Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 35 | 27 August 2023 Lord's Day


PRESIDER: Elder Steve Yoon
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 48
Responsive Reading:
30. Psalm 139
30. 诗篇 139
Prayer by Elder Steve Yoon
Scripture Reading:
2 Tim 4:1-18
提后 4:1-18
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Walk humbly with your God
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
What will remain at the end of my life?
Hymn 347
Offering Prayer by Elder Steve Yoon
Offering Song:
Hymn 455 – The Trusting Heart to Jesus Clings (我心依靠救主耶稣)
(Sharon Choir)
Announcements by Elder Steve Yoon
*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.
  • 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)

  • There will be Praise & Prayer Night on 6 Sep (Wed). Let us look forward to experience God’s amazing grace as a church and have a time of praise fellowship and united prayer.
  • Please pray for Pastor Sam who will be guest speaking at Hinghwa Methodist Church on 9 Sep (Sat).
  • 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.

  • Zion Church Retreat 2023 will take place on 21-23 Nov (Tue-Thu), at Sand & Sandals Resort, Desaru.

    Cost of Retreat fee will be $150/pax (free for children at age of 2 or below).
    * Note: There will be additional cost for single occupancy. Retreat committee will reach out to you.

    Payment mode: PAYNOW to Zion Church UEN #: T00SS0141D with remarks ‘retreat 2023’.
    Payment Deadline: 30 Sep. Please see Dcn. Leh Tieng if you have any questions.
    *Retreat fee is subsidised by the church, the Men’s & Women’s ministries and supported by upcoming fund raising activities.

  • Gabriel Sunday School would like to call-out for volunteers from the different ministries to support in the upcoming VBS 2023 taking place on 11 Nov. The first briefing will be held today at 1pm at Shechem Classroom 1. Your presence is greatly appreciated.


Prayer (Wed 30 Aug) Evangelist Nicholas Chiang
Presider (Sun 3 Sep) Elder Steve Yoon
Basket Bearers (Sun 3 Sep) 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
Three Tasks to Victory

Scripture: Psalm 131

In God’s kingdom, we are all brothers and sisters. So we don’t have a line drawn in the sense that this belongs to me and this belongs to you. This world is different. What’s yours is yours and what’s mine is mine. In this world, we try to grasp more for ourselves as the best situation. The worldly view and our view are different. We are God’s children and our value is different from this world. So if we want to be victorious in this world we have to study the Word of God in order to gain victory. If we do not have the Word of God to change us, we will be easily attracted by the world.

King David was a very victorious king. In his youth, he won over Goliath, King Saul, the Amalakites and the Philistines. He reigned over the whole of Israel so there must be some secret to his success. Psalm 131 is the song of ascent. So according to the Israel rabbi this is the song they sing when they return to Israel. And we can say in another way that this is the ritual of worship. The 3rd reason is that this is a pilgrim, when they return from the pilgrim they will sing this. The content and the meaning of this psalm is very deep. The melody and meaning is very beautiful. It reflects a heart that relies on God 100%. In this song, it reflects the difficulties and suffering that they went through. They did not know whether the people in Jerusalem would accept them. These people who were deported to Babylon are vastly different from the people who stayed back in Jerusalem, so the people who were deported to Babylon were like Daniel and his friends, intellectuals and nobles, so the people left behind were the people who were not intellectuals. They did not study much and they were usually the women and the children and so you can say that the residents in Jerusalem have not advanced at all in these years, so the people who are deported to Babylon they are intellectuals and very advanced in their learning but those deported and returning from Babylon do not know whether they will be accepted so they are worried and frightened, so they thought about King David their ancestor and they encouraged themselves.

Verse one
He says not proud which means not to be lifted up and not arrogant. It says my eyes are not haughty and it means I should not see myself as greater than I am. It says I do not concern with matters too great or awesome and it means that you do not do something that you have no confidence in. In conclusion, someone whose heart is not proud, whose eyes are not haughty and who does not do things that are too great and awesome is someone who is humble. If you want to gain victory, the first thing is you must be humble. In the dictionary it says to be humble is not arrogant, to be gracious, to be low profile, to give in. Someone who is humble will not exaggerate or boost and does things very realistically. It does not mean to give in in every matter. To be humble means in the right situation you must speak the right words and you should behave in the right way.

To be humble means to renunciate and empty yourself. In numbers it is described that Moses was the most humble man, so to be humble means you do not just look at what benefits you but also at the needs of others. As Christians, we need to see what is God’s needs, so we must complete the needs and the Great Commission given by our Lord.

Jesus describes himself as humble and gentle at heart but this verse many miss out on the key section at the front of the verse which says take my yoke upon you. If you want to be humble you have to take Jesus Christ’s yoke upon you but a lot of Christians do not want to carry this yolk because it is very difficult but this is the attitude of Jesus Christ.

David was also a very humble man. David expressed that he really missed the water from Bethlehem so three mighty warriors of David broke through the Philistine lines, drew water from the well near the Gate of Bethlehem and carried it back to King David. When the three mighty warriors brought back the water, David was so moved and he said I do not dare to drink this as they risked their lives and blood to bring it back, so David offered this water and poured it out in front of Jehovah in front of God. David was king, if it had been King Saul he would have drunk it but David did not dare to drink it.

Jesus was also very humble as he took a detour in order to preach the gospel. He specifically and intentionally visited Samaria to give the gospel to the Samaritan woman. A humble person does something that is unique.

Verse 2
One who is submissive is victorious. I have calmed and quieted myself means to be steady when there is no action and settled to be quiet means to stop in silence and to wait. If you are too anxious and stressed, there will be a terrible outcome.

When David was running away from King Saul, he must have many questions in his mind. He could have killed King Saul so many times but he never did because he believed King Saul was anointed by the Lord and he could not kill King Saul. Through his fugitive years, he was trained to rely on God. David had to conquer the land of Israel and he always asks of the Lord

The third secret to victory is in this verse oh Israel put your hope in the Lord now and always. This means that Christians and believers in God will always gain victory.
It means to be quiet, to wait and look upon.

Verse 2 says to be quiet, Verse 3 says to look upon and this means to be quiet and
calm. Many times we confess with our lips to wait for the Lord but we do not learn to wait. It is a big suffering to wait. The absence of restlessness is an important condition for victory.

I encourage you to win over this world. You must be humble and really read the
Bible. Pray. The most important is to be submissive. The action submissiveness is the action taken in response to authority but surrender is the attitude in response to authority and so the attitude is important. When every one of us is willing to surrender, your church will revive. We will not have any opinions and arguments. I hope you will be able to understand how to be submissive, to surrender and rely on God quietly.


Reverend Eugene Tan Yew Keng

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