Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 15 | 11 April 2021 Resurrection Lord's Day


ANNOUNCER: Pastor Samuel Kim
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 56
Responsive Reading:
36. Isaiah 40 (Part 1)
(36. 以赛亚书40 (1))
Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Scripture Reading:
Isaiah 43:18-19
(以赛亚书 43:18-19)
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Our Only Hope
Sermon by Dean Philip Ong
A Game-changer for God
Hymn 210
Offering Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Special Offering Items:
One Day (When we all get to Heaven)

(Sharon Praise)
*Hymn 6
*Benediction by Pastor Samuel Kim

*Congregation Standing


  • 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 – *On Zoom

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

  • The Little Scientist Workshop Session 3: ”Light-up card” will take place on Saturday, 17 Apr via zoom from 9:30am – 11am. Let us continue to pray for God’s light to shine in the hearts of the children attending. Please invite your family, friends and neighbors to join the last session.

    The workshop will be hosted via zoom at
    *Zoom link: http://zoom.zionchurch.sg
    Registration is now open at
    *Registration link: http://littlescientist.zionchurch.sg/
    More details on the website.

  • As part of our missions work to proclaim God’s Word and to support the publication of the 6th book in the series, “The Eternal High Priest of the Covenantal Oath,” Zion Church will be doing a BOOK DRIVE .

    Your missions offering given for BOOK DRIVE will be used to purchase History of Redemption Series books and Bibles (where needed) to be sent to schools, institutions, and individuals who otherwise cannot buy them to read.

    You may participate by indicating “book drive” on the offering envelopes or sending direct bank transfers to: LI JIA TSUEY at POSB / DBS Savings Account number: 312-00458-5.

  • There will be a leaders’ meeting for elders, eldresses and deacons after Bible Study.
  • The church is open for those who wish to attend Wednesday & Lord’s Day services from the start of Phase 3. There will be 2 zones allocated for the main service times up to 100 people: 50 pax in the sanctuary (zone A) & 50 pax in the fellowship hall (zone B).

    Please register your attendance at http://LD100.zionchurch.sg
    More details at http://zionchurch.sg/covid-phase3

    And please follow Government’s latest requirement to download the TraceTogether mobile app
    or to collect the physical token in preparation to this only Safe-entry system at the church.


Wednesday 14 April: Elder Tan Pau Soon

Lord’s Day 18 April: Elder Ridwan Dinata


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
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.

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
    Our Eternal High Priest Jesus Christ

    Scripture: Hebrews 8:1-6

    The author of Hebrews explains about the Old Testament’s importance and meaning of the tabernacle and the role of Jesus as the high priest.

    God’s desire is to meet with us again, but because of sin, a blockage has been created. Therefore, God gave us the tabernacle as a hint and method for us sinners to be redeemed and restored to the presence of our God, to find salvation.

    The author of Hebrews explains these different parts of the tabernacle and how to get to where God is, from where we are.

    1. The atoning path of the high priest (Heb 9:1-7)

    (i) Gates / doors. First, we have to go through the door, in order to receive atonement and forgiveness. The door of commitment, the door of opening into the life of a Christian, believing in Jesus. If not, we cannot receive the forgiveness to our sins.

    (ii) Altar of burnt offering. Represents a sacrifice offering. There has to be a sacrifice. In the OT, the sacrifice of an animal, shedding blood and burnt with fire in order for sins to be covered. For the wages of sin is death, Romans 6:23.

    (iii) Laver / basin. The priest would go to this water basin to wash his hands and feet of all the blood, stain and dirt before entering into the Holy Place, because the Holy Place is a place of purification and sanctification. Our sins are forgiven through the sacrifice, and we need to be washed and purified. This is the process of sanctification.

    Holy Place
    (iv) Table of Showbread / Bread of the Presence. The bread represents our life, our food, our daily need.

    (v) The golden lampstand. Seven lights represent the seven spirits of Jesus, seven eyes, referring to the complete powerful spirit of the Lord described in Revelation 1. Light and bread represent the Word of God.

    (vi) Altar of incense. Incense in Revelation 5 and 8 represents the prayers of the saints.

    Holy of Holies
    (vii) Veil. The veil is what divides the Holy Place to the Holy of Holies. (Mark 15) When Jesus died on the cross, this veil ripped open from top to bottom, leaving it open for those who come through Jesus to be able to take from the Tree of Life.

    (viii) Ark of the covenant. This represents the presence of God. Inside the ark of the covenant, there are 3 items representing Jesus Christ:

    • Golden jar of manna = the bread that came down out of heaven
    • 2 stone tablets of the 10 Commandments = perfect Word of redemption in Jesus Christ
    • Aaron’s budded rod = life came out of death

    2. The path of atonement that Jesus walked (Life of Jesus in the gospel of John)

    The gospel of John chapters 1 – 9 describes how Jesus is the tabernacle.

