Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 50 | 11 Dec 2022 Lord's Day Service


PRESIDER: Elder Anthony Lim
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 56
Responsive Reading:
3. Psalm 4
3. 诗篇 4
Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Scripture Reading:
Mark 8:22-26
马可福音 8:22-26
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Hymn 455 – The Trusting Heart to Jesus Clings
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Strangers – The Blind
陌生人- 盲人
Hymn 493
Offering Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Offering Song:
Still (安靜)
(Sharon Praise)
Announcements by Elder Anthony Lim
*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

  • Kindly submit your Ministries’ 2023 budget latest by 31 Dec 2022 to the finance department. Other than 3 departments collected, all remaining ones yet to submit include: Men’s, Praise, Choir, AV, Broadcast & Internet, Usher, Elijah, Timothy, GSS, Seminar Team, Admin & Publication.
  • Please refer to the following schedule for the end-of-the-year services:

    1. (24 Dec, Sat) Christmas Eve Service & Celebration @ 7:30pm
    2. (25 Dec, Sun) Christmas Lord’s Day Service @ 10:45am *there will be Holy Communion
    3. (31 Dec, Sat) New Year’s Eve Watchnight Service @ 10:15pm
    4. (1 Jan, Sun) New Year’s Lord’s Day Service @ 10:45am
    * Look out for more details in the coming week.

  • There will be all-church cleaning on 25 Dec Lord’s Day after the fellowship. Let us gather our efforts to clean our Father’s house to usher in the new year. There will be no bible study on that day.
  • HORA Ministries is hosting a 2-Day special seminar series: “Patriarch Ya’akov (Jacob) and Assurance of Salvation” by the acclaimed Rabbi who loves Jesus, Dr. Baruch Korman.

    Date & Time: 7 Jan 2023 (Sat), 1:30pm-5pm, 8 Jan 2023 (Sun), 10:40am-12:00pm
    There will be a total of 4 lectures. Registration is free but mandatory to ensure seats are reserved at:

    Please pray that God’s glory will be proclaimed and that all who attend will be blessed through the Word.


Wednesday Service 14 Dec: Deacon Andrew Cheong

Wed Basket Bearers: Eldress Deborah Chew & Eldress Naomi Foo

Lord’s Day Service 18 Dec: Elder Tan Pau Soon

Lord’s Day Basket Bearers: Elder Anthony Lim & 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.

3. Offering toward Missions Offering or Book Drive to support broadcasts of the Historyof Redemption Series globally, can be made in the following ways to HORA Ministries:

1) Direct bank transfer to:

DBS Bank Account: HORA Ministries
Account#: 271-310151-9 (Account Type: Multi Currency Account)

* The old HORA Missions Funds account is NOW CLOSED, please take note to transfer to the above new account starting October 2022.

2) PayNow to HORA Ministries via NRIC S7638942Z

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

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 – The son who was possessed with a spirit

Scripture: Mark 9:14-29

After a great and amazing experience at the mountain of transfiguration, Jesus and his 3 disciples were coming down, and at the bottom of the mount, there was a great havoc taking place. The rest of the disciples were having a discussion like a debate with the Scribes. There was a great multitude of people was watching them. The issue at hand was this father brought his son who was demon possessed and asked the disciples to cast the demon out, but the problem was the disciples could not do it.

Through this incident, Jesus gave teachings about Faith and Prayer. Let’s think about Jesus’ 2 comments:

1. O unbelieving generation (Mark 9:19)

Unlike the amazing experience up there, the reality under the mount was chaos. Sometimes we get blessed by the Word, sometimes we get blessed and are filled with God’s grace but when we come back to our home or work, and daily life, the reality hits. In the reality of our lives, just like the rest of the disciples, there are issues, problems.

When things get hard and difficult, we have these scribes whispering into our ears asking those questions, you did all that why is God not helping you? These questions cause us to spend time to debate. The disciples rather than focusing on the child, they were wasting time trying to answer these Scribes. These questions rather than helping us to overcome our problem, they lead us to stumble, get caught up in the entanglement.

We need to stop entertaining those doubts and questions but we need to learn to bring our problems and issues to Jesus first.

Why couldn’t the disciples cast out the demons?
In our daily lives today, there are demons of unbelief, the demons of gossip, the demons of sinfulness, the demons of doubt? These are covering us; covering our mouths so we become mute in proclaiming His awesomeness, blinding our eyes so that we may not see and understand, covering our ears that we may not hear the Word of God.

