Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 25 | 19 June 2022 Zion Church Lord's Day Service


PRESIDER: Pastor Samuel Kim
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
35. Isaiah 35
35. 奉以赛亚书 35
Prayer by Elder William Ng
Scripture Reading:
Nehemiah 2:17-18
尼希米记 2:17-18
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Hymn 470 – When Peace, Like a River, Attendeth my Way
Sermon by Missionary Jasmine Jung
Let us rise and build the city wall
Hymn 401
Offering Prayer by Elder William Ng
Offering song:
Majesty (Here I am)

(Sharon Praise)
Announcements by Pastor Samuel Kim
*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 and missions.
  • Let us continue to pray for God’s protection of all nations in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic situation.
  • Please refer to the following for our service times:

    • Lord’s Day (Sunday) service @ 10:45am*
    • Lord’s Day Bible study at 1:45 pm
    • Wednesday service @ 7:40pm*
    • Saturday Dawn service @ 6am

    *Also broadcasted live on YouTube: http://live.zionchurch.sg

  • Gabriel Sunday School will be hosting the “2022 Little Chef Workshop” on 25 June (Sat).

    • Venue: Zion Church, Time: 10am – 1:30pm
    • The Theme is “A Cup Full of Blessings” (Exo 23:25)

    Please start inviting your family, friends & neighbours today! Register at http://gss.zionchurch.sg

  • There will be a BBQ dinner at Nordcom 2 Tower 1 Level 10 pavilion (TLBS side) at 6:00 pm today. It will be the last dinner for all members with the evangelists. All Zion members are invited to the dinner fellowship.
  • 2022 Pyungkang Summer Conference and Bible Study Program:

    * Retreat @ Yeoju Conference Center – 1-3 Aug
    * Bible study program and tour of other retreat centers – 3-6 Aug
    Please note that 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

  • 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

  • Please make your Lord’s Day lunch order and payment (via PayNow) http://lunch.zionchurch.sg latest by every Wed .
  • 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.

  • Let us continue to give thanks to God in celebration through our lunch fellowship today!
    We will continue with the feast of the Word throughout this week and the fellowship of celebration will continue until next week (Lord’s Day 19 June) lunch and dinner. There will be a BBQ dinner at Nordcom 2 Tower 1 Level 10 pavilion (TLBS side) at 6:00 pm. It will the be last dinner for all members with the evangelists.

    All Zion members and Tung Ling Deans & staff are invited, but please register ASAP @


Wednesday 22 Jun: Deacon Louis Loy

Lord’s Day 26 Jun: Elder Tan Pau Soon


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
Temple without the Ark of the Covenant

Scripture: Jeremiah 3:15-16

God has let our church continue for 23 years, and so on this anniversary Lord’s Day let us pray that God will continue to use our church for His work on earth. This message is about the fact that Zerubbabel’s temple did not have the ark of the covenant. Since the Tabernacle, this was the first temple which did not have the ark. Zerubbabel’s temple was built by the returnees who left Babylon. In Revelation 18, God calls His people to come out of Babylon. And so these returnees who left Babylon to rebuild Zerubbabel’s temple foreshadow us, the saints of the end time, who need to rebuild God’s temple in the last days. The fact that Zerubbabel’s temple did not have the ark of the covenant, therefore, bears great significance for us.

Evidence that Zerubbabel’s Temple did not have the Ark of the Covenant

The bible always focuses on the ark of the covenant whenever the temple of God is the topic. The ark was part of the grand finale which took centre stage in the temple. It represented the very presence of God. However, the ark falls into obscurity after Solomon’s temple.
The following things were not included in Zerubbabel’s temple:
1. The ark of the covenant,
2. The stone tablets
3. The golden altar
4. Aaron’s budded staff
5. Urim and Thummim
6. The eternal fire

The lack of these items in the temple was like having a cheeseburger without cheese. It seems like the main point of the temple was missing. The arch of Titus contained an engraved depiction of what General Titus destroyed in Herod’s temple. The engraving included the lamps and the table of the bread of the presence, amongst other things, but did not contain the ark of the covenant. We know that Herod’s temple was Zerubbabel’s temple that had been remodelled and renovated, but it shows us that the ark was not there.

How long had the ark of the covenant been missing? It was last seen in Solomon’s temple, but it doesn’t show up in the record of the things which the Babylonian army had taken from the temple (2 Kings 25:9, 13-17). The ark of the covenant was a box covered with gold, which the Babylonians surely would have taken. However, the fact that it wasn’t included in the list of items means that the ark had already been lost before the fall of Jerusalem.

Jeremiah’s prophecy about the Ark of the Covenant

Jeremiah 3:15 tells us that God will give shepherds after His own heart, who would feed the people on knowledge and understanding. Who are these shepherds? They are probably the prophets whom God sent to His people. However, these shepherds also foreshadow Jesus Christ our Lord. Jesus said in John 10:14 that He is the shepherd. Jeremiah 3:16 talks about the land in which the people of God will be fruitful and multiply. This reminds us of God’s commission to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, to be fruitful and multiply. When the Messiah comes, He will restore the people back to the garden of Eden.

Jeremiah also says in Jeremiah 3:16 that there are five negatives concerning the ark of the covenant. They wouldn’t talk about it anymore, nor will it come to mind, be remembered, or missed, and it will not be made again. We can think of this in the same way we think of the PSLE exam. There will come a time when our children do not need to think of PSLE anymore. When is that time? It is when they graduate from primary school. The Israelites would no longer think of the ark of the covenant once they graduated from their stage of faith. The Israelites thought of the ark of the covenant as a talisman or lucky charm. When they were losing a battle, they would bring the ark, thinking it would bring them victory. What about us today? Do we have this kind of mentality?

The Samaritan woman asked Jesus about the proper location for worship, but Jesus told her that it wasn’t a specific mountain, but that true worshipper will worship God in spirit and truth (John 4:23). Once we have the New Jerusalem, these things like the ark of the covenant will no longer come to mind (Isaiah 65:17). By lacking the ark of the covenant, Zerubbabel’s temple prepared the hearts of the people for the coming of the Messiah. All sacrifices now must be centred on the Messiah, and no longer on a physical object and things. May our church be the throne of God, and may God come upon us.

Conclusion: The absence of the Ark of the Covenant in Zerubbabel’s temple caused the people to seek more earnestly for the coming of the Messiah

We need to earnestly seek and long for the coming of the Lord. After the ark of the covenant was lost, God promised a new covenant. This new covenant promises us complete forgiveness (Jeremiah 31:32). There is a promise that all will know God, from the least to the greatest (Jeremiah 31:34). And finally, God promises that He will put His Word in our hearts (Jeremiah 31:33).

People who put their value on the physical and material things usually peak in their lives at around 22-24 years old. People who put their value in the invisible Word of God, however, peak at their old age. They overtake those who value physical things past the age of 40, and it’s all uphill from there. Zion church, therefore, has hope because we value the Word of God, and God’s Holy Spirit carries us.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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