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Week No. 2 | 10 January 2021 Lord's Day

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LORD’S DAY SERVICE ORDER

ANNOUNCER: Elder Steve Yoon
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
25. Psalm 103 (25. 诗篇 103)
Prayer by Elder Steve Yoon
Scripture Reading:
Luke 18:1–8 (路加福音 18:1-8)
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
(pre-recorded):
Behold Only Jesus (仰望着主耶稣)
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Will the Son of Man find faith when He
comes? (人子来的时候会找到信心吗?)
Hymn 397
Offering Prayer by Elder Steve Yoon
Offering Song:
Magnificent (荣美辉煌)
(Sharon Praise)
*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 will resume from today, 10 January 2021 – *On Zoom

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

  • There will be a Zoom online seminar organized by HORA Ministries.
    Date and time: 30 January, Saturday at 2pm – 4:30pm
    Theme: “Declaring the End from the Beginning…” (Isa 46:9-11).
    Speakers: Pastor Paul Kim and Pastor Samuel Kim. More details will be posted on Zion and HORA websites.

    Let us pray for God’s Word to go forth and give hope and redemption in all nations!

  • Tung Ling Bible School has started their new school term. Let us pray that God’s word of redemption will be proclaimed through the school, for the teachers, and students.
  • The Precept for the year 2021: “The Church That Fulfils the Amazing Redemptive-Historical Restoration Through Faith That Soars Like an Eagle”
    (Isa 40:31; Luke 5:26; 6:10; Acts 3:21; 1 John 5:4)
  • All department leaders, please take note 31 Jan 2021 will be the budget submission deadline for year 2021 to the finance department.
  • There will be Women’s ministry meeting at 3:30pm via zoom today.
  • 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.

UPCOMING PRAYER DUTY

Wednesday 13 January: Elder Tan Pau Soon

Lord’s Day 17 January: Elder William Ng

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
    Who are you?

    Scripture:

    Are we happy? The majority of people doubt their prayers will be heard or answered. 90% of those who are hospitalized because of cancer are convinced that they will not be cured. Many people have an attitude of doubting their own abilities. Thus, these kinds of people will have difficulties in trying to find happiness. Instead of focusing on reasons to be happy, they focus on reasons to be unhappy, unsatisfied, and depressed. Generally, their minds are convinced that they are unable to be happy. We cannot be happy unless we uproot and change this kind of negative thinking.

    God gave us the power of faith that allows our words to make things happen. Our brain is created with much more ability and power than we know. It has the power to detect and follow what we believe and say. Hence, living words and thoughts can breathe the power of life into our spirit, soul, and body!

    Jesus told us that with faith we can even move mountains. Jesus is speaking of the great power that God gave us at creation, and this treasure is hidden in the field of our hearts. The Word of God possesses such powers in our hearts and lives!
    Mankind was created to be good, but the world of sin changed us. Jesus came to find and restore us to how we were originally created. Because man was created from the dust of the ground. Therefore, restoration begins from the ground. The ground is our heart and the seed is the Word. The seed needs to enter the ground, root down, grow, and bear fruits of 30, 60, and 100 folds of happiness. Matthew 13:1-9 speaks of the different grounds.

    1) The Road

    This shows that the heart is like a hard concrete road without a chance for the seed to penetrate. People like this stubbornly believe that they are always right causing other family members to suffer mentally and socially and having relational complications. They respect only themselves and want things done only by their ways building themselves up by stepping on others.

    The cause of most mental patients is from their homes where someone had degraded their self-esteem and confidence. Because of the continual mental abuse, they become so fragile that they easily break and hurt by anything that happens outside the home. People with hardened hearts like the road do not have a place for the Word. Therefore, we need to respect the views and ways of others and learn to depend on one another.

    Marriages will break up if both want each other to adjust to his/her own ways. This is impossible because everyone is different. Initially in a relationship, differences may seem attractive but in the long run, those differences, becomes an inconvenience and conflicts occur. Spouses need to learn to be more flexible with each other. If one or both is stubborn about his/her own way, then problems will arise. They need to understand what their expectations are and balance them with each other and with reality. Married couples shouldn’t compare their spouse to their parents, instead learn to communicate and adjust to each other.

    We need to allow God’s grace to break the road and make it into a field, and never break each other’s roads, or else we may end up becoming enemies.

    2) The Rocky Places

    The rocks in our heart are thoughts and voices that tell us we cannot do it, and we cannot be happy. These rocks can only be removed and penetrated through God’s Word and grace.

    3) The Thorns

    God gave us good energy (life) to be happy and do good things, but we often waste that energy on useless things like hatred and jealousy, which are the thorns of our lives.

    Conclusion

    Our life and body depend on which direction our heart is headed. What prevails in that heart is called ‘faith’. Hebrews 11:1 teaches us that it depends on what the heart is convicted of. Jesus said that if we have faith the size of a mustard seed we can move mountains. This shows how powerful faith is. Even in hypnotism people are able to do things that normally they cannot or vice versa. Hypnotism tests show that they can sweat in a cold room or freeze in a hot room. Yet, hypnosis is only temporary and partial, but faith is real and has eternal power.

    Trauma causes us to be hypnotised and makes us become somebody we are not. Likewise, we are not who God made us be. That is why we are asking the question, “Who am I?”

    According to quantum mechanics applied to human bio and psychology, a person normally lives with about 200 level of energy. Joy, thanksgiving, love, forgiveness, and respect, raise that energy of life to 300, 400, and 500 (1 Thessalonians 5:16-23). And the fullness of the Holy Spirit will raise it even more. But when this energy level falls too low, the heart and the body falls sick. What lowers this level are pride, hatred, strife, greed, obsession, fear, worries, despair, guilt, shame, blame, and such.

    The energy (life) is lost when they hold onto hatred and strife. When their energy level drops below 200 it causes them to feel lethargic, irritated, critical, and unenthusiastic; hence energy is taken from the body causing the body to be weak and sick. Thus, hatred leads to death. Therefore, let’s forgive for our own peace and health.

    On the other hand, those who are in love find extra energy. They are bright and happy even without much food or sleep. When hatred is changed to love, the energy rises to 500. Spiritual energy and the love of God can raise that energy even higher. That’s how people are able to fast for even 40 days.

    The moment we experience God’s love and grace through the Word and Holy Spirit, the energy is recharged and filled up. Hence, it is important that the Word is alive in us.

    Amen

    Pastor Samuel Kim

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