Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 9 | 26 Feb 2023 Lord's Day Service


PRESIDER: Elder Ridwan Dinata
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
12. Psalm 32
12. 诗篇 32
Prayer by Elder Ridwan Dinata
Scripture Reading:
Gen 2:1-2, Rev 22:1-4
创世记 2:1-2,启示录 22:1-4
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Grace and peace to you
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Eternal Sabbath
Hymn 469
Offering Prayer by Elder Ridwan Dinata
Offering Song:
I Will Worship You (我会崇拜祢)
(Sharon Choir)
Announcements by Elder Ridwan Dinata
*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

  • 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)

  • We will have a guest speaker, Pastor Ronny Heyboer, during Bible study time at 1:30 pm today.

    He is the founder of the Living Water Village in the West Kalimantan Jungle, saving and nurturing abandoned and abused children. He will be sharing about God’s amazing work in Kalimantan. Let us all attend the study and be blessed!

    To find out more about his projects, visit https://www.livingwatersvillage.com/

  • Pastor Sam will be guest speaking at Tung Ling Bible School from 27 Feb – 1 Mar (Mon-Wed). Please pray for the showers of blessings for all the lectures.

    Tune in to the lectures online for all 3 days from 9:30am-1pm:

    Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament Day 1 – 27 Feb (Mon)

    Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament Day 2 – 28 Feb (Tues)

    Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament Day 3 – 1 Mar (Wed)

  • The season of Lent has started from 22 Feb-6 Apr, let us use this time to prepare through prayer and repentance to reflect on our relationship with God, and take steps to draw closer to Him.
  • There will be a Praise and Prayer service on Wed, 15 March. Let us look forward to experience God’s amazing grace as a church and have a time of praise fellowship and united prayer.
  • There will be a special prayer meeting for all elders and eldresses of Zion Church on 3 March (Fri) at 8:00 pm.
  • Pyungkang Missions Day is 2 March. Let us pray for the proclamation and spreading of God’s Word and missions work! Those who wish to support the missions work through offering may give to the Missions account.
  • There will be an informational meeting for the Deacon Ordination nominees next Lord’s Day at 1:00 pm in the meeting room.
  • Book 7 of the History of Redemption book series: “The Ten Commandments, the Eternal Covenant for All Generations” has arrived! Purchase your copy at $35 with EJoyce.


Wednesday (VOD) Service 1 Mar: Pastor Samuel Kim

Lord’s Day Service 5 Mar: Elder William Ng

Basket Bearers: Elder Tan Pau Soon & Elder Ridwan Dinata


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
Creation and Re-creation 6: Man and beasts

Scripture: Genesis 1:24-31

The conclusion to the creation work in Genesis 1 is man, created in God’s image. And as the conclusion of God’s work of creation in Genesis 1 was Adam in the image of God, may the conclusion of Jesus’ work of recreation be us, made in the image of God.

Man that God created

How was Adam so special and different from the other beasts? The Bible tells us that there is a key difference. First, Adam received the covenant from God. God only gives the covenant to human beings, not to beasts. Second, Adam was called a living being. He had the body which was created out of the dust of the ground, and God breathed into him the breath of life. Adam had a physical body, but he lived in the spirit of God, thus making the garden of Eden a spiritual place where God and man could dwell together. Third, Adam was a man created in God’s own image. He had the covenant of God, the breath of God, and the image of God.

But when Adam rejected God’s Word, he rejected God’s Spirit, the breath of life which God had breathed into him. This caused him to fall to a finite life. He had physical breath, but death would come for him. This is two-fold separation: the separation between man and God, and the separation between spirit and body. Adam was like a flower cut for an arrangement. The flower looks alive, but will soon wither and die.

As one made in the image of God, Adam had the power and wisdom to reign over creation. Second, Adam had the holiness of God. Third Adam had the righteousness of God. Righteousness is like the light that shines brighter and brighter (Matt. 13:43; Prov. 4:18). These aspects of the image of God were lost because of the fall. The covenant, breath of God, and image of God need to be restored.

