Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 17 | 24 Apr 2022 Resurrection Lord's Day


PRESIDER: Elder Tan Pau Soon
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
30. Psalm 139
30. 诗篇 139
Prayer by Elder Tan Pau Soon
Scripture Reading:
Acts 2:32-42
使徒行传 2:32-42
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
The Lord is my Shepherd
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
What shall we do?
Hymn 210
Offering Prayer by Elder Tan Pau Soon
Offering Song:
Give Thanks

(Olam Praise)
Announcements by Elder Tan Pau Soon
*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
    • Lord’s Day service @ 10:45am – *On YouTube

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

  • 2022 Pyungkang Summer Conference and Bible Study Program:
    The summer retreat will be held from 1-3 Aug this year at Yeoju Conference Center. For overseas branch church members, there will be a Bible study program with a tour of other retreat centers on 3-6 Aug.
    There will be a fee of about 500 SGD which covers:
    1) Registration fee
    2) Accommodations for 5 nights
    3) 15 meals
    4) Bus transportation for 5 days
    Please contact our church office if you are interested.
  • Onsite resumption of events and services from 24 Apr, 2022:
    • Lunch and fellowship after the main service.
    >>> Please make your lunch order and payment (via PayNow) at http://lunch.zionchurch.sg latest by Wed, 27 Apr.
    • Lord’s Day Bible study at 1:45 pm in the main sanctuary
    • Dawn Services at 6am every Saturday at church
  • There will be a brief Women’s Ministry meeting today in the sanctuary right after the main service.
  • There will be HORA Youth & Young Adults Conference in Boston this year! Please pray for God’s blessings upon the conference and all those who attend.

    Theme: RE:Connect (Theme verse: 2 Cor 6:17-18)
    Dates: July 1-4, 2022, Venue: Gordon College Campus.

    Zion Church has prepared bursaries of a set amount to support our education department. Zion Church Youth and Young Adult members who wish to attend the conference may apply for the bursary.
    *Details and Registration: https://hora2022.rsvpify.com

  • Sharon Praise Ministry is recruiting new singers and musicians. If you have the talent and the heart to serve, kindly see Eldress Amanda.
  • “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.
  • Special offering reminder from the Finance office:
    Members who are giving their offering online or physical, 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 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)

  • 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 (VOD Service) 27 Apr : Pastor Samuel Kim

Lord’s Day 1 May: Elder Steve Yoon


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
Because He lives

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:1-19

Let us ask ourselves today a serious question, even if I had been a Christian for a long time, do I really believe 100% that Jesus rose again from death? Do you have a good argument that Jesus rose again? Today we will think about some arguments.

1. Arguments against Jesus’ resurrection

There are scientific, biological, historical, archaeological points of view.
2nd century AD – Celsus a Greek philosopher took a systematic approach to attack Christianity, especially that Jesus rose again. The book he wrote is: The true word.

Census tried to show the foolishness of Christian faith, he drew from Jewish sources to discredit Jesus, that Jesus had staged magic, that Jesus was a coward because He prayed for Father to remove the cup from Him, that Jesus was not a good teacher because all the disciples ran away as they know He is not the true God, and Jesus did not rise from death. He said if Jesus rose from the dead, He should have showed His body to Caesar, roman officials and other influential people to spread the word that He rose. Celsus goes on further to speak of John’s account in John 20, of the first witness of Jesus’ resurrection, Mary Magdalene. Celsus wrote: How can anyone expect rational man to listen to the testimony of a hysterical woman who was known to have 7 demons, probably a prostitute or something similar.

2. Arguments for resurrection of Jesus Christ

We will look at 3 arguments:

(i) Argument by theologians -> Response to Celsus
But the early forefathers of the church refuting Celsus, especially Origin (early church fathers) who wrote an entire article called “Contra Celsum, against Celsus” where he refuted every point that Celsus wrote to attack Christianity. “If I were to create a false story, would I use Mary Magdalene? The disciples wrote the events as it happened, that is why Mary Magdalene is the first one to testify of Jesus’ gospel. That is why even doubting Thomas was included in the story. Even if Jesus appeared to all the high officials, Roman Caesar and kings, do you think they would have believed?” That does not fit with God’s intention of His redemption story. He is not here to receive any social or political recognition. Jesus is here to save those who believe Him.

Pastor Tim Keller said Christianity offers something intensely rationale, it is more than rationale, it is merciful, personal and wonderful. Apostle Paul says, hearing the Word of God, will lead us to faith. So our faith, is not from ignorance, this Word of God is not irrational, and all knowledge comes from God.

It took a whole lot of reasoning and evidence for the disciples to believe –
Peter, John, Thomas all did not believe in the beginning until they saw evidence of Jesus’ nail marks. What about us? Jesus didn’t appear to us in His physical resurrected bodies for us to believe. That is why we need to see & understand Him in the bible. The Word of God is written and inspired by the Holy Spirit, no fallacy and no errancy. If we believe that God created the whole universe, we should be able to believe this bible is true, and Jesus resurrected.

(ii) Argument by disciples -> Apostle Paul’s writing
Apostle Paul wrote less than 20 years after Jesus’ resurrection and ascension. He said at one point in time, more than 500 people all saw Jesus’ resurrected body, and you can go find them, some of them are still alive. Paul was saying this was public knowledge, most of these eyewitnesses were still alive.

(1 Cor 15:1-9) Apostle Paul was saying, I am not speaking to you about what you heard from rabbis or from church, but I am speaking to you about what we saw and heard. I really met Him. You met Him. Many people met Him. Resurrection was not just an inference from an empty tomb. It was not because Peter and his disciples went into the empty tomb, but Jesus really appeared to them.

(iii) Argument by the people
Disciples ran away when Jesus was crucified, even when Jesus resurrected, they initially couldn’t believe. Suddenly these were changed overnight. Even Peter who denied Jesus, was crucified upside down. People were martyred as witnesses to Jesus Christ. Why would they do that? There were other Messianic pretenders and they died later and their followers never died for them.

Human created stories cannot last. Jesus’ resurrection has made a change, not only in individuals but the whole world. Even today, your lives and my life have changed. Can you say: Look at me, I am the proof that Jesus is alive.

Conclusion. Life with peace, is life with testimony

Have you ever felt the peace that the world cannot give? You experienced it when you came to Jesus. If you have not experienced that peace, please pray “Lord please give me that peace, help me to experience that peace.” Apostle Paul told us and told the early Christians what was at stake if Jesus was not alive. Everything would be in vain and meaningless.

Jesus entered in that room where the disciples were. Before they even asked, He knew they wouldn’t believe. He showed them the nail marks. Only then did they rejoice, and fear left. That is when Jesus said: Peace be with you. This peace is possible only when we can believe and trust. After saying that, Jesus showed them His hands and allowed them to believe, then said “Peace be with you.” When Jesus said to give us peace, that means He will help us.

Jesus then said “Receive the Holy Spirit, for I am sending you just as My Father sent me.” He gives us faith, allows us to believe, gives us the Holy Spirit.

That peace in our life is our testimony. Our testimony is not that I believe 100%, but our testimony is even if I fall and do not believe, Jesus comes and we have that relationship, gives us His peace, and we get up again, our darkness goes away. That continued relationship, that kind of life, is the testimony that Jesus is alive.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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