Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 11 | 13 Mar 2022 Lord's Day


PRESIDER: Elder Ridwan Dinata
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
26. Psalm 104
26. 诗篇 104
Prayer by Elder Ridwan Dinata
Scripture Reading:
John 1:40-42
约翰福音 1:40-42
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Agnus Dei (How Great Thou Art)
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
True Worshipers – Peter
真正的崇拜者 – 彼得
Hymn 519
Offering Prayer by Elder Ridwan Dinata
Offering Song:
Good Good Father

(Sharon Praise)
Announcements by Elder Ridwan Dinata
*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 – *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 church is open for Dawn service at 6am every Saturday.
  • As we observe this season of Lent (2 Mar-14 Apr), let us use this time to prepare through prayer and repentance to reflect on our relationship with God, and take steps to draw closer to Him.
  • There will be Holy communion and Baptism on Easter Lord’s Day, 17 Apr. For those who wish to be baptized, please see Pastor Sam.
  • Gabriel Sunday School will be hosting the second session of “The Little Scientist Workshop” on Sat 26 Feb from 9:30am – 11:00am via zoom. Register at gss.zionchurch.sg
  • Pastor Sam will be guest speaking at Hinghwa Methodist Church on 26 Mar (Sat) at 5pm via Zoom. Please pray for the Word to bless and touch the hearts of the attendees.
  • Special offering reminder from the Finance office:
    Members who are giving their offering online, make sure to indicate your name, type of offering and the date info under the memo/remarks sections when initiating the transfer.

    Please indicate your offerings’ purpose especially for TITHES (to be listed as TH). Any online offerings without indications of whether for tithing, thanksgiving, building, mission, etc will be recorded as regular offerings.
    Thank you for your assistance. (See similar instructions under Offering & Tithe)

  • “Zerubbabel’s Temple and The Walls of Jerusalem” Cell Group Book 2022 is out now for sale at $15 per copy. Please see our office staff to purchase.
  • Chinese Book 3 of the History of Redemption book series has arrived and is available for sale at $20 per copy. Please see office staff for your purchase.
  • 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 16 March: Deacon Eric Neo

Lord’s Day 20 March: Elder William Ng


Via Internet Banking

You can give an offering electronically by transferring to the following account:

Please make sure to indicate your name, type of offering and the date info under the memo/remarks sections when initiating the transfer. Please indicate your offerings’ purpose especially for TITHES (to be listed as TH).
Note: Any online offerings without indications of whether for tithing, thanksgiving, building, mission, etc will be recorded as regular offerings.
Thank you for your assistance.

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
True Worshipers – Samaritan Woman

Scripture: John 4:3-8

The title for today’s message is: True Worshipers – Samaritan Woman. In the gospel of John, we have studied last week how John presents Jesus as the true tabernacle and the new temple. The purpose of the tabernacle and temple in the Old Testament is for the people of God to be redeemed and restored in their relationship with God. It is a way, path, means. John presents Jesus as the tabernacle. Jesus said: I am the way, truth and life, no one comes to the Father without coming through Me.

The purpose of John’s presentation in the gospel is not just that Jesus is the temple. The ultimate purpose is who are the people who will be saved through that temple?

We will focus on looking at those who have come to meet and believe in Jesus.
Nicodemus said he believed Jesus is a good rabbi, a good teacher sent from God. Nicodemus believes to a certain extent. Jesus asked him: How will you believe if I speak of heavenly things when you don’t believe even the earthly things I speak of. Nicodemus’s faith remained at the status quo. However, there are others whose faith grows and realized Jesus is the Messiah and comes to receive life.

Among the people who come to meet Jesus and believe in Jesus, there are some common traits. Firstly, these people represent us, the process, background and end result. Secondly, there are changes in them. Thirdly there is a process of coming to believe in Jesus.

1. Samaritan woman – Who was she?

She was living with a 6th man, having 5 husbands before. Not a very proud past. She was a Samaritan, which was repugnant and abhorred by the Jews. Her personal life was in a mess, having gone through 5 husbands and living with one now. Her religious life was unsure. She represents the type who hated everything about herself, and everything around her.

Interesting how Jesus approaches her when He does not need to go through Samaritan. Jews usually go around Samaritan. But Jesus deliberately went through Samaritan, sat at a well as if waiting for her by just sitting there. She too wondered why Jesus was talking to her?

