Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 39 | 25 Sep 2022 Zion Church Lord's Day Service


PRESIDER: Elder Tan Pau Soon
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
47. John 15
47. 约翰福音 15
Prayer by Elder Tan Pau Soon
Scripture Reading:
Matt 24:37-39
马太福音 24:37-39
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
We Fall Down
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Noah’s ark and Jesus
Hymn 466
Offering Prayer by Elder Tan Pau Soon
Offering song:
I Offer My Life

(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 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

  • Zion Church 2022 AGM

    – Date & Time: 6 Nov 2022, 1:30 pm
    – Location: Zion Church sanctuary
    * There will not be any online broadcast of the AGM

    – All ministry department leaders, (1) please arrange a meeting with pastor and elder in charge before November and (2) prepare to give a brief report (less than 5 min) of 2022 ministerial activities and 2023 plan.

  • Sunday School will be collaborating with Agape childcare to host the cookery activity which will be part of their Children’s Day celebration on 7 October 2022.
  • Our Evangelist (in training) Nicholas Chiang and Hye Ji Kim’s wedding will be on 1 Oct (Sat) in Korea and 8 Oct (Sat) in Singapore. Let us congratulate them and pray for God’s heavenly blessings for the new family!
  • There will be a brief leaders’ meeting after the Bible study today in the sanctuary.
  • 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.


Wednesday (VOD) 28 Sep: Elder Steve Yoon

Lord’s Day 2 Oct: Elder Anthony Lim

Basket Bearers: Elder Tan Pau Soon & 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
Manna and Jesus (Part 2)

Scripture: Exodus 16:14-18

In Part 1 we learned of the Israelites grumbling about manna. They could accept it as the bread from heaven and only ate it for the purpose of filling their stomachs. The Israelites’ attitude towards manna was to foreshadow how Jesus, the true manna from heaven would not be accepted too. Like the heavenly manna, Jesus also came in physical form. But just as they did not see manna as from heaven, they did not see Jesus as the God from heaven, but did to Him whatever they wanted, and eventually killing Jesus on the cross (Philippians 2:6-8).
The Israelites ate the manna with the response ‘what is this?’. They did not give thanks but changed its shape and form to whatever they wanted and desired. Likewise, when we receive the Word of God, we must not take it according to how we want to understand it or edit and interpret it according to our needs and desires. Instead, let us receive and eat spiritual manna, the Word of God as God intended! And we will surely see the amazing changes this heavenly word will bring to our lives!

1. Method of gathering manna

(i) Gather morning by morning (Exodus 16:7-8, 12, 21)
Morning is boqer in Hebrew. When it is repeated, the emphasis is on the importance of that morning. Because manna would melt when the sun comes up, the Israelites needed to diligently get up early, go out and gather the day’s worth. This is to emphasize that the lazy will not be able to eat this spiritual food. Only the soul of the diligent can be satisfied (Proverbs 13:4). So let us be determined to gather manna each morning so that we may enjoy the blessings of God’s manna, God’s Word in our lives!

(ii) Gather when the layer of dew evaporated (Exodus 16:13-14)
Dew represents God’s Word, His teachings and grace (Deut 32:1-2). Therefore, we need to receive the Word of God first, which in turn gives us grace. After receiving God’s grace through the Word, is the manna, the food that will strengthen us and help us move forward. It is the hidden manna that Jesus will give (Revelation 2:17). And the “acceptable time” to receive grace is right now (2 Corinthians 6:2). Now is the right time to receive and store up as much grace as possible.

God’s grace is like dew. We don’t see it falling as it comes overnight in the dark. Even though we cannot see God’s grace in the darkness, yet when the morning comes, grace comes with it. Let us look forward to the morning and find God’s grace in our lives and the lives of our loved ones and those around us!

(iii) Gather a day’s portion every day (Exodus 16:4)
Contrary to God’s instruction, the Israelites left some manna till the next day and it spoilt (Exodus 16:20). God gives enough for each day, so we must not be greedy (Matthew 6:11). But just as we cannot eat one week’s worth of food in 1 seating and not eat till the next week, we also cannot read the bible once a week and expect it to last till the next Sunday. When God told them to gather daily, He was testing them, “whether they will walk in my instruction or not”. Let us be able to pass God’s test of walking in His word daily!

(iv) Gather twice as much on the 6th day and no manna on the 7th day
For the first 5 days, each person was to gather 1 omer each day. They were to gather 2 omers on the 6th day (Exodus 16:6, 21-22). But they were not to gather on the 7th day which is God’s Sabbath day. By giving the manna, God was teaching them how to observe the Sabbath and receive its blessings. For 2084 weeks in the wilderness, God faithfully provided manna without missing even 1 week. Let us believe that God is providing us with His grace and His manna without fail. All we need to do is to wake up daily in the morning and gather.

In the 4th commandment, God commanded that we are to keep the Sabbath holy. This can be achieved when we labour to serve and believe God faithfully over the previous 6 days. The Sabbath is therefore not just 1 day out of the week but the result of the 6 days’ work. And keeping the Sabbath (Lord’s Day) holy is setting the entire day apart for God. It is the basis and foundation of all blessings, so we must not miss even 1 Lord’s Day.
Manna is God’s blessing of His own heavenly food. In the Chinese and Korean languages, the etymology of the word “family” means those who eat at your table, the ones who eat your food. Likewise, manna is God preparing a heavenly table for His family, the chosen people of God. And what a privilege it is to be eating with God! May we eat daily at God’s table!

(v) No excess and no lack
The amount was just right for each person (Exodus 16:17-18). The grace and blessing of God is sufficient for each of us.

2. Method of keeping the manna

(i) To commemorate what God did in the wilderness, and for the Israelites to remember, they were to keep an omer of manna in every household (Exodus 16:22)

(ii) The high priest must keep a jar of an omer of manna in the ark of the covenant (Exodus 16:33)


Manna foreshadows Jesus and the Word of transfiguration to be given in the end. In Revelation 2:12-17, God promises the church of Pergamum the hidden manna to those who overcome. Verse 12 describes Jesus as the one who has the sharp two-edged sword, which is the Word of God. Verse 16 speaks of this word as the “sword of my mouth” that will either judge or bless us. And verse 17 reveals what we must overcome to receive this hidden manna.

Even though the church of Pergamum had not denied their faith, they had begun to follow the teachings of Balaam and the Nicolaitans. Balaam had caused the Israelites to be lured by their weakness for ‘delicious’ food and beautiful Moabite women. In the process, they worshipped their idols and committed immorality. The teaching of Nicolaitans is the belief of complete separation between flesh, spirit and soul. Hence whatever is done in the flesh will not affect the spiritual state. But this is not true, for whatever is done in the flesh will affect our spirit and our soul.
This is evident in both the manna and Jesus who came down in the physical form. It emphasizes both humanity and divinity. By accepting Jesus the person (humanity) we are receiving Jesus the God (divinity). The flesh and spirit work together. Likewise, our flesh, spirit and soul are one. Therefore, to attain the hidden manna, we need to overcome the temptations of other teachings, a different gospel, and the wrong faith. Another strong angel in Revelation 10 gave the little book, the hidden manna to Apostle John to eat, and is the hidden manna we must eat today (Revelation 10:10)!


Pastor Samuel Kim

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