Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 6 | 6 Feb 2022 Lord's Day


ANNOUNCER: Elder Anthony Lim
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 56
Responsive Reading:
21. Psalm 95
21. 诗篇 95
Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Scripture Reading:
2 Sam 7:1-17
撒母耳记下 7:1-17
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Worthy is Jesus
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Solomon’s Temple – HRS Book 11b Zerubbabel’s Temple
and the Consecrated Genealogies of the Returnees
所罗门神殿 – 救赎史系列第11册(下),
Hymn 246
Offering Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Offering Song:
Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine

(Sharon Praise)
*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
    • Saturday Dawn prayer service @ 6am – *On Zoom
    • Lord’s Day service @ 10:45am – *On YouTube
    • Lord’s Day bible study @ 4pm – *On Zoom

    *YouTube link: http://live.zionchurch.sg
    *Zoom link: http://zoom.zionchurch.sg

  • The Precept for 2022:“A church that is devoted to making great advances in proclaiming the Word of redemptive history.” (Exod 36:3; Neh 6:15-16; Ps 18:29; 110:3; Col 1:6)
  • The church is open for Dawn service at 6am every Saturday.
  • Pastor Sam will be lecturing at Tung Ling Bible School from 7-9 February (Mon-Wed). Time: 9:30am-1:00pm. The theme will be: “Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament”. YouTube links:
    Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament 07/02/2022

    Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament 08/02/2022

    Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament 09/02/2022

  • Gabriel Sunday School is organizing “The Little Scientist Workshop” which will be running for 2 sessions, with the first session starting 26 Feb, Saturday from 9:30am – 11:00am and second session on 26 Mar, Saturday same time. The workshop will be hosted via zoom. Please refer to our website for more details. Registration link: http://gss.zionchurch.sg
  • Chinese Book 3 of the History of Redemption book series has arrived and is available for sale at $20 per copy. Please see EJoyce for your purchase.
  • 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 9 February: Deacon Louis Loy

Lord’s Day 13 February: Elder William Ng


Via Internet Banking

You can give an offering electronically by transferring to the following account:

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

Scripture: Exodus 40:1-8


The latest History of Redemption Series book was published at the end of last year, and its title is Zerubbabel’s Temple and the Consecrated Genealogies of the Returnees. It covers the return of the returnees from Babylonian exile, with a special emphasis on the returnees who rebuilt the temple. These people who came out of Babylon foreshadow the ones who will come out of spiritual Babylon in Revelation, who will build the new temple. The first temple, the Garden of Eden, was where God dwelt with His people. However, Adam and Eve were forced to leave because of sin. Ever since then, God has been working to restore the temple, to restore the relationship between God and His people. The temple is where we can go, as God’s people, to come back to God.

The temple also became a visible gauge of the spiritual state of God’s people. When the people sought God, God gave them a temple. But when the people turned away from God, the temple was destroyed. Furthermore, the temple foreshadowed Jesus Himself. Jesus is God who came down to dwell with us. Jesus begins His ministry at the temple and talks about destroying the temple, and its rebuilding in three days; the temple He was referring to was His own body.

God gave the pattern of the Tabernacle on Moses’ 6th ascent up Mt. Sinai, along with the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The purpose was so that God could meet with them (Exodus 26:22; 25:9). It was constructed on the 1st day of the 1st month, one year after the Exodus. From that point on, the Tabernacle became the centre of the Israelites’ faith.

The Garden of Eden was the first model of human relationship between God and God’s people. However, when the serpent came in, Adam and Eve followed the word of the serpent. From then on, they had to toil to survive because they lost the Sabbath rest. And most importantly, they could not come close to God or the tree of life. That’s why God needed to create the temple. Adam and Eve had exchanged the image of God for the image of created things, and now God wants to reverse that. So God brings His people to the wilderness, where they were surrounded by danger on every side. There were wild beasts. The sun, scorched them by day. They had no food or water. But amazingly, Deacon Stephen in Acts 7 calls the people in the wilderness a church (ekklesia). Why? Because the Tabernacle was in the midst of them. God provided the Israelites with food and manna and protected them from the wild beasts, the harsh weather, and the lack of food and water. The presence of the Tabernacle turned the campsites in the wilderness into something like the Garden of Eden. We are now living in the wilderness, but God has allowed us His Word. May we take advantage and find the peace of God, the Sabbath, and the spiritual water of life here.

Chosen Place

The Bible uses the word ‘consecrated’ (qadash) in the piel stem to describe the extent to which the Tabernacle was holy (Numbers 7:1). The Tabernacle must be set apart and prepared to welcome the presence of God. Our church and our homes must be like this. Our hearts, too, must be set apart for God alone.

The Presence of God

God met the Israelites in the Tabernacle and spoke to them from the Tabernacle. Exodus 29:42-43 says, ‘“It shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the doorway of the tent of meeting before the LORD, where I will meet with you, to speak to you there. “I will meet there with the sons of Israel, and it shall be consecrated by My glory.’ God keeps talking about how He will meet with His people in the Tabernacle. He keeps talking about it throughout Scripture, which tells us how excited He is to meet with us (Exodus 25:22).
God also showed His presence in the Tabernacle through His glory. Exodus 40:34-35 says, ‘Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.’ Wherever we go, the presence of God can be felt through His glory. God has to show His presence through us to those around us. Later when Jesus comes, it says that the glory of God was beheld in Him (John 1:14).

The Priests

God designated the Levites for His priests (Deuteronomy 33:10). Their task was to proclaim the Word of God, teach the Word of God, and perform the sacrificial offerings.

Offerings (Sacrifice)

There were five kinds of offerings given at the Tabernacle. Burnt offerings (Leviticus 1:3-17). The purpose of the burnt offering was that it symbolized repentance. Grain offerings (Leviticus 2:1-16) signified loyalty and dedication and were offerings made of finely ground grain. Peace offerings (Leviticus 3:1-17) symbolize thanksgiving for God’s grace. Sin offerings (Leviticus 4:1 – 5:13) were given in the event of someone’s sin. The people would prepare it for their own sin. Blood would be sprinkled in the Tabernacle. Guilt offerings (Leviticus 5:14 – 6:7) were given when someone sinned against a holy thing. If someone broke something or defiled a holy thing in the Tabernacle, they had to replace it. They would also offer up a ram, and bring an additional one-fifth of the cost of that which they broke or defiled. These offerings have already been given for us on the cross. Jesus fulfilled all these offerings in His life, and so we can come to our heavenly Father.


Since the destruction of the first temple, God has been working to restore the temple. We see this fulfilled in the conclusion of the book of Revelation: ‘And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”’ (Revelation 21:3-4). In the final Tabernacle, there will be no more tears, crying or pain. Let us believe and enter into God’s presence today in the Tabernacle He has provided.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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