The spiritual meaning of man and beasts

Why did God put Adam in the garden of Eden? To cultivate and keep the garden (Gen. 2:15). The Hebrew word for cultivate is abad, meaning to serve or to worship. Adam was supposed to cultivate the soil of the garden so that more and more people would worship God, but he sinned and fell. Adam and all of humankind would return back to being the dust of the ground, to be eaten by the serpent (Gen. 3:14, 17-19). And so the Second Adam, Jesus Christ, had to come to cultivate upon the soil. The blessed ground that is tilled receives the seed and rain, but the cursed ground yields thorns and thistles, will be thrown away and burned (Heb. 6:7-8). Which kind of soil are we? Jesus came to us to cultivate the ground of our hearts, so that we can turn from a natural body to a spiritual body (1 Cor. 15:44). The dust of the ground must turn into a living being once more. The earthy man returns to the ground as dust. But if we are cultivated by the heavenly man, we will be transformed into the heavenly image (1 Cor. 15:47-49; Jn. 1:13).

The Apostle Paul puts it this way: as branches, we need to be cut off from the tree of sin and grafted onto the tree of life. If we are still connected to the tree of sin, then we will only bear the fruit of sin (Rom. 11:17, 24). We need to put off that which is perishable in order for us to conquer death (1 Cor. 15:51-55). This is what it means for us to become truly man, rather than remaining as beasts of the earth.

Beasts are those who do not have the breath of life, the Spirit of God. Without God’s Spirit, no one can understand God’s Word or will (Psalm 49:20). Beasts do not have the Spirit of God, the image of God, and the covenant of God. And this means that they will live only to satisfy their own greed (Num. 11:4; 1 Cor. 10:6).

Traits of the beasts

In the garden of Eden, a beast caused humankind to fall. And in the end times, the beast will seek to destroy those who are spiritually human beings (Rev. 12:1-4; 13:1-2). Those who dwell on the earth will worship the beast (Rev. 13:11-13).

The beast is crafty and deceiving, like the serpent in the garden of Eden. The beast will be disguised as someone who lives according to the Spirit, but instead uses the things of God to lead people away into the things of the flesh. They will speak blasphemy against God, and will wage war against the saints of God in the end, performing signs and wonders that lead many astray. The beasts represent the powers of this world. But the saints of God will have victory by following the Lamb of God. We must therefore examine our faith: am I still trying to follow the flesh instead of the Spirit?

Conclusion: Jesus’ recreation work in the Gospel of John

In John 1, Jesus is introduced as the light of the world. In John 2-5, people such as the Samaritan woman and the man who was sick for 38 years constantly seek for water, but only manage to find the waters below. However, Jesus comes as the water from above, the water of life. In John 6, Jesus feeds the people with fish from the water and bread from the land. Jesus crosses the water, comes to the land, and tells the people that He is the food from heaven, manna, and that they need to eat His flesh and drink His blood. John 7-9 rehashes the theme of Jesus as the light of the world, the one who governs the day, and the one who gives sight to the blind. John 8-10 shows Jesus’ disputes with the religious leaders. And in John 11, Jesus raises Lazarus from death.

Lazarus was in the tomb for four days when Jesus arrived. How late was Jesus after death through the fall? Jesus came four thousand years after the fall. And if one day was to be counted as a thousand years, then Jesus came four days late (2 Pet. 3:8). Jesus came to bring life into that which was dead.

John 12-19 are about Jesus’ suffering and crucifixion. But in John 20, the scene is set in a cemetery, but Jesus is portrayed as a gardener. The scene is about a man and a woman in a garden, just like Adam and Eve. And int he end, Jesus comes to the disciples and breathes on them in the end, saying ‘Receive the Holy Spirit’ (Jn. 20:22). This is the restoration of the breath of life. May we be restored through Jesus, who gives us the breath of life and makes us into living beings once more.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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