They felt like they were able to do it before, they were probably wondering why is it not happening. We used to be so blessed but now every service is just mundane, we are just going by week by week. Why? This is the result of trying to live today with the faith of yesterday . We cannot but see and experience a shocking reality that the faith I used to have yesterday is not there today. Because I am called pastor, elder, deacon, I have to act like I have faith. So I try to drag the faith that I used to have into today. But it’s not working.

Faith, as the Bible tells us, and as Jesus teaches us, it is present tense. Faith is today. Faith, prayer and serving the Lord is not done by skills. It’s not like riding a bicycle, you will be able to pick it up right away and do it again. The problem is many people try to do it, and are doing it all by skills. Because we know how to say the right words, we know how to do the right thing.

But Jesus is saying O, unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you, how long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me. Jesus said ‘bring him to Me’, that is the answer . They were able to heal the sick and cast out demons in the past because Jesus sent them. They were only messengers and deliverers of Jesus’ power, that’s why it worked. This time they were trying to do it on their own. We need to realise that is the key to faith. Bring the problem to Jesus and let Jesus deal with it.

Then Jesus said this kind cannot happen without prayer. . Prayer is not just an eventful thing to do during worship times, not a tool like a magic wand to solve our problems, of course prayer is something we need to do when we are in trouble but not only during those times. The prayer that Jesus is speaking about is the kind of prayer that he prayed. How did He pray? Every time he had a chance, he went up the mountain and spoke to the Father. Prayer is not 911 or 999 emergency dial or SOS line. But it’s your speed dial #1 on our phones; the one you call most of the time, the most precious.

The prayer that Jesus is talking about is daily communication with God, daily fellowship, communion, and relationship with God. Jesus is saying without that kind of prayer, no such thing can happen. The power of faith comes from the Word and prayer.

2. This kind cannot happen without prayer (Mark 9:29)

Before this incident, Jesus had gone up the mount of transfiguration to pray, and Jesus revealed the image He will have after the resurrection, and there, Moses and Elijah appeared. Why Moses and Elijah?

(i) They were people of prayer
Moses was a man of prayer during the Exodus and throughout Wilderness journey. Elijah was a man of prayer during the time of the most wicked king and queen.

(ii) They were closely related to the identity and the coming of the Messiah
Moses and Elijah are the signs of the coming of the Messiah, signs of Jesus’ going (leaving) and Jesus’ return.

Coming of the Messiah:
– (Deut 18:15) God spoke through Moses saying the Messiah will come and will be like a prophet like Moses. So Moses becomes a hint and sign to recognise the Messiah.
– (Malachi 4:5-6) Prophet Malachi comes and says before the coming of the Messiah, will come Elijah.

Jesus’ going (leaving):
(Luke 9:30-31) They were talking about how Jesus would leave this earth, whether through resurrection or transfiguration. Because Moses and Elijah happen to be representatives of resurrection and transfiguration.

Jesus’ return:
(Rev 11:6) speaks about the 2 witnesses of the end time
– having the power to shut the sky so that rain will not come – Elijah did that.
– the power over the waters to turn them into blood, to strike the earth with plagues – Moses did that.

Their prayers were not seeking for miracles. They were praying for salvation of God’s people. It is through their prayer, that God did His amazing works.


“If you can? All things are possible to him who believes.” (Mark 9:23-24)

Mark 9:23 But Jesus said to him, “‘If You can?’ All things are possible for the one who believes.” 24 Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief!”

May this be our response today. I do believe but help my unbelief.

Jesus says All things are possible for the one who believes. We are trying to do some kind of magic through prayer and our focus is the result of that prayer. But Jesus is saying who are you praying to? I am here, are you believing in your prayer or are you believing in Me? When we pray for our family members, do we ask God what is Your Will in this sickness? But often, we decide that we want this person to be healed right now, so we pray “I believe I believe”. Jesus is saying, what you are doing is not a prayer, you are just memorizing a spell. This kind cannot come out without true prayer.

Today how is our prayer like? People like Moses and Elijah gave their life in their prayer. It was not ‘if you can’, may we change our prayers too today. Faith is about whom we believe. Faith and prayer is about our relationship with the Father, just like what Jesus showed us.

Is our prayer a prayer that seeks for the Lord’s Will or is our prayer a request of what I want and I need. Is our prayer a continued communication and communion with Jesus and our Father or just an emergency line?

May we pray in the right way and may all your problems, issues, unclean spirits be cast away.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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