Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 32 | 6 August 2023 Lord's Day


PRESIDER: Elder Tan Pau Soon
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 56
Responsive Reading:
68. National Celebration Day
68. 国庆日
Prayer by Elder Tan Pau Soon
Scripture Reading:
Num 14:26-30
民数记 14:26-30
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
How can I keep from singing?
Sermon by Evangelist Nicholas Chiang
The taste of our words
Hymn 484
Offering Prayer by Elder Tan Pau Soon
Offering Song:
Hymn 512 – My Jesus, I Love Thee (主耶稣我爱你)
(Sharon Choir)
Announcements by Elder Tan Pau Soon
*Hymn 6
*Lord’s Prayer

*Congregation Standing


  • Let us continue to pray for the growth and revival of our church and for the work of evangelism and missions.
  • Please refer to the following for our service times:

    • Lord’s Day (Sunday) service @ 10:45 am*
    • Lord’s Day Bible study at 1:30 pm
    • Wednesday service @ 7:40 pm*
    • Saturday Dawn service @ 6:00 am

    *Also broadcasted live on YouTube for Lord’s Day & Wed Services: http://live.zionchurch.sg

    *也在 YouTube 上直播主日和周三礼拜: http://live.zionchurch.sg

  • The Precept for 2023: “A Church that strives toward the Consummation of Redemptive History by following the path of Abraham’s faith” (Gen 18:18-19; 26:5; Gal 3:7-9; Col 1:25; Tit 2:14)

    (创 18:18-19;26:5;加 3:7-9;西 1:25;多 2:14)

  • Rev. Eugene Tan Yew Keng (Senior Pastor of EN Community Church) will be sharing as a special guest speaker at Zion Church on 20 Aug (Lord’s Day).
    Let us pray for showers of blessing!
  • Please pray for Pastor Sam who will be guest speaking at Tung Ling Bible School’s Modular Lectures from 21-23 Aug (Mon-Wed), 9:30am – 1pm.
  • There will be a “Faith & Work” Workshop series conducted by Mr Poh Yu Khing over 3 Saturdays: 16, 23 & 30 Sep at 5pm in Zion Church. All are welcome to join.

    The workshop is all about connecting with youths and young adults and helping make biblical principles practical and relevant to their daily lives. Yu Khing has worked as a consultant in both government and private sector for more than 20 years. His mission is to inspire and equip Christians to live out their Kingdom calling in the marketplace.


Prayer (Wed 9 Aug) National Day Deacon Eric Neo
Presider (Sun 13 Aug) Elder Steve Yoon
Basket Bearers (Sun 13 Aug) 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 Number: 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 History of Redemption Series globally, can be made in the following ways to HORA Ministries:

1) Direct bank transfer to:

DBS (Development Bank of Singapore)
Account Number: 271-310151-9 (Account Type: Multi Currency Account)
Currency Type: All currencies accepted (US$, S$, etc)
Address of Beneficiary Bank: 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982
Country: Singapore

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
Why the Tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil

Scripture: Genesis 2:16-17

1. Man created in God’s image (Gen 1:27-28)

The creation work we see in Genesis chapter one is the work of being made, work of becoming and the work of things coming into order according to what God said.

In Hebrew when it says ‘God said’ , the verb is “vaiyomer”. God said on first day “let there be light” and there was light. What God said was fulfilled exactly as He said. God’s Word being obeyed and fulfilled, that’s creation. On the last day, the climax was when God created man, God said it was very good (“tov tov”). Is this work of creation happening in your life?

The image of God is the spiritual attributes of God – such as holiness, goodness, righteousness and love of God, etc. Because man was created in His own image, man was considered like God’s own son. We children of God have become living beings, we have His spirit, the breath of life (Gen 2:7). Jesus uses the word ‘theos’ in John 10:34-35, explaining that the children of God are gods.

If we have received the Word of God, the Spirit of God, we are living beings. Through the blood of Jesus Christ we are redeemed, we are born again, we are new people. And our life of faith right now is the garden of Eden.

