Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 18 | 5 May 2024
Lord's Day


PRESIDER: Elder Tan Pau Soon
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 56
Responsive Reading:
8. Psalm 19
8 诗篇 19
Prayer by Elder Tan Pau Soon
Scripture Reading:
Leviticus 18:1–5
利未记 18:1–5
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Let the Song of Praise be heard
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Leviticus 10: God’s statutes and judgments
利未记 10: 神的律例和典章
Hymn 219
Offering Prayer by Elder Tan Pau Soon
Offering Song:
Hymn 397 – Encamped Along the Hills of Light 信心使我得胜 (Sharon Choir)
Announcements by Elder Tan Pau Soon
*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 HORA Youth & Young Adults Conference in New York this year! Please pray for God’s blessings upon the conference and all those who attend.

    Theme: RE:Align (Theme verse: 2 Chronicles 34:2)
    Where: Stony Brook University campus, New York
    When: 3-6 July 2024 (Wed-Sat)

  • Pyungkang Day (HOR Missions Day) is on 17 May (Fri). There will be a special seminar hosted by our main church, Pyungkang Cheil Church, to continue the legacy and the movement of Redemptive History. Let us also participate in this celebrate!

  • There will be Praise & Prayer Service on 29 May (Wed). Let us look forward to receive grace and blessings!

  • Our Church will be hosting and organizing the 4th International Ministers’ Workshop (IMW2024) for HORA Ministries, from 7-9 June (Fri-Sun). International and local attendees from various churches and organizations will gather for this special event.

    Registration is now open at register.horaministries.com

    We invite every ministry and individual to engage in the preparation and day-of events, contributing to the HORA mission work. For more info, contact Missionary Lauren.

  • Let us continue to pray fervently for HORA 120 Project and HOR Book translation & distribution work. Please pray for the work of translating and sending the books, and further for God’s blessings upon those who receive and read the books.

  • Month of May is a season for Weighted Assessment for our primary and secondary students. The Secondary 4 students will sit for their “O-Level” Chinese paper on 29 May. As one church, let us support and lift up our young ones’ their mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being in prayer, asking God for wisdom, strength, and resilience as they prepare for the exams.


Wednesday Service (8 May)
Prayer Eld. Tan Pau Soon
Lord’s Day Service (12 May)
Presider Eld. William Ng
Basket Bearers Eld. Tan Pau Soon,
Dcn. Louis Loy


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
Godliness: Our Task and Responsibility

Scripture: Leviticus 8:1-4, 1 Timothy 4:7-8

I would like us to think of the process of ordination for priests.
The word “train” in 1 Timothy 4:7-8 is γυμνάζω gumnazo: means training of body or mind, like in a gymnasium.

“Godliness” in Greek is εὐσέβεια eusebeia – means godliness, well well-directed piety.
It is about being pious and being devoted to the reverence of God.

Who is in charge of our godliness training?

In the Old Testament, the priests were in charge. The priests played the middlemen who mediated between God and His people. But Jesus comes in the New Testament and declares that all who believe in Him are priests unto God. That means that godliness is our task and our responsibility.
Your personal godliness is nobody else’s responsibility but your own.

Let’s see the spiritual body parts that we have while considering the priest’s ordination process:

1. We must cultivate our calling

The ordination of Aaron the high priest and the Levites as priests. The Levites were the most unworthy people because of the sin committed by their forefather Levi using the rite of circumcision for his own purpose of revenge.

But it doesn’t matter what you have done before, or who you are, what matters is that your father is a Levite. God chose and claimed the Levites for His own, to be His priests.

Jesus places a holy calling on our lives, one that is meaningful.

2 Timothy 1:9 (NKJ) who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,

This means we need to cultivate our calling, to deepen our responsibility for God’s calling in our lives.
We are responsible for doing the things priests do, to offer sacrifices to God daily, to keep the fire of prayer, the fire of worship, the fire of gathering of saints, this is our cross, we have to bear it on our shoulders.

Ephesians 4:1 (NKJ) I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,

2. We must have pure intentions

Leviticus 8:6 (NKJ) Then Moses brought Aaron and his sons and washed them with water.

The washing of water implied the washing away of impure motivations. When Jesus washed the feet of His disciples it implied that one of the disciples was not clean. John 13:10

The sons of Eli took advantage of their priestly positions and used them for their personal benefit. We must not be like that. Hebrews 10:22, Matthew 5:8

We need to reflect on our intentions and purposes. We need to reflect on our prayer life, am I praying for my will or God’s will, is it praying for what I want, or what God wants?

