Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 1 | 2 Jan 2022 Lord's Day


ANNOUNCER: Elder Anthony Lim
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
67. New Year’s Day (67. 新年日)
Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Scripture Reading:
John 21:4-14
(约翰福音 21:4-14)
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
He Leadeth me (祂带领我)
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
The Blessing of 153
(153 的祝福)
Hymn 434
Offering Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Offering Song:
It Is His Grace

(by HyeJi Kim & piano by Dcn. Renata Hann)
*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

  • The Precept for 2022:“A church that is devoted to making great advances in proclaiming the Word of redemptive history.” (Exod 36:3; Neh 6:15-16; Ps 18:29; 110:3; Col 1:6)
  • There will be special dawn services to start the New Year:
    Dates: 3-6 Jan (Mon-Thu) via Zion Church Zoom
    Speaker: Rev. Abraham Park
  • There will no Lord’s Day Bible Study today. Bible study will resume next Lord’s Day, 9 Jan.
  • Please submit your Ministries’ 2022 budget latest by 31 January 2022 to the finance department.
  • 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 5 Jan: Deacon Andrew Cheong

Lord’s Day 9 Jan: 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
How Shall We Come To An End?

Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:5-8

In today’s passage, Apostle Paul confesses that he knows his life will come to an end soon. And he summarises his ministry giving glory and thanks to God. The year’s end is always a busy time but as believers, we must remember to settle accounts with God before the year ends. Being ready is not just for when we become sick or when we know our lives are ending. If we were to go to the Lord today, are we ready? Will we be like apostle Paul, able to say, I have fought the good fight, I have kept the faith?

This is the last week of the year 2021, the last Lord’s Day. Next Lord’s Day will be in the new year of 2022. As we finish this year, let us learn from Apostle Paul how to end 2021 well. For when we end this year correctly, we can begin 2022 with confidence. How did Apostle Paul do it?

1. Apostle Paul came to an end with his old self

Apostle Paul was not afraid to reveal himself as a former blasphemer, persecutor, violent aggressor who sought to destroy the church of God. That was until he met Jesus. He put his old self behind & became a new person (1 Timothy 1:13; Galatians 1:13-17). Philippians 3:5-8 records Apostle Paul’s impressive credentials – top education, best family background, impeccable upbringing. Yet he put them all behind, considering them as rubbish, as poop. He could do that because he knew what was in front of him – JESUS, who was far greater than all his past achievements put together. Apostle Paul was able to put an end to his old self at the cross. When he met Jesus, he was able to leave his old self behind. He considers it as being crucified in Christ and was perfectly willing to give up all he was to become the new person Jesus wants him to be (Galatians 2:20; 5:24; Romans 6:6).

Before 2021 ends, let us also put an end to our old selves! As 2021 draws to a close, let us challenge ourselves to put at least 1 thing behind us that we will not take into 2022 – whether it’s our depression, sadness, hatred, anger, bad habits, or temper. Whatever it is, let us say goodbye to it when 2021 ends. May we experience the love of Jesus at the cross so that we can let go!

2. Apostle Paul came to a good end with his ministry

Apostle Paul fulfilled whatever God had given him to do. He never held back, in spite of imprisonment & afflictions that awaited him (Acts 20:22-24). Let us not hold back or calculate whether God’s work is worth doing. We may not have as great a faith as apostle Paul, but God has given each of us a task and a mission field – whether it is our home, our work, or just our lives. Let us be mindful to fulfill our God-given tasks. To apostle Paul, keeping his life was second to doing God’s work & finishing what he was entrusted with.

3. Apostle Paul came to the end of his life in faith

He kept the faith & finished the course (2 Timothy 4:7). Apostle Paul ran his race with focus, with a goal to win (1 Corinthians 9:24,26). What does it mean to have kept the faith?

In winter, rivers and lakes freeze up. If 2 people were to walk over a frozen lake, one with great faith & the other without, will the ice break for 1 person and not the other? What decides whether a person falls in or not? It is the thickness of the ice. If it is thick enough, a tank can roll over and the ice will never crack. But if the ice is thin, we will definitely fall into the water.

Faith is about how thick the ice is. Faith is about the God we believe in. When apostle Paul says: I kept my faith, it means God has proven Himself to Apostle Paul over & over through the course of his life of faith that he cannot but trust Him completely. Hebrews 11:1 says faith is the assurance of things hoped for. In Greek, assurance is “hupostasis”, the unseen support of what is standing in clear view. Knowing that God is supporting us, that is faith. Faith is the conviction of things not seen; seeing what is invisible. In Greek, it is elanko, which means to bring to light, to expose, to set forth, to convince. Faith is about being sure of who we believe in, who He is & what He can do. Faith is looking to God who made the promises and can fulfil them.

When we look back on 2021, has God proven Himself to us? May we be able to see we have not fallen through thin ice because God has been underneath supporting us. Hupostasis! God is the very essence and foundation beneath our feet, hence we have not fallen in. It was because God had allowed us to keep faith.

4. In conclusion, let us look at 2 people without good endings and 2 with good endings.

2 people who had bad endings:
(i) Adam
He had an awesome start but a bad end. Why? He took out the very essence and foundation of what supported him, which is the Word of God. Let us not be like Adam, but as we obey the Word of God, it will remain the strong foundation under us.

(ii) Judas Iscariot
He had a good beginning. He was chosen as one of the 12 disciples and was given charge over the finances. But in the end, he betrayed Jesus. Why? He followed Jesus for his own greed & ended up judging Jesus.

2 people whose ends were good:
(iii) Enoch and Methuselah – father & son
Enoch is known for transfiguration, going to heaven without seeing death. He is like our role model. But Methuselah is known for death. His name means “at his death, judgment will come.” From his birth, everyone was looking to his death. Enoch is about life while Methuselah is about death. It is natural for us to prefer Enoch’s ending because we do not want to die. But let’s think about this: Enoch’s life & transfiguration was made possible because of Methuselah. Enoch was able to put a good end to each day because he did not know when the end will be. He repented when he sinned & tried daily to live according to God’s will. As a result, God was so pleased with him, that He took him up without seeing death.

For Methuselah, God’s task for him was to die. His death foreshadows Jesus’ death on the cross. Because of him, Noah his grandson was able to find hope, his father Enoch was able to transfigure. His death meant the flood judgment was at hand & the ark of salvation was ready. I am sure we still prefer the path of Enoch’s transfiguration rather than Methuselah’s death. But whichever way is our end, may our ends always fulfil God’s will!
In the end, how do we want to be remembered & by whom? More than being remembered as a good person who loved their families, let us desire to be remembered by God. And may God testify that we have been very pleasing to Him & that we had fulfilled His will!

Therefore, it is too late to finish 2021 well. Let us think about what we want to leave behind in 2021. Let us also think about the tasks God is giving us for 2022 & how we will be able to accomplish them.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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