Then Jesus asked her to give him a drink. God also comes to us at the most unexpected place and time, usually when we are not ready for Him.

2. Changes that took place in the Samaritan woman

The interaction between Jesus and the Samaritan woman. John 4:9-11
(i) The first thing Jesus says: Give me a drink.
The woman was wondering: You are a Jew.

God requests of us money, time, dedication, heart, but sometimes He comes to us when we don’t have it. In this passage, Jesus is not asking for literal water. In the biblical understanding, water is what carries life. When a mother carries a baby, it is carried in water in the womb. In Hebrew, it is called Maim karim = water of life. Water contains life.

Jesus was asking the Samaritan woman: Give me your life.
God approaches us at times when it is most unexpected when we are not ready. He wants our heart, our life, just like Elijah when he went to the widow of Zarephath, he asked for the last handful of flour to make her last bread to eat and die. Elijah said: Give it to me first.
When God is asking of us something, He is requesting something of you, He does not always do it when we are overflowing and plentiful. He tells us to believe Him when we don’t have faith.

(ii) The second thing Jesus said: Whoever drinks of this water that I shall give, shall never thirst.

John 4:10-11. Samaritan woman asks: You don’t have a bucket. Who are you?

You and I know what she wants. It doesn’t really matter who He is, if He can give us the blessing, I want it. That is how we are drawn to Jesus. We are drawn not because of who He is, but because of blessings, He can give me.

I pray you can find this in Jesus, asking you for water. Are you now ready to ask for water from him?
Now the woman changes her address from “Mister” to “Sir” which is “Lord”. Our attitude towards God also changes when we realise He can give us something. Do you want it?

(iii) Thirdly, Jesus says: Go, call your husband and come here.
Jesus now reaches in deep to ask for something she does not want to reveal, something shameful that we want to cover up. For the Samaritan woman, it was her past, she doesn’t want anyone to talk about it, it offends her if anyone talks about it.

John 4:16-19, She lies: I have no husband. She is not brave enough to face it, nor courageous enough to accept she has that dark side and past.
We all have something we want to cover up and hide. But Jesus says: If you want this blessing of the eternal water, take off the mask. God does not tear down, he restores. That is called the History of Redemption.

(iv) Fourthly, Jesus says: The hour is coming and now is, that true worshipper will worship God in spirit and truth.

John 4:20-24. Jeroboam built the altar on this mountain in Samaria. She was asking where is she to worship, because of the different rules, customs and traditions that people have made. She asks the question about “Where” to worship? Jesus answers “When”. The “hour” is coming, and in Greek it is “hora”. This word hora is used to refer to the time when Jesus is to take the cross, and when Jesus’ Word is received with faith. Example: John 2, Mary. Matthew 8, the Centurion. The Canaanite woman too.

Now, the conversation changes from WHEN to HOW. The Samaritan woman is catching on to the Word. John 4:25-26.

Samaritan woman drops her waterpot and evangelizes her town saying that she met the Messiah. The hour came when Christ the Messiah came into her. She was able to receive Christ, that is the hour.

Has that hour (hora) come to you already? You too might have come to church with a heavy load but I pray that you and I may be able to return with joy and new life. She became a witness of Jesus.

3. One compared to the Samaritan woman

Nicodemus was compared with the Samaritan woman. John 3:1-5. Nicodemus does not really confess. Jesus frustrated even says: How can you believe in heavenly things if you cannot even believe the earthly things I speak of?

What is the difference between Nicodemus and the Samaritan woman? Status and identity.
• Nicodemus was a Pharisee and a ruler, probably rich. The Samaritan woman was a Samaritan and an unclean woman.
• Nicodemus came by night, Samaritan woman by day, showing the spiritual state. Judas Iscariot went out by night to betray Jesus. But this Samaritan woman came in day time.
• The Samaritan woman believed in Jesus as Christ. Nicodemus could not even believe earthly sayings.


Through this Samaritan woman, Jesus shows us the effect of the water in the tabernacle. Even to Nicodemus, Jesus says you have to be born of water and the spirit. To the Samaritan woman, He said He is the giver of the water, and she received the spirit to understand Christ.
Without being born again through water and spirit, you cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven, the Holy Place. I sincerely pray that you and I will receive that water today. He will wash us clean.
Let us pray.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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