Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 44 | 31 Oct 2021 Lord's Day


ANNOUNCER: Elder Anthony Lim
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 56
Responsive Reading:
10. Psalm 27 (10. 诗篇 27)
Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Scripture Reading:
2 Kings 22:2
(列王紀下 22:2)
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Hymn 208 – What A Wonderful Change
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Hymn 210
Offering Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Offering Song:
Just as I am

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

*Congregation Standing


  • Let us continue to pray for the growth and revival of our church and for the work of evangelism.
  • Let us continue to pray for God’s protection of all nations in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic situation and for the situation to improve and be well-managed.
  • 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

  • Please pray for Pastor Sam who will be guest speaking at Hinghwa Methodist Church on 6 Nov, this Sat at 5pm via Zoom.
  • Gabriel Sunday School will be hosting an event: “Elijah, Man of Prayer”, a VBS 2021 Musical on 20 November via Zoom from 9:30am-11am. Start inviting your family, neighbours and friends today!

    Register at: http://gss.zionchurch.sg

  • Our 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on 7 Nov, next Lord’s day at 4pm via Zoom. There will be no Bible study on that day. Please pray for Father’s will and guidance for 2022 as we prepare and pray for our AGM and 2022.
  • There will be Cell group leaders’ meeting after the Bible study today.
  • 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.


Wednesday 3 Nov: Deacon Eric Neo

Lord’s Day 7 Nov: 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
The Greater Things

Scripture: John 3:12

1. Jesus tells us there are heavenly and earthly things.

Throughout His ministry, there was a message that Jesus testified that He wanted us to understand. He brought us the new covenant, the new message. Jesus distinguished the earthly and the heavenly.

In John 1:48-51, Nathanael came to understand Jesus as the Son of God, and Jesus answered him, “You will see greater things than this, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” This vision reminds us of the vision that Jacob had at Bethel when he saw the ladder connecting heaven and earth, and angels going up and down.

Angels are messengers who carry God’s message from heaven to this earth. Jesus is replacing that spiritual ladder with Himself. So, Jesus is telling us that He is the connection, the ladder, between heaven and earth. He brings heaven to us and us to heaven. We are able to enter into the kingdom of heaven through the coming of Jesus. Thus, when Jesus is with us, we are in heaven.

Jesus’ main message is that He testifies of the Father and Father testifies of Him. The only One who can bring us to heaven is Jesus.

Jesus’s Testimony of the greater things which is Heaven and Father in heaven. Jesus explains how to come into the heavenly realm or to the Father.
John 3:12-13

John 3:14-16

The greater thing = the heavenly thing = eternal life.

John 3:31-35 John 3:36
John 4:14 John 4:23-24
John 5:17

John 5:19-21

John 5:22-24

Here, Jesus is saying that everything I do is from the Father, and according to the Father.

John 5:26

John 5:30-32

John 5:37-40
John 6:26-27 John 6:29
John 6:35-42

John 6:43-47

Here, Jesus is asking, “Have you met the Father through Jesus? Do you see Him through the Spirit?” How will this be different in the end times?

John 6:51 John 6:53-58
John 6:61-62 John 6:63-65

John 7:16

John 7:28-29

John 7:33

John 7:37-38
John 8:12

John 8:14

John 8:16

John 8:18

John 8:19

Jesus is asking, “Do you know the Father?” Many Christians claim to know Jesus. But we must reflect and ask ourselves, have we met the Father? Have we entered into that spiritual heavenly realm and are we with Him now in that realm?

John 8:23 John 8:24

John 8:26

John 8:28-29

John 8:31-32

John 8:36-38

John 8:44-45

John 8:47

John 8:52

John 10:25-26

John 10:29-30

John 10:34-38

John 1:1 says Jesus is the Word. The Word and God seem to be separate entities, thus, this is not easy to understand. This Word in John 1:1 is the Word that created all things. This is the same Word, from the same God, that provides redemption. So, we need that Word to be inside us for us to believe and come to Jesus.

2. Jesus came to open up heaven for us.

People bitten by venomous snakes testify that they first lose their hearing and sight before they pass out and die. The serpent has spiritually bitten mankind with its poison. As a result, our spiritual ears and eyes are shut so that we cannot hear or understand the Word and we cannot see heaven and the presence of God. Heaven is shut because sin entered, but Jesus came to this earth to open that door for us, that is why at His baptism the heavens were opened (Matthew 3:16-17).

If we have received Jesus, heaven should be open for us. When Peter confessed Jesus as the Christ, Jesus says I will give you the keys to heaven. This means that the heavens will open to us (Matthew 16:16,19).

Heaven isn’t just a faraway heaven, but there will be a ladder that will connect us and we will be in it. When? Jesus said the hour is now. So, we need to climb up that ladder. Jesus left the door open, yet we say, “God why are You abandoning me on this earth? I am suffering!” Jesus is saying, “Lift up your head, and see heaven open for you!”

John 14:6 tells us that by coming to Jesus, we have come to the Father. We have come to Jesus, so let us now come to the Father.

How did Jesus testify about Himself and Father in the gospel of John? God is One but 3 persons, the Trinity. Jesus is the second person of the Trinity and continues to call upon the Father, pray to Him and testify of Him in heaven. Jesus is God who came down from heaven to His people who are on the earth. He clearly distinguished Himself from the Father in heaven (John 5:43). He says He only speaks and does what the Father shows Him.

Jesus opened the way for us to meet the Father. Jesus explained that the purpose is for us to come to the Father, and not to bring Father to the earthly level. Before being crucified, Jesus’ last prayer to the Father was Him mediating for us, saying, “They did well, Father receive them,” even though we did nothing good. His job was to mediate.

In Acts 1:9-11, Jesus was taken up to the clouds. Jesus was not flying on the clouds, but he just disappeared into a cloud. So, the people were looking up into the sky, and 2 men in white clothing came and scolded them asking, “Why do you stand looking up into the sky?! Jesus has been taken into heaven…”

They were looking into the sky but the 2 men said that Jesus was taken into heaven and not the sky. Is the sky a physical or spiritual realm? It is still a physical realm. Even beyond the sky into outer space, that too is still a physical realm. When the bible talks of heaven, it is not of a physical place but a spiritual place. Jesus will not return from the sky, not from outer space in the universe, but from heaven. We must understand this correctly.

Jesus has opened heaven for us, and we need to experience that heaven in our daily life. We may eventually move into heaven at the end, but even now, He has opened that window for us. We don’t have to look up, but He is here with us. Rev 12:12 is not talking about people raptured in heaven or angels or dead people or sailors, God is referring to people still on earth. God is distinguishing people in the spiritual levels of sea, earth and heaven.

The difference between true believers versus people who don’t know Jesus is that true believers see God daily, we hear Him daily, we speak to Him daily. If Father has called you, He will call you to Jesus and through Jesus we will be able to meet the Father (Psalm 119:18, Colossians 3:1-3,10).


Pastor Samuel Kim

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