Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 43 | 23 Oct 2022 Zion Church Lord's Day Service


PRESIDER: Elder Tan Pau Soon
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
51. Hebrews 11
51. 希伯来书 11
Prayer by Elder Tan Pau Soon
Scripture Reading:
Mark 2:1-17
马可福音 2:1-17
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Worthy is Jesus
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Strangers: The Paralytic and Matthew
陌生人: 瘫子和马太
Hymn 337
Offering Prayer by Elder Tan Pau Soon
Offering song:

(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.

  • There will be Zion Thanksgiving BBQ Dinner at the pavilion infront of the church on 12 Nov (Sat) at 6 pm to give thanks to God and show appreciation to all our church members. You are welcome to invite your loved ones and friends you wish to evangelise to this thanksgiving event.
    Please RSVP with the Women’s ministry via http://lunch.zionchurch.sg latest by 31 Oct .
  • Offering toward Missions Offering or Book Drive to support broadcasts of the History
    of Redemption Series globally, can be made in the following ways to HORA Ministries:

    1) Direct bank transfer to:

    DBS Account: HORA Ministries
    Account No: 271-310151-9 (Account Type: Multi Currency Account)

    2) PayNow to HORA Ministries via NRIC S7638942Z

    3) Indicating “Book Drive” or “Missions” on the offering envelopes.

  • Pyungkang Missions Day is 27 Oct. Let us pray for the proclamation and spreading of God’s Word and missions work! Those who wish to support the missions work through offering may give to the Missions account.


VOD Wednesday Service 26 Oct: Pastor Samuel Kim

Lord’s Day Service 30 Oct: Elder Steve Yoon

Basket Bearers: Elder Tan Pau Soon & 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
Strangers: Man From The Tombs With an Unclean Spirit

Scripture: Mark 5:1-20

We often relate ourselves to the main characters in the Bible, such as Noah, Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Daniel, etc. But we will be missing a great blessing if we fail to reflect through the Gentiles and sinners who met Jesus. Today, we will be looking at the man from the tombs with an unclean spirit.

1. Jesus got out of the boat

This chapter begins with Jesus crossing over the sea and getting out of the boat. In Jesus’ ministry, we can observe a clear purpose and reason for wherever He goes. There is a work of redemption that needs to be done. Likewise in this place, Jesus comes off the boat and there comes a man from the tombs who had an unclean spirit.

2. Man who had his dwelling among the tombs

Just as Jesus meets with this man from the tombs with an unclean spirit (demons), He is meeting us today. This man is me, for the world we live in is no different from the tombs, filled with spiritual zombies, those without the Spirit of God (Revelation 3:1). If we do not have the Holy Spirit of God in us, we are no different from this man with unclean spirits.
As a result of having an unclean spirit, we do the things that we do not want and should not do, we go to places where we should not be, and speak the things that we do not want to say. Living in the midst of tombs is signifying a life surrounded by death and hopelessness. Where are we today? What spirit do we have, the Holy Spirit or the unclean spirit?

3. Bound with shackles and chains (Mark 5:3-4)

The shackles and chains that were used to bind this man, represent the laws of this world, morals and ethics, and human strength. Such bindings, however, cannot subdue our sinfulness. We say we won’t lose our temper or lie but before we know it, we have lost our tempers and lied and gossiped about others. Nothing can tie down and bind up our sinfulness. Not guilty feelings, warnings, punishment and promises seem to overcome the power of sinfulness. We know we cannot overcome on our own the sinfulness that is deep in us, we repeatedly put the chains and shackles on ourselves again and again (Romans 8:2-3). That is why Jesus had to come in the flesh because our flesh is too weak and cannot overcome sin. He came to save us who are going through the endless cycle of binding ourselves and failing (Galatians 5:1; Colossians 2:14-17; Ephesians 2:22).
Through Jesus, we can triumph over sin. Sin prevails in us because we do not really have the Word and the Holy Spirit in us! For when we become a dwelling place of the Holy Spirit, sin will naturally go away. In other words, Jesus’ love and grace and the power of His Word is the solution, not the shackles and chains (Colossians 2:18-22).

4. Gashing himself (Mark 5:5-7)

When the unclean spirit remains in us, when we breed sin in us, it will harm us, spirit, soul and body. Not only us but our families, and the church too. This is gashing oneself. It is agonizing especially for those who know the word, but yet keep sinfulness, the 2 opposites in one’s life.

The evil spirit recognises Jesus as soon as He appears and said ‘What have you to do with us? Leave us.’ The question is whether we would have the unclean spirit leave or for Jesus to leave. Many will choose darkness to hide there when the light appears. But those who are wise will come to the light and expose themselves to the Lord, asking for help. Then God will cleanse, make us His house and stay there.
There are also other ways, shackles and chains people are bound by. Some are bound by their own righteousness, others by their own standards, ego, pride, morals and ethics, which keeps us from coming to the Lord (Colossians 2:22-23). There are Christians who have been going to church for many years but will not study the Word of God. It cannot make sense as the bible says that God is the Word. And how do we love and know God without knowing His Word?

When Jesus came, this man is freed from the bindings of shackles and chains, from gashing himself, and the torment of evil spirits. This is what Jesus will do for us when we let Him into us too!

5. The unclean spirit (Legion) went into a large herd of swine (Matthew 7:6; Luke 15:15-16).

Swine represents those who do not recognize the treasure, the Word of God.

6. The man clothed and in his right mind

We are the man from the tombs with an unclean spirit, but when Jesus comes into our lives, the evil spirit is cast away and we are now clothed and in our right minds. Where we used to follow the urges of sin, we now can control them. Yet it is not I but Christ in me!
Luke 8:27 described this man as not having put on any clothing for a long time. How long had he been naked? And are we naked today? When Adam sinned and rejected God’s word, His glory and spirit, he found himself naked and ashamed. He tried covering himself with leaves. Eventually, God had to sacrifice an animal to cover him, foreshadowing Jesus’ death on the cross so that our shame can be covered. We may try to hide our shame, and our nakedness with different things (even church work) but God says they are like spider webs which cannot cover us (Isaiah 59:5-6). Only Jesus’ blood can atone and cover us.

Romans 4:5-8 says we have to come to Jesus first. Being clothed with Christ (Galatians 3:27; Revelation 19:8) will lead to righteous acts naturally (James 2:22). May Zion Church be filled with true workers of God, who are not being forced to work, but having been clothed by the love and forgiveness of Jesus, gladly work, to serve Him and each other willingly.


Major redemption work has taken place (Mark 5:16-19) – demons have been cast out and the man is now in his right mind. But what was the reaction of the people? They asked Jesus to leave, because of the great economic loss they had suffered from the loss of the herd of 2,000 swine. Is that why we do not want Jesus to come into our lives – because of financial loss, relationship loss, health loss, etc? The longer we are in sin, the greater the loss will be. In order to get rid of sin, we have to face the loss.

When the man was healed, he asked to stay with Jesus. But Jesus gave him a task instead – to go and tell everyone what had happened to him. The demon possessed man is now an evangelist, a disciple of Jesus Christ. We too have been called to be disciples and to do His work. Today, our task is to testify to the world that Jesus is alive, because we have been saved and set free!


Pastor Samuel Kim

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