place he didn’t know to receive an inheritance of the land. Here we can see that faith is conviction of things hoped for, and things not seen. He obeyed for the purpose of seeing the fulfilment of God’s promise of the land. This is very important in the History of Redemption, God promised Abraham the land and the seed for the purpose of restoring the Garden of Eden and the kingdom of God. Abraham gave up everything he had in the Ur of Chaldean. By faith, he lived in the land of promised Canaan, dwelling with Isaac and Jacob in a tent. The tent has the connotation of a tabernacle where his faith was passed down to them. He lived the fulfilment of God’s word.

In Hebrews 11:11-12, it is written that by faith Sarah received the ability to conceive. We know Sarah was biologically unable to conceive due to old age. This is the fulfilment of God’s promise of the seed. Faith is conviction and assurance that God’s promise will be fulfilled through me and through my obedience (Hebrews 11:1). Let us be in prayer for our faith in the year 2024. May we rebuild the foundation of our faith so that we are not just mimicking faith, not just called Christian but being real Christians.

What is the secret behind such faith?

1. They can believe in the things of this earth because their faith is in the heavenly things

(Hebrews 11:13-16).
Abraham and Sarah were promised something impossible, the land of Canaan which was already occupied by the Canaanites. The descendants are as many as the stars in the sky when they are already barren. They didn’t limit themselves to the limitations of this earth, they believed in God who was heavenly. The One who promised is able to do this, may we go into the new year with this faith. May we not believe in things on this earth but things of heaven, that God will do amazing and miraculous things through you.

(1) God promised the son, but He told Abraham to give him an offering.
Abraham responded to this unexpected turning of God’s plan by faith (Hebrews 11:17-19). No matter what happens in the new year, may we respond to God’s plan by faith, on earth as it is in heaven. May God fulfil heaven on earth through you, by faith.

(2) God promised the land of Canaan, but later God asked him to move his entire people to Egypt.
Again Abraham received as is and he prepared his descendants to receive that land for that time (Genesis 15:15-16). Abraham was successful in passing down his faith to his children for the fulfilment of God’s promise (Heb 11:20-22). It might seem small in this world, but to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph it is the most important thing because that is what God wanted. Abraham was able to do this because he saw the reality of heaven.

2. They became men of whom the world was not worthy

Men of whom the world can’t handle their faith (Hebrews 11:33-38). The world to them was not worth it because they saw heaven. As years go by, you might have experienced, the world will not make it easier for us to believe. When we try to do God’s work, there are so many things coming in the way to block our spiritual vision and take our mind and time away. Satan will not leave us alone to just comfortably believe and obey. For these people, they were tempted and put to death with the sword, sawn in two, but they held on and didn’t let the world stop them. That is why the world was not worthy of them.

Why was the world not worthy?

(1) Because the world is a masquerade
Masquerade is a false show, pretending someone you are not and hiding one truthful side in speech and action. What God dislikes the most is deception and lies. The serpent has a pretence when he approaches Eve in the Garden of Eden as if he cares for her. Mankind that has been deceived by serpents continues to be used by serpents to deceive each other and even to deceive oneself. We sometimes think we have faith when we look at the reality of our relationship with God, it may not be. When we believe in Jesus and come to Jesus, He gives us the confidence to take off our masks. His blood will cleanse away our shame. Spiritual life with a mask on, rather than cleansing our sin away, is a life of suffocation and agony. May we live the life of truth.

(2) Because the world is full of darkness
These people were people of light, when the light came into darkness, the darkness couldn’t handle it (John 1:5,3:19-20, 8:43). Those who came into the light are those who receive the truth of God’s word. Because the darkness can’t bear the light, it will do everything it can do to kill it, that is what the darkness in us and the world will do. Darkness seeks for the mask to cover it rather than having the glory of God manifested in our lives. May we be able to take off our spiritual mask and have our sins be cleansed.


This genealogy of faith has not come to an end yet. God is saying the relay is not over and the last runner is still running (Hebrews 11:39-40). All these people of faith in the History of Redemption were waiting and watching the last runner, which is us, to finish the race. We have to run with this ‘by faith’ baton and cross the finishing line in order for this race to become perfect. Let us run by faith in the year 2024. Israelites knew they couldn’t defeat Jericho, by faith they walked around the city because God told them to do so. They knew they couldn’t do it on their own, so they obeyed the One that could. That is faith, realizing what I can’t do and obeying God, because He can do it. God will do amazing things in fulfilling His redemptive will through Zion Church and through each person in Zion Church.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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