2. God’s command to Adam who became a living being

After putting Adam in the garden of Eden, God spoke words, commands to him (Gen 2:15-17):

(1) ‘Cultivate and keep the garden’
(2) ‘You may eat freely from all the trees in the Garden’
(3) ‘But from only one tree you shall not eat’

The garden of Eden represents Adam. The garden of Eden was not yet heaven, it was not a perfect place but God has put that perfect hope and blessings there. It’s the spiritual realm where those of us who have received the Spirit of God, are put into, to be nurtured and trained. It is a path toward heaven.

But in the Garden of Eden, there is the command of God but there is also free will. It’s up to Adam and Eve whether to follow or to obey or not; because they are not robots. God has clearly given the guideline on what will lead you to life and what will lead you to death. There is choices and there is tests in the garden.

Genesis 1:2 tells us before we receive the light of Jesus Christ, the Word of Jesus Christ, darkness and chaos were in our heart. After we’ve met Christ through the Word, we received hope, joy, and delight just like in the garden of Eden. But the moment we decide to turn our backs to the Word of God, chaos and darkness will start to rule over us again.

Rev Abraham Park in his sermon says: Only those who keep the Word will have the eyes opened to see the Tree of Life. Those who do not choose the path of following God’s Word of Light are choosing the path of darkness.

Is the Tree of life in your life? I pray we will choose to follow the Word of God , remember and obey the Word of God. May the Word that is spoken be fulfilled (viayomer) in your life.

3. Who will eat the fruit from the Tree of Life?

(Rev 2:7 [ESV2011]) He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’

(Rev 2:17 [ESV2011]) He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.’

God was telling Adam what he needed to do – that is to not eat from and to overcome the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil. “To him who overcomes”, God will grant to him the Tree of Life. So what is our job? Don’t need to worry about the Tree of Life He will give it to us. We need to worry about the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Jesus came and said He is the Tree of life. No one can come to the Father and receive eternal life unless they come to the Tree of Life (John 14:6). So we need to come to the Tree of Life.

4. Why was the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil there?

The definition of ‘good’ in God’s perspective, is when the Word of God is obeyed and fulfilled. When I hear the Word of God, I follow the Word of God and His blessings take place in me. That’s Good. However ‘good’ in people’s mind today is different, it’s good only when it benefits me.

Rev. Abraham Park said in his sermon: The command concerning the Tree of knowledge of good and evil may seem like a threatening or scary concept: “don’t eat from it, or you will die”. But he says it’s not scary or unfair, rather God’s deep grace and love are hidden in this command. By God’s grace, we refrain from eating the fruit from that tree, and we will be protected by His love and guided to the Tree of life so that we can see and eat the fruit of life.

I pray that we may come to realise and understand that such great blessing is hidden in God’s sovereign work of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The Tree of the knowledge of good and evil is in this world, it’s in our heart and blocks us from receiving and obeying the Word of God 100% – my greed, my weakness, my compromises, my excuses. God says don’t eat it, don’t look at it, don’t even think about it. When God said from the day you eat of it you will surely die. Reverse that. So if you don’t eat from it, you will surely live. God’s command not to eat from the Tree of knowledge of good and evil, that in itself is love. He gave Adam and Eve a direction on what to do in order that they can receive the fruit from the Tree of Life.

We see the good seed and the tares in Matthew 13:24-25, should all these people be admitted to the kingdom of heaven? Each country has national boundaries, so that terrorists cannot come into this country. Schools have admission tests and standards. The Tree of the knowledge of good and evil was something there to test us, to qualify for that eternal life. It is distinguish those who qualify as the good seed.


In order to eat from the Tree of Life we need to learn from Adam and Eve what they did wrong. Let’s pray that God will give us discerning spirits and hearts that we may not be deceived by the disguises of satan. We need to put weight upon the Word of God and give more effort in following the Truth. And may that Truth become fulfilled in our lives. May we become the remnants, not the deceiver, the spiritual 144,000 in the end time, and be able to sing the New Song.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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