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Week No. 38 | 20 September 2020 Lord's Day

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LORD’S DAY SERVICE ORDER

ANNOUNCER: Elder Tan Pau Soon
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
12. Psalm 32 (12. 诗篇32)
Prayer by Elder Tan Pau Soon
Scripture Reading:
Ezekiel 33:29 (以西结书 33:29)
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
(pre-recorded):
Somebody Loves me (有人爱着我)
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
They will know that I am the LORD
(他们会知道我是耶和华)
Hymn 290
Offering Prayer by Elder Tan Pau Soon
Offering Song:
Deep Cries Out 更深呼求
(Gabriel Sunday School)
*Announcements
*Hymn 6
*Benediction by Pastor Samuel Kim

*Congregation Standing

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Let us continue to pray for the growth of our church and for the work of evangelism.
  • Please refer to the following for our online service times and locations:

    • Wed service @ 7:40pm – *On YouTube
    • Saturday Dawn prayer service @ 6am – Special study series *On Zoom
    • Lord’s Day service @ 10:45am – *On YouTube
    • Lord’s Day bible study @ 4pm – Ezekiel Cell Group Book studies *On Zoom

    *YouTube link: http://live.zionchurch.sg
    *Zoom link: http://zoom.zionchurch.sg

  • There will be Special Bible studies on Zoom fortnightly on Saturdays from 26 Sep at 1pm.
    Topic will be: Beginning of Redemption in Genesis.
    *Zoom link: http://zoom.zionchurch.sg
  • The church is open for those who wish to view the recorded service in the sanctuary on Lord’s Days during the main service time up to 50 pax. Those who wish to come to church will need to fill out an acknowledgement form on our website, register their attendance at (http://LD50.zionchurch.sg) and meet all the requirements for the safety measures that are mandated by MCCY. Please see the details on the website (http://zionchurch.sg/covid-phase2).

UPCOMING PRAYER DUTY

Wednesday 23 September : Elder Tan Pau Soon

Lord’s Day 27 September: Elder Anthony Lim

OFFERING & TITHE

Via Internet Banking

You can give an offering electronically by transferring to the following account:

1. For regular, tithes, thanksgiving, special, and missions offerings ONLY
OCBC Bank Account: ZION CHURCH
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
DBS Bank Account: ZION CHURCH
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.

By ATM

You may transfer via ATM:
BUT PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO SPECIFY TYPE OF OFFERING if you use this option.
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
    Power of Thanksgiving

    Scripture: Luke 17:11-19

    There are many reasons to give thanks to God, we may even be a reason why somebody else is giving thanks to God. We are thankful when we are provided what we need. However, the world today has become very plentiful with less poverty; and when we become satisfied it is easy for us to take things for granted and thus diminishing thanksgiving and leading to grumblings when we don’t get what we think we deserved.

    In today’s passage, out of 10 healed lepers, only 1 came back to give thanks to Jesus and received salvation. Jesus asked, where are the other 9? We can hear the tone of disappointment or even sorrow in this question. If the other 9 had come back to give thanks to Him, they would have received something eternal and salvation. Eternal blessing is given to those who come back to Jesus to give thanks to God.

    1. The 2 loud voices

    In Luke 17:12-13, all 10 lepers raised their voices seeking for Jesus’ attention, but in verse 15 only one returned glorifying God in a loud voice.

    First, when they needed God’s attention for healing they raised their voices. This required faith because rather than going to doctors, they came to Jesus. Loud voice is not just in the volume but asking for prayer from others also takes faith because we believe that when we pray to God, God will hear us.

    But how many percent of the time when our prayers get answered or even when there is no answer, do we raise our voice to glorify God? Only one leper came back and glorified God because he saw himself cleansed. Which cry has the greater faith? Both types of cries are of faith, but are we able to cry out both times? Crying out to God in both times is the way to glorify Jesus remembering His work.

    The leper was on his way to show himself to the priest and leaders and all of them realized their bodies were cleansed. This 1 leper rather than continuing on, turned back and remembered Jesus, his focus now shifted on Jesus.

    When we ask God for solutions to our problems, our focus is on the problem. But when this man was healed, he realized, the focus now is no longer the sickness, but Jesus is the focus. The other 9 also experienced the same healing and miracle but only 1 leper wanted to share his joy and thankfulness to Jesus. This 1 leper came back first, that is the first fruit. Our thanksgiving must be the first fruit given to the Lord. “Lord this is all yours, I remember Lord.”

    The other 9 lepers must have been thankful too but focused on doing all the other things they couldn’t do because they were lepers. So, where was the focus of the 9 lepers? On themselves. But this 1 man who returned to Jesus, focused on Jesus and that is how he glorified Jesus.

    This one man who came back knew how, when and to whom to give thanks. The others were just merely thankful.

    2. Meaning of true thanks given to God

    It is not the amount of offering, but it is about us being His child and realizing after maturing concerning all the things we took for granted and how thankful we are to our Father God.

    3. There are 2 types of thanksgiving: Natural vs impossible.

    Firstly, ‘natural thanks’ is like saying ‘thank you’ naturally when we receive something like a gift. The 10 lepers had this natural thanks.

    Next, is impossible thanksgiving. God gives His children different talents, but without thanksgiving, those talents will not last long. When hardships arise, is it easier to give thanks or to grumble, lose heart, and blame others?

    Thanksgiving is something we need to practice on, and if we keep doing it then after a while, we will start giving thanks for the things that we would naturally complain about.

    During times of darkness and trials, only few people come to pray to God and even fewer people pray and give thanks to God and only a rare few would give thanks to God even though their prayer was not answered. God looks for those rare gems and say: He is precious, that is My son!

    Job, Joseph and Daniel (Job 1:20-22; 10:12; Genesis 45:7; Dan 6:10) gave thanks risking all that they had. This shows that they were not hoping to be blessed in the afterlife but they are already enjoying the blessing of God’s presence through thanksgiving, and God uses such people to save a nation.

    Let us pray that God will use our children to save this world. Hence the greatest thing to pass down to the next generation is the ability to give thanks to God. Those who give thanks to God will succeed and God will not allow them to perish but God will be with them, support them, and use them.

    4. Power comes from giving thanks.

    Paul and Silas in the New Testament gave everything for God’s work. As a result they were imprisoned, beaten, and tortured. Yet, in prison, they praised God meaning gave thanks. This is not a habitual singing but this praise is generated from their thankful heart. Their praise and faith has power to open prison doors and allowed others who heard the praise to come to receive Jesus Christ. Thanksgiving brings about miracles and cast out even sickness. Pray to God with thanksgiving and God will give us the power to overcome.

    If we don’t have thanksgiving means that we are locking up the doors of God’s blessings. They say, there is no thanksgiving in hell and no grumbling in heaven. Are we living in heaven or hell today? May we give glory to God by recognizing His works, return to thank Him for all the grace and things that we have received and may that thanksgiving give us life eternal.

    AMEN.

    Pastor Samuel Kim

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