Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 27 | 7 July 2024
Lord's Day


PRESIDER: Elder William Ng
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
64. Thanksgiving Day (1)
64. 感恩节 (1)
Prayer by Elder William Ng
Scripture Reading:
Exodus 23:14-17
出埃及记 23:14-17
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
The Promise of Grace
Sermon by Missionary Lauren Li
Feast of Harvest
Hymn 310
Offering Prayer by Elder William Ng
Offering Song:
Hymn 404 – The Love of God Is Greater Far 真神之爱 (Sharon Choir)
Announcements by Elder William Ng
*Hymn 6
*The Lord’s Prayer

*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)

  • Let us continue to pray for God’s grace and wisdom in preparation of the upcoming 2024 Summer Conference:

    Theme: “Rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.” (Nehemiah 4:20) 
    Where: Yeoju Retreat Center, Korea
    When: 29 July-1 August 2024 (Mon-Thu)

    *Registration and details at: http://sc2024.zionchurch.sg
    (Please register before 15 July)

  • There will be no Lord’s Day Bible Study today. Please gather for your monthly afternoon Cell group meetings over fellowship.

  • Starting from July this year, our Timothy Youth Ministry will conduct a separate youth service on alternate Sunday afternoons, coinciding with our afternoon Bible study. This new arrangement aims to engage our youths in a more targeted and meaningful manner. During the weeks when the Sunday afternoon youth service is scheduled, there will be no service on the preceding Saturday.


Wednesday Service (10 July)
Prayer Dcn. Louis Loy
Lord’s Day Service (14 July)
Presider Eld. Steve Yoon
Basket Bearers Dcn. Louis Loy, Dcn. Eric Neo


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

Leviticus 17: Marriage Vow

Scripture: Leviticus 27:1-2, 26-30

Who is God to you? Is He the One that you love so much, so intimate and close? Or is He the God who is there to cater to your needs?

In the closing chapter of Leviticus, God speaks about two things: (1) making a vow and (2) tithing. The purpose of giving Leviticus to the people of Israel was to restore their dwelling in the house of God together with Him. Now God is telling His people, “We are now family.” Just as husband and wife are bound in the marriage covenant through marriage vows, God is confirming Israel’s commitment and dedication to live with Him. This promise is called a vow, and tithe is the aspect of becoming one, sharing time, resources, and love together. Vows and tithes are confessions of our faith to God.

1. What is a Vow?

Leviticus chapter 27, today’s passage, refers to a vow as consecrating something—myself, my property, my offering, my animal—holy to the Lord. What is given in a vow becomes holy; what is given to God becomes holy. That’s a vow. It speaks of four different cases of vowing:

(1) Vowing oneself, my life, my family.
(2) Vowing to give an animal as an offering.
(3) Vowing to give a house as an offering.
(4) Vowing a part of the fields of one’s property.

A vow is what I voluntarily promise to dedicate and give to God in response to the grace and blessings that He has given to us. So it’s not forced. The Bible says anything that is given to God is consecrated and holy. But what I have vowed, I must keep my promise. God holds us accountable to it (Deut 23:21-23).

Leviticus 27 says the cows and animals have value. When you cannot give the animal itself as an offering due to blemish, you then give the equivalent value of the animal to the Lord, adding one-fifth more.

So let’s apply that to us. We were dedicated to the Lord, but something went wrong; corruption took place. We became blemished. Somebody needed to pay for that value. Paying that value is called redemption. God says the value is the life of His Son. That’s what He paid to redeem us.

We know the story in Acts chapter 5, about Ananias and Sapphira changing their minds after making a vow to God. God struck them to death because they ended up lying to Him. This story shows us the weight and importance of making vows. One very important vow we make with God is during baptism. When we are baptized into Christ, we are dedicating and confessing that our new life belongs to Him.

What is dedication here? How do we dedicate to God? Micah 6:6-8 says dedicating is to do justice; that is, to follow the Word of God, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God. That’s the great offering that He’s expecting of us.

2. What is a Tithe?

(Lev 27:26-34) God wants the firstborns, firstfruits, and the tithes.

Leviticus focuses on how to live as true people of God. God created the whole universe, and we are the receivers of His blessings and life. Just realizing that will start to make a change.

In the Old Testament, people of God had signs on one part of their bodies, called circumcision, to designate that their whole body and life belong to God. Tithe has the same meaning. It’s only one part out of ten that we give to God, but it represents the whole. Tithing is an acknowledgment that everything I have belongs to God. When I give that one part, God says the rest is also sanctified.

The first tithes in the Bible were given by Abraham and Jacob. A common thing about them is that they were given before the Law was established. So it was not forced. It was a natural and joyful response when they encountered God, received answers to their prayers, and truly believed that God was working powerfully in their lives. Tithe was a confession that they believed and knew God was present in their lives every moment.

In Isaiah 43:1, God says, “I have redeemed you; I have paid the price you are valued for. So He says, you are mine.” The overarching theme of Leviticus is God’s message to His people saying: “You are Mine, and I am yours.” May we be able to hear that in our lives. No matter what we are going through, just like Jacob, we may be aimlessly running away from something. But God says even there, “I am with you; wherever you go, I will be there with you.”

Jesus says in Luke 11:42 that He doesn’t want just physical offerings or lip service. He wants our hearts and love to move even our bodies in dedicating and giving to Him. We are not talking about dollar signs but about our lives. May our lives be consecrated by expressing our love to Him genuinely. May everything about us be consecrated and blessed.


Let’s ask ourselves:

– How close am I to God today?
– How close do I want to be with Him?
– What kind of relationship do I have with Him? What kind of relationship do I want with Him?


Pastor Samuel Kim

Summarized by Sandra Yong

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