Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 52 | 24 December 2023 Christmas Lord's Day


PRESIDER: Elder William Ng
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 56
Responsive Reading:
57. Christmas Day
57. 圣诞节
Prayer by Elder William Ng
Scripture Reading:
1 Cor 15:45-50
哥林多前书 15:45-50
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Christmas Sanctus
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Why Jesus came from heaven to earth
Hymn 120
Offering Prayer by Elder William Ng
Christmas Offering Song:
O Holy Night

(Namil Choi & Renata Hann)
Holy Communion by Pastor Samuel Kim
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 2024: “A Church that Arises to Rebuild the Foundation of Faith and Is Devoted to Spreading the Word of Redemptive History. “ (Neh 2:18; Isa 58:12; Matt 24:14; 1 Tim 4:15; 2 Tim 4:2)

    (尼希米记 2:18; 以赛亚书 58:12; 马太福音 24:14; 提摩太前书 4:15;提摩太后书 4:2)

  • 2023 End of the year services:

    24 Dec, Lord’s Day
    – Lord’s Day Service & Holy Communion – 10:45 am
    – Christmas Eve Celebration – 2:30 pm

    25 Dec, Mon:Christmas Day Service – 10:45 am (Live Broadcast from PyungKang)

    31 Dec, Lord’s Day
    – Lord’s Day Service – 10:45 am
    – New Year’s Eve (Watchnight) Service – 10:15 pm

    1 Jan, Mon: New Year’s Day Service – 10:45 am (Live Broadcast from PyungKang)

  • There will be all-church cleaning on 31 Dec Lord’s Day after the fellowship. Let us gather our efforts as cell-groups to clean our Father’s house to usher in the new year.
  • There will be a meeting for all leaders on 7 Jan (Lord’s Day) after lunch for annual planning. Ministry leaders, please prepare and send to E Joyce and Pastor your ministry plans for the new year (if you have not already) before the meeting.
  • Final reminder to all Departments and ministries, please submit your 2024 Department Budget latest by next LD, 31 Dec 2023.


Prayer (Wed 27 Dec) Eld. Anthony Lim
Presider (Sun 31 Dec) Eld. Anthony Lim
Basket Bearers (Sun 31 Dec) Eld. Tan Pau Soon, Dcn. Louis Loy


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. 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. Singapore 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 12 – By Faith (1)

Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-7


In the book of Hebrews, the writer concludes the previous section with a powerful warning against apostasy, urging believers to hold fast to their confession of hope without wavering [Heb. 10:23-25]. The writer emphasizes the importance of meeting together and encouraging one another, especially as the Day of the Lord draws near [Heb. 10:25]. The writer warns against the danger of deliberate sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth, highlighting the fearful expectation of judgment for those who reject the Son of God [Heb. 10:26-29].

To strengthen their faith and perseverance, the writer reminds his readers of their past experiences of endurance and suffering for the sake of Christ. They were publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, yet they remained steadfast, demonstrating compassion for those in prison and joyfully accepting the plundering of their property [Heb. 10:32-34]. The writer encourages them to continue their endurance, as it leads to a great reward [Heb. 10:36]. Quoting a prophecy, the writer assures them that the coming of the Lord will not delay [Heb. 10:37].

Faith is an assurance of things hoped for

Moving into a new section, the writer of Hebrews explores the nature of faith and its importance in the lives of believers [Heb. 11:1-2]. The writer defines faith as the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen. Faith is not mere wishful thinking, but a confident trust in the reality of unseen spiritual truths [Heb. 11:1]. Faith is grounded in the certainty of knowing and experiencing God’s promises.

Examples of true faith

To illustrate the power and significance of true faith, the writer provides examples from the lives of faithful individuals. Abel, the first martyr, offered a more acceptable sacrifice to God through faith and was commended as righteous [Heb. 11:4]. Enoch, known for his unwavering faith, pleased God and was taken up so that he did not experience death [Heb. 11:5-6]. Noah, in obedience to God’s warning, constructed an ark to save his household and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith [Heb. 11:7].

Noah believed in something he did not see. Some scholars say that there was no rain before the flood because a mist rose up and watered everything [Gen. 2:5-6]. All the effort Noah put into building the ark would have been useless if the flood didn’t come. But through his faith, the ark became a place of salvation for all who entered in. He persevered through all the ridicule and persecution, and built the ark in faith.

This shows us that faith is not merely a theoretical belief, but a transformative force that impacts every aspect of life. True faith leads to righteous actions and obedience to God’s word. Abel’s faith expressed itself in worship, Enoch’s faith manifested in a close walk with God, and Noah’s faith resulted in the construction of the ark [Heb. 11:4, Heb. 11:5-6, Heb. 11:7]. These examples demonstrate that faith is not detached from the physical world but is intricately connected to the spiritual realm.


In conclusion, the writer of Hebrews highlights the vital role of faith in the lives of believers. Faith leads to righteousness and pleases God [Heb. 11:4, Heb. 11:5-6]. The writer encourages readers to bear the fruit of faith in their own lives, trusting in God’s promises and confidently living out their convictions [Heb. 10:23-25, Heb. 10:26-29, Heb. 10:32-34, Heb. 10:36-37, Heb. 11:1-2, Heb. 11:4, Heb. 11:5-6, Heb. 11:7]. May we all receive the gift of faith and allow it to transform us, producing beautiful and lasting fruit in our walk with God.

Pastor Samuel Kim

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