    Jesus is:

    (i) The Lamb for the atonement sacrifice (John 1:29). In this work of atonement, there has to be sacrifice and shedding of blood. John 1:14 Jesus is the Word that came down.

    (ii) The Source of Water of Life (John 2,3,4,5,6,7).

    • John 2 – Jesus turned water to wine; giving life to the water which represents world
    • John 3 – one needs to be born again of water and the spirit. That is the water of purification and forgiveness (baptism, being born into Jesus Christ).
    • John 4 – Jesus gives the water to the Samaritan woman, the water that will quench our thirst forever.
    • John 5 – Jesus becomes the stirred water for him, the healing water for the man who has been sick for 38 years.
    • John 6 – Jesus walks on water. Jesus has power and control over all water of this world, and He is the giver of the spiritual, heavenly water.
    • John 7 – Jesus who gives the water in heaven. Jesus says those who are thirsty come to Me, and there will be water flowing out of your belly, your life forever and ever.
    • Even physically on the cross, Jesus gave up all of His water for us (John 19:34). Jesus refers to the cross as the true baptism, He wants to give us that eternal water (Luke 12:50).

    (iii) The true bread that comes down from heaven (John 6). Jesus provided bread on this earth when he fed the 5,000 by multiplying 5 loaves and 2 fish. Jesus also says He is the living bread that came down out of heaven (John 6:41; 51). Jesus is heavenly God, but He came as a flesh, as human being. His Word is heavenly Word, which gives us spiritual understanding.

    (iv) The light that shines upon darkness and illumines with understanding (John 8-9).

    • John 8 – Jesus as the Light of the world gives the light of life to the darkness (John 8:12). It’s the Light that saved a sinner from death (John 8:10-11).
    • John 9 – Light that gave sight to the blind (John 9:5). He will allow us to see the kingdom of heaven in this life. The 7 lamps in the tabernacle represent the complete and perfect light that Jesus is to us, and to the world.

    (v) The Ark of the covenant: Place of God’s presence, place of life that the cherubim are protecting.

    From John chapter 10, Jesus is taking us step by step starting from the gate of the courtyard.

    John 10 – Jesus is the door, the gate.

    John 11 & 12 – Jesus’ sacrifice.

    • John 11, Jesus is resurrection and life.
    • John 12, The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to be the Passover Lamb. The sacrifice of Jesus transfers us from death to life.

    John 13 – Washing of disciples’ feet and Last Supper.
    Washing at the laver before entering the Holy Place, washing with water represents work of the Holy Spirit through which we can partake in the spiritual feast of bread and wine.

    John 14 – Comforting of the disciples, teaching about the Father and the Holy Spirit.
    Through the basin, that water, we receive the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12 tells us without the Holy Spirit, we cannot say Jesus is my Lord and we cannot say we believe in Jesus. It is through the Holy Spirit we come to understand His Word.

    After receiving the blessing of the water, we come into the Holy Place, and Jesus speaks about our relationship with the Father.

    John 15 – Relationship of Father, Jesus and disciples, becoming one.
    Father, Jesus and us can become one as long as we are in Jesus Christ.

    Jesus is taking us closer and closer to God, now we are in the Father, the Holy of Holies.

    John 16 – Promise of the Holy Spirit, connection to the Father.

    John 17 – High priestly prayer: Jesus lifts the incense of prayer lifted up to Father in heaven, on behalf of all mankind interceding and mediating for us to the Father. Heb 8:1, 12:2.

    John 18 – Judas Iscariot’s betrayal and Jesus’ arrest.

    John 19 – The Cross.

    When Jesus died, the veil ripped open, opening up the way to the Holy of Holies. Jesus’ 3 years of ministry was truly the path of the tabernacle (atonement work).

    3. Jesus fulfilled the mediating work of the high priest

    High priest in Latin = pontifex, meaning bridge. High priest is the bridge that connects us to God. That bridge was broken and burnt through Adam’s sin. But Jesus became the Second Adam that became the bridge for us. Heb 9:24-26.


    Jesus’ cross is the new covenant. The author of Hebrew talks of the new covenant given to us through the blood of Jesus Christ. Heb 9:11-15, 24-28.

    What did Jesus do with His life of tabernacle atonement? When we believe in Jesus and the cross, that is the atonement power, the power of the Holy Spirit works in us. That is why apostle Paul says now we are the tabernacle, the temple.


    Pastor Samuel Kim

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