Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 42 | 15 October 2023 Lord's Day


PRESIDER: Elder Steve Yoon
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 30
Responsive Reading:
37. Isaiah 40 (Part. 2)
37. 以赛亚书 40-2
Prayer by Elder Steve Yoon
Scripture Reading:
Hebrews 4:1-3
希伯来书 4:1-3
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
The Name of the Lord
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Hebrews 06 – The remaining rest
希伯来书 06 – 剩下的安息
Hymn 330
Offering Prayer by Elder Steve Yoon
Offering Song:
Hymn 219 – I am Thine, O Lord, I Have Heard Thy Voice (我属耶稣)
(Sharon Choir)
Announcements by Elder Steve Yoon
*Hymn 6
*Benediction by Pastor Samuel Kim

*Congregation Standing



Prayer (Wed 18 Oct) Deacon Sean Tang
Presider (Sun 22 Oct) Elder Anthony Lim
Basket Bearers (Sun 22 Oct) Elder William Ng, 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 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 05 – Do not harden your heart

Scripture: Hebrews 3:1-11

The writer of Hebrews takes us back all the way to the first redemptive story in the bible which is the exodus and wilderness journey, and compares our lives today to the life of the Israelites as people called out for a purpose.

He’s writing to the Hebrews who were going through persecution, hardships just to be Christians; to those were in dilemma whether to go back to Judaism or to stay in Christianity. He begins by introducing to us who we are.

1. Holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling (Heb 3:1a)

“Holy brethren”. What does he mean? Holy designates something or someone set apart for God’s purpose. He was reminding them of their identity. For which purpose did God set you apart? It’s a heavenly calling, referring to the kingdom of heaven.

2. Consider Jesus, the One that will fulfil the purpose for you, with you (Heb 3:1b)

We are holy people called for a heavenly purpose but we are still lost; troubles, sicknesses and hardships still exist for us. The author of Hebrews says don’t worry, “consider Jesus, the apostle and the high priest of our confession”.

“Katanoeo” is the Greek word for Consider, it means to notice, observe, look at it in a reflective manner, think thoroughly. Really study and deeply think about this Jesus, He is apostle and high priest.

The word apostle in Greek is “apostolos”, it means the one who is sent. Jesus is the one who is sent. And the role of the high priest was to breach the gap between God and fallen mankind.

So consider Jesus, He was sent to you to bridge the gap between you and God so that you can be one with God. Jesus is sent to you to guide you and to bring you to that purpose. Jesus is with us, He’s the high priest who will atone for us, do the redeeming work and finally will bring us into His kingdom. God has chosen you and He will do it anyway. Let’s believe that.

3. Jesus vs. Moses (Heb 3:2)

Comparing Jesus and Moses – Moses was their redeemer in the exodus redemption work and the one leading them to the Promised Land,. But the writer of Hebrews is saying, Moses is a redeemer but he is only a foreshadow of the true redeemer who is Jesus Christ. And he talks about Moses being a servant of all God’s house.

Moses was part of God’s house, he was a servant of the house but Jesus is the builder of that house. Every house is built by someone but the builder of all things is God, therefore Jesus being God has greater glory than the House (Heb 3:3-4). In the Bible when you talk about building up the house, it is talking about establishing the people, a nation for the kingdom of God.

4. Today and Rest (Heb 3:7-11, Psa 95:6-11)

We are seeking for the eternal rest in the kingdom of heaven, the rest from our hardships, agony, hardships, pain, sickness and stress.

The writer of Hebrews is saying in order to enter into that rest, you need the combination of 3 things:
1. Today (Heb 1:5, 4:7, 5:5, 13:8)
2. hear God’s voice
3. do not harden your heart.

When the Word of God really spoke to your heart, that’s Today. It is the spiritual time when the Word comes to us, he says the Rest comes today if you hear His voice and do not harden your hearts. He says don’t be like the Israelites or Pharaoh who hardened their hearts. TODAY is where the spiritual gate is open to enter into rest.

Let’s think about what’s “Harden you heart” –

1) The Israelites hardened their hearts.
When our hearts become hardened, these are the things that will happen – we lose sight of our purpose, meaning we forget about our identity as people of God and lose our purpose. What happens next is: our purpose and our interest will collide with God’s, when that happens we will stand against God whether knowingly or not knowingly. That’s what happened with people at the golden calf incident. After that they will seek to return to Egypt. In order to return to Egypt, they will need another god. In order for us to give up this faith and go back to the past we will have to reject this God and make for ourselves a god.

2) Pharaoh hardened his heart after hearing the Word of God (Exo 5:1-2)
(1) Pharaoh heard the Word of God as human words, not the Word of God.
He took it lightly just like Lot’s sons-in-law (Gen 19:14). While the people of Thessalonica accepted and received the teaching of the apostles as the Word of God, that’s why they were blessed (1 Thess 2:13).

(2) Pharaoh was arrogant and thought that Egypt and everything in it was his possession (Ezek 29:3)
How many % of our life did Jesus save? Your life would have been in hell if it weren’t for Jesus. So when I come to realise that, and realise my sins are forgiven by Jesus, I should say to the Lord, “Lord this is new life that you gave me because I deserve to burn in hell because of my sin. But You gave me this life so this entire life I give to you, I live for you, with you”.

What happens if we continue to harden our heart?

1) there comes a point where we cannot un-harden our heart anymore and we continue to sin (Exo 9:34, Eph 4:18)
So we need to repent and really ask God to un-harden our hearts before it’s too late.

2) they become depraved minds (Rom 1:28)

3) heart becomes callous – given over to sensuality, impurity and greed (Eph 4:19)


But you are holy people of God, partakers of heavenly calling and we have, not Moses and Aaron, we have Jesus the Apostle and High Priest, he already died for us, He is sent to us to lead us into that Rest. Pray that you and I may experience that Rest, living with Jesus Christ, continuing in what is called Today.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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