Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 19 | 8 May 2022 Lord's Day


PRESIDER: Elder Tan Pau Soon
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
72. Parent’s Sunday
72. 父母的星期日
Prayer by Elder Tan Pau Soon
Scripture Reading:
Deut 6:1-7
申命记 6:1-7
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Praise His Holy Name
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Biblical values – Parents and children
圣经价值观 — 父母和孩子
Hymn 305
Offering Prayer by Elder Tan Pau Soon
Offering Song:

(Sharon 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

  • Month of May is ‘The Month of Family’. Let us remember to appreciate and honor our family members as well as our church family.
  • We will have our Church’s Anniversary Thanksgiving Service on 12 June (Lord’s Day).
  • 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 from 3-6 Aug.
    * Note: dates & schedule may change.

    There will be a fee of KRW 450,000 (about 500 SGD) which covers:
    1) Registration fee
    2) Accommodations and Bus transportation for 5 nights
    3) 15 meals
    4) Recreation

    Please contact our church office if you are interested. Please register online latest by 4 July (Mon) at the following link: https://forms.gle/q2AhJjyYkLn94eeo9

  • 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) http://lunch.zionchurch.sg latest by every Wed .
    • Lord’s Day Bible study at 1:45 pm in the main sanctuary
    • Dawn Services at 6am every Saturday at church
  • 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

  • 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 11 May: Deacon Andrew Cheong

Lord’s Day 15 May: 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
Biblical Values – Marriage

Scripture: Genesis 2:24-25

In this month of May (month of the family), I would like us to think about a few topics with the series title “Biblical Values.” Today, we will think about “marriage,” the first and most basic unit that God has formed in the History of Redemption in which God establishes His Kingdom on earth.
It’s a special feeling to find one person that you love and to be loved by that person. That love may build up to marriage, a promise and covenant that they will love each other and no other for the rest of their life. The problem is that such feeling does not last very long unless it develops into a deeper and more mature love in a healthy way. So, let’s think briefly about marriage today.

1. Purpose of marriage

Marriage is a contract/covenant relationship between two individuals (man and woman). And this society supports it by institutionalizing it and protecting it. But when that agreement (contract) is breached, divorce ends the contract.

Why, then, do people get married?
(1) To satisfy an emotional desire
(2) To satisfy sexual desire/drive
(3) To satisfy the desire for stability
(4) To have children and family – for continuing the heritage
(5) To satisfy the desire to expand oneself

Genesis 6 tells us that people married whoever they wished. That desire has been around since the fall of mankind, but it led the world to destruction.
Again, it is not good to get married solely as a contract to fulfil one’s goals or desires. That also is not biblical. But we cannot limit marriage to just emotional love or physical attraction. Hopefully, marriage will help both the husband and wife to grow and develop.

2. Importance of marriage that the Bible teaches us

(1) Leave his father and mother (Genesis 2:24)
When we were babies and could not do anything, it is our parents who provided everything. They were everything and the basis of our existence.
But God tells us to leave our father and mother through marriage.
God is commanding us to ensure/secure independence in life through marriage.
God wants Christians and all mankind to be able to have an independent relationship with Him. This is a very important part of Christian life. And we can learn this through marriage.

(2) Become one flesh/body (Genesis 2:24)
Mankind cannot live alone even if one does not get married. We need to be in a society. We are interdependent on each other. Through marriage, we need to learn to form unity and become one through marriage. In society, we need to learn to live in cooperation as part of the whole also. In this relationship, husband and wife support each other, encourage each other, depend on each other, and create a bloodline. The reason for becoming one flesh is also to continue the seed. God wants His people to continue the seed/heritage of faith. Hence, God wants to see unity in faith through marriage.

(3) They were both naked and were not ashamed (Genesis 2:25)
Significance of “naked”
“Naked” means that one is vulnerable, helpless, without protection, without title, without protection, etc. God is telling us to learn to be vulnerable and honest with each other. We are to accept each other and ourselves without any covering. In marriage, we should be able to accept each other not with shame but with sympathy and compassion. It is through biblical marriage one can learn to be a good part of the society also.

3. Healthy relationship

As spouses accept each other and become united (one flesh), there needs to be mutual respect for severalty/individuation. If one spouse has to sacrifice him/herself for the sake of becoming “one” and the same, it is not good for the relationship in the long run. But it is also not good for them to live two separate individual lives as spouses. There needs a balance between independence and interdependency, a balance between individuality and unity. We need to learn to maintain a healthy distance and healthy intimacy with respect.

4. Reality

There is always a gap between the ideal and the real. One thing we must remember is that marriage is not a stage where our dreams and ideals are fulfilled automatically from the beginning. It is only a part of the reality in which we live.
What allows us to go the long way in our marriage is the shared values and direction. If the spouses don’t look in the same direction and each wants to head towards a different direction in life, their unity will only remain on the fleshly/physical level. For those who have faith and believe in God and His Word, their basis and foundation for values is the Word/Bible. That’s why it is even more difficult for the spouses in their marriage if they have different faith and beliefs.
Faith is not just one part of life. It defines one’s entire life’s direction and purpose. Hence, it will be a heavier matter. It’s easier when the two are so different but agree on their faith and about living according to the ways of God. The other gaps will become smaller.

5. Qualification and reason for marriage

(1) Qualifications
One of the most important elements in marriage is love, but those who do not love themselves cannot share love with anyone, even their spouse.
We all lack in this area called “love.” Everyone may feel the emotional kind of love at first, but that love needs to deepen and mature to be able to embrace and accept our spouse. I need to be the one, even if there is no one else in the world, who can accept, encourage, and love that person. With love, even the wrong and weak areas can be corrected.

(2) Reason
Marriage is where both the husband and wife learn and grow together. Our spouse is someone who will walk the path of life with us until the day the Lord returns or the day when we return to the Lord. And all the way until that day, we are to learn to love each other.

Conclusion: Purpose of the biblical marriage

Genesis 2:18 (NASB95) — 18 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”
“Helper”: עֵזֶר (ʿēzer) – one who helps, supports
The help is in regards to the work that God had given to Adam, to abad and shamar. Adam was like a regent king under God’s sovereignty, trying to expand God’s Kingdom. That’s the work that they were to do together.
“Suitable”: נֶגֶד (neged) – The verbal form nagad means ‘to tell, make known, disclose.” Neged is also translated as “corresponding, before.” It is someone who understand and correspond.

Adam is to tell and disclose the Word and will of God to her and she is to correspond. Marriage is a relationship where we correspond and help each other to fulfil our purpose as people created by God.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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