Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 41 | 08 October 2023 Lord's Day


PRESIDER: Elder William Ng
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
36. Isaiah 40 (Part. 1)
36. 以赛亚书 40-1
Prayer by Elder William Ng
Scripture Reading:
Hebrews 3:1-11
希伯来书 3:1-11
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Let the Song of Praise be heard
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Hebrews 05 – Do not harden your heart
希伯来书 05 – 不可硬着心
Hymn 219
Offering Prayer by Elder William Ng
Offering Song:
Just As I Am (最真实的我)
(Sharon Praise)
Announcements by Elder William Ng
*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 a special FOOD FAIR lunch & Bazaar TODAY for church fund-raising during fellowship time. Let us participate, support generously and have a blessed fellowship time! The proceeds will be used to help with Zion Retreat 2023 and Missions Work.
  • There will be HOR seminars in the month of Oct and Nov:

    21 Oct (Sat): Sitiawan, Perak. Hosted by our sister church (The Lord’s Covenant Church, Malaysia)
    14-16 Nov (Tue-Thu): Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

    Pastor Samuel Kim will be guest speaking in both seminars. Please pray for the seminars to be filled with God’s grace and for the word to be planted well through the seminars.

  • The annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) event hosted by GSS will take place 11 Nov (Sat) from 9:30am-3:30pm in Zion Church. This year’s VBS theme is “Jesus is life” (John 1:4). More details coming up.
  • Zion Church AGM will be on 5 Nov. Let us all pray for God’s guidance upon Zion Church. All ministry elders and leaders, please prepare for 2024 ministry plan and report for the AGM.
  • Zion Church Retreat 2023 will take place on 21-23 Nov (Tue-Thu), at Sand & Sandals Resort, Desaru. Retreat theme is “Discernment” (Heb 5:11-14).

    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.

    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. Please pray for our retreat that God will be glorified through the preparation.

  • There will be Baptism on Thanksgiving Lord’s Day, 19 Nov. Those who wish to be baptised please see Pastor Sam.
  • The month of October is a season for exams. As one church, let us pray for our students, especially those undertaking O-levels. Please pray for their mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Pray for wisdom, strength, and resilience as they prepare for the exams
  • There will be a brief meeting for all cell group leaders TODAY after lunch and clean-up at classroom 1, Shechem hall.


Prayer (Wed 11 Oct) Deacon Eric Neo
Presider (Sun 15 Oct) Elder Steve Yoon
Basket Bearers (Sun 15 Oct) Elder Tan Pau Soon, Elder Anthony Lim


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
Hebrews 04 – The Incarnate Word

Scripture: Hebrews 2:1-18

Hebrews Chapter 2 bases its argument upon the explanation about the supremacy of Jesus in Chapter 1 in warning those who are about to “drift away” from the Gospel of salvation. Furthermore, the writer of Hebrews is admonishing the recipients of the letter not to sway from the truth, lest there will be a great judgment.

Hebrews 2:1 tells us to pay closer attention to the gospel of salvation that we have heard so as not to drift away and get washed out by the currents of the water from the waves and the storms in the ocean and this is the danger we face in the end times. In Matthew 24 Jesus says one of the signs of the end times when he comes to judge the world is that people will stop worshipping God. They will drift away being misled and lose their faith.

Secondly, 2 Timothy 3:14 also tells us to continue in the things we have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom we have learned them. The word ‘learned’ here is in the past tense which means that we already learned it and we are convinced but we must know where the Word came from.
In the Old Testament, the Angels gave us the Law and if we transgress, we would receive a just penalty (Hebrews 2:2, Acts 7:35, Galatians 3:19). “Transgression” means to cross over the line/boundary. That line is drawn by the Law, but in the New Testament, it is drawn by the Word and our conscience. When we disobey it means that we are not carrying out the Word in our actions.

When we do not pay attention to the Word, our life will be like Israel wandering in the wilderness for 40 years. They only sought God and His help or miracles when they were in need (physically). Likewise, why do church-going Christians still feel troubled or darkened? Why is their life aimless? It is because they did not pay closer attention to the Word. When they were not in need, in ordinary days, they did not seek God. In other words, they came to service, but the Word does not really enter their heart.

When this happens, then our life starts to drift like a blind man walking with no clear direction. Faith life will become boring and purposeless. And we end up living only for the immediate needs of this world but without satisfaction. If we have no purpose or clear direction, then there is dissatisfaction because we are not fulfilling anything. We live just taking it day by day and life becomes frustrating. This will cause us to just grab hold of other immediate joys and entertainments, whatever pleases us, and it is usually fleshly/physical. Next, doubts begin to enter our hearts and minds. The doubt satan sows in our hearts will start to grow and expand and turn into hostility in the heart against the church, against God and the Word. The heart gets so callused that it becomes difficult to receive grace and we become more prone to be tempted and tried (easily becomes dark), spiritually becoming dull.

However, when we pay closer attention to the Word, God will heal and soften our hearts and give us greater grace to save us. If we don’t, then the final thing that will happen to us is apostasy because satan wants us to give up our faith.

The Hebrews writer’s main argument here is for us to pay attention to the Word. But which Word do we pay attention to? We must hear, pay attention to, and obey (hold on to) the timely Word. In Hebrews 2:3, the writer emphasizes the superiority of the Gospel of Jesus Christ over the Old Testament Law which was delivered by the angels. The Gospel of Christ is referred to as “a great salvation.” If God’s judgment for those who neglect the Old Testament Law is severe, how much greater would the judgment be for those who neglect the Word of great salvation spoken through the Lord?

Hebrews 2:4 tells us that Jesus shows signs and miracles to prove the authority of this Word. Hebrews 2:5–6 tells us the reason why the Word became flesh (incarnate) is for the Word, because of the Word, and to give us the Word. He came in order to fulfil His promise and covenant and so that we can understand the Word. The Word comes to those who hold onto the Word of promise. Therefore, the only way for us to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven is through receiving and holding on to the Word of Jesus Christ!

Hebrews 2:7-8 says that Jesus was made lower than the angels for a little while. This refers to His incarnation, coming into this world in finite and mortal flesh. So, it is saying pay closer attention to realize He came down for you and to you.
And verse 9 says that we have seen this suffering Jesus who died to take up our sins. The Cross was to fulfil salvation through His work of atonement.

We fallen humans fell so we became lower than angels. Thus, from the place that is lower than the angels, He came and took the way of the cross, so we can receive the Word (breath of life) again and be lifted up with Him to the place that is higher than the angels!

Hebrews 2:10-11, Jesus is not ashamed to call those who belong to Him “brothers” and allows us to enter into His glory with Him. The only way for Jesus (God) to call us sinful creatures “brothers” is for Him to lower Himself to come to us in the flesh. Therefore, incarnation was necessary. And Jesus absorbs all our sins to Himself and takes it to the cross. He takes upon Himself all the curses and punishments for us (Isaiah 53:4-5) and makes us into children of God, allowing us to live under His grace and mercy. So through incarnation, Jesus rendered powerless the devil who had the power of death (Hebrews 2:14) and freed those who were subject to slavery under the fear of death.

Fear of death causes us to do what we do but God frees us from the guilt of sin, from trauma, and He helps the spiritual children of Abraham. However, verses 17-18 say we will still be tempted but now we are free to disobey the devil. Jesus understands our weaknesses and sinfulness and He freed us (Hebrews 2:15-16) so that we are no longer slaves to sin.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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