3. We must surrender our sins and our successes

After washing with water, Moses puts the priestly garments on them. Leviticus 8:6-9, Leviticus 8:13

In the Old Testament, the priests don’t prepare their own garments, it was Moses who prepared them. Likewise, Jesus is the high priest who clothes us with the spiritual garments of salvation, the robes of righteousness for our souls (not bodies). Isaiah 61:10

This is the righteousness of Jesus Christ Himself which is put onto us. John 17:19. For the saint’s sake, the saints who believe in Jesus Christ. Galatians 3:27

You are so beautiful in God’s eyes because you have put on Christ. God loves you because of Jesus Christ’s works and not your works and your deeds. Everything that Jesus did should not be exchanged for filthy garments of our own deeds. Isaiah 64:6

Think of the elders in Revelation 4:10 who cast their crowns before God’s throne, all their successes and good deeds are laid down before God because it is not by their doing but God’s grace. Ephesians 4:22-24, 2 Corinthians 5:17

4. We must make the best use of our time

Leviticus 8:10-12. The anointing oil represents the Holy Spirit.
The Hebrew word for “anoint” is משׁח mashach – mashah: means to smear. From this word Mashah comes the word “Messiah” our Lord Jesus Christ, full of the Holy Spirit.

Luke 4:17-19, 2 Corinthians 1:21-22.
The apostle Paul says to be filled with the Holy Spirit. How? Ephesians 5:15-18. To be filled with the Spirit, we need to make the best use of our time, to study the Word of God, to be filled with the Word of God. We need to search the scriptures to find the Word of God. Our schedules need to elevate the things of God. Our schedules need to be purged of the desires of the flesh. Galatians 5:16-17. Don’t waste your time. Make the best use of your time. Put away the things of this world that take up your time. Take your calling seriously.

5. We must train in receiving the love of our God

After anointing Aaron, Moses performs a sin offering and a burnt offering.

Leviticus 8:14-21. Sin offering cleanses our sins. Burnt offering reconciles us to God, as it pays the price of sin.
First, Jesus is our sin offering, through His blood. 1 John 1:7
Secondly, as our burnt offering, Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, satisfies the wrath of God and reconciles us to God. All sin is cleansed, not just some sin, all sin.

John 15:9. “Abide”: μένω meno. God is saying to let His love be your home, abide in His love.
Reverend Abraham Park said the Word of God is our home. Hebrews 12:2. Who is the joy that was set before Jesus? It is us.

6. We must dedicate our ears, hands and feet to God’s service

Ordination offering is where Moses applies the blood of the sacrificial offering and applies it on the right thumb, right toe, and right ear of the high priest, and priests. Leviticus 8:23-24. This right side symbolizes both sides, the right side is the more important part of our body. The Hebrew word for “ordination” is melu, which comes from the word “mala” which means to be full of something.

So the hands (deeds), feet (destination), and ears (thoughts) must be filled with the things and thoughts of God. This is our responsibility as spiritual priests. Psalm 24:3-4. Stand in holy place (feet), clean hands (hands), pure heart (ears). The same 3 things mentioned that should be anointed.

7. We must train in humility

After the ordination offering, Moses sprinkles oil and blood on Aaron’s garments, and the priest’s garments. Leviticus 8:30. Oil represents the Holy Spirit. The blood represents Jesus’ atonement sacrifice.

The Holy Spirit’s job is to connect us to Jesus, like a bridge. 1 Peter 1:2.
Confessing our sins is also part of our training in godliness. James 5:16

8. We must train our spiritual eyes to see God

Leviticus 8:31-32. Aaron and the priests (his sons) eat inside the Tabernacle. It is an ordination meal. It symbolizes the special privilege that priests enjoy, the privilege of dwelling in God’s presence, to have fellowship with Him. Only priests can do this. This is called “the discipline of God mindfulness”. We therefore must train our spiritual eyes and ears like this, to see the spiritual presence of God, and to be mindful of who is in the room with us. 2 Corinthians 4:18.


These same 8 responsibilities are also ours, as priests of Jesus Christ.
Brothers and sisters, godliness is our privilege, a qualifying mark of a true believer. The evidence that hell lies behind and heaven lies ahead of us. It is our task, our responsibility, our inheritance.

Bishop JC Rile wrote in the 1800s to the young men: Tomorrow is the devil’s day but today’s is God’s. Satan does not care how spiritual your intentions are, or how foolish your resolutions may be, so long as it is for tomorrow. Answer him “Satan! No, it shall be Today, TODAY!”


Evangelist Nicholas Chiang

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