Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 24 | 13 Jun 2021 Anniversary Thanksgiving Lord's Day


ANNOUNCER: Reverend Samuel Kim
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 56
Responsive Reading:
44. John 1 (44. 约翰福音 1)
Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Scripture Reading:
Numbers 3:11-12
(民数记 3:11-12)
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Praise His Holy Name!
Sermon by Rev. David Shin
The Church of the First-born
Hymn 245
Offering Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Thanksgiving Offering Presentations and Congratulatory Messages
Elijah Young Adult Ministry, Elder Howard & family, Gabriel Sunday School, Elders and overseas families, Pastors and Missionaries
*Hymn 6
*Benediction by Rev. David Shin

*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

  • Today is our Church’s Anniversary Thanksgiving Lord’s Day. Let us give thanks and pray that our Father will continue to bless Zion Church and that we can continue to glorify Him. Special thanks to all who have contributed and worked hard behind the scenes.
  • Let us give thanks to Pastor David Shin for blessing us with the precious Word. Let us continue to pray for Pastor David and The Lord’s Covenant Church.
  • Let us give thanks to God for His blessings through the Proclaim Conference. May God remember the participants and bless their countries and their ministries.
  • 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:
    HORA Ministries – DBS Bank Account 072-037508-4.
    Account Type: Corporate Multi Currency Account.

  • In view of the Phase 2-Heightened Alert announcement by our government on 15 May 2021, Zion Church has decided to revert to online services for both Lord’s Days and Wednesdays starting 16 May (Lord’s Day) as a precautionary measure in support of the government’s efforts for the next few weeks. There will be no on-site physical church service, departmental meetings or cell group meetings. All will be online until further notice. Please continue to pray that all services will be able to resume soon.

    Zion Church has implemented the TraceTogether ONLY SafeEntry check-in system as of 9 May 2021 in compliance with the Government’s latest mandate for places of worship. We will also be introducing the SafeEntry Gateway in a week’s time. Only the TraceTogether App and Token are accepted for SafeEntry.


Wednesday 16 June: Deacon Andrew Cheong

Lord’s Day 20 June: Elder William Ng


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
    The Cross

    Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-22

    The book of Ephesians chapter 2 is a very well-known chapter. In the first part of this chapter, we have that famous verse attesting to the fact that by God’s grace one is saved, not by means of work but as a gift from God. We will focus on the meaning of the gift (the cross) and also the implication and outcome. We need to understand correctly this message of victory and salvation, so we can speak it with authority.

    If we look at the middle part of this chapter, we see that Apostle Paul was speaking to 2 groups of people, Jews and Gentiles. God promised to establish a people that will be treasured people unto God, His people redeemed through the seed of Abraham. In Galatians 3:16, Apostle Paul tells us that seed is the Messiah (Jesus). He is the foundation of the Abrahamic covenant that brings the establishment of the people of God and the kingdom of God. Hence, Paul is speaking about a message that has relevance to all humanity, both Jews or Gentiles.

    In Ephesians 2:12, he was speaking primarily to the Gentiles who did not know the revelation of God and did not have a covenantal relationship with the God of Israel. And because one was without Messiah, he said “you were foreigner, stranger or alien”. In this verse, it says the ‘commonwealth’ of Israel, this word in Greek is the basis for the word ‘politic’ in English. Through the Messiah, we enter into a political institution and that institution has a king. A king that rules forever, ultimately the Messiah. As we learn all the way back in Genesis 28:3, Israel is going to be a congregation of people’s meeting, not just a person but rather a representation of all the tribes, nations, people and languages of the world.

    And if we go back to the Abrahamic covenant, we see that Abraham at the time when God spoke to him, was uncircumcised. This is the message of faith, when we see how Abraham was made to be righteous, it is by faith. We find the justification of faith goes all the way back to Genesis 15:6. Abraham’s covenant is a covenant to bring blessing into the world, so all the family of the world will be blessed. God wants to redeem all humanity. That is why the scripture says “For God so loved the world”. God’s work through the Messiah’s cross is sufficient for the salvation of all humanity.

    In Ephesians 2:13, Paul was speaking about what they received by faith. The foundation of the Abrahamic covenant is the Messiah. Now everything is different in Messiah, it attested that these people are in a covenantal relationship with God. When blood appears in the scripture, the primary purpose of this blood is for the purpose of redemption. Messiah is the main element of redemption because Messiah’s blood is powerful and redeems eternally. But that blood does not have any benefit until you receive it by faith. Redemption can only be experienced by faith. Here, Paul spoke about the wall of separation and he was referring to the wall between humanity and God. God’s purpose in creating Jewish people was uniquely for a purpose, that they would serve him. Israel was supposed to be a servant to bring the blessing to all the nations.

    Ephesians 2:14 says for He is our peace, He who made both ‘one’ (Jews and Gentiles). The only way one can have access to God and be found by God’s grace is through the work of the Messiah. He destroyed the wall between humanity and God through the blood on the cross. We are in spiritual darkness and only through the Messiah that will change for all humanity.

    We need to have the right understanding of what Paul was saying in Ephesians 2:15, the wall of separation is the enmity between humanity and God. This enmity which Jesus destroyed by His flesh when His body was nailed to the cross. We are being united with God through this gospel and it brings about unity when we are committed to the authority of this scripture. The term ‘the law of the commandments in the statutes’, this is appearing because it is through the commandments that I learn that I am a sinner, rebellious to God and I am in need of redemption. Romans 8:4 says that those who walk not in flesh but by the spirit fulfil the righteousness of the law.

    Messiah laid down His life, in order for humanity to be reconciled with God. The peace between God and humanity in Ephesians 2:16, Jesus reconciled both Jews and Gentiles into one body to God, through the cross. In Ephesians 2:17, it says He came to proclaim peace to you, to one that is far (Gentiles) and near (Jews) because they receive the revelation of the gospel first. He came to evangelize peace to you, through Him we have access to God.

    Therefore as a result of that, you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are part of the commonwealth of Israel. We become citizens together, same citizenship and access to the spirit of God. The message of the Messiah is a message to humanity, that God makes us a new man through the blood of redemption. Being filled with the holy spirit, we now have a message to share. Now, take the message of reconciliation, the message of hope, the promises of God and share it truthfully, accurately, boldly but with simplicity. Through this, you will be amazed how the holy spirit comes to that person and provokes them to say “Yes I want that salvation and forgiveness of sin”.


    Dr. Baruch Korman

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