Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 8 | 25 February 2024 Lord's Day


PRESIDER: Elder Steve Yoon
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
53. Rev 21
53. 启示录 21
Prayer by Elder Steve Yoon
Scripture Reading:
Leviticus 1:1–9
利未记 1:1-9
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
In This Season
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Leviticus 01 – Burnt Offering
利未记 01 – 燔祭
Hymn 186
Offering Prayer by Elder Steve Yoon
Offering Song:
Be Bold

(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 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)

  • There will be HORA Youth & Young Adults Conference in New York this year! Please pray for God’s blessings upon the conference and all those who attend.

    Theme: RE:Align (Theme verse: 2 Chronicles 34:2)
    Where: Stony Brook University campus, New York
    When: 3-6 July 2024 (Wed-Sat)

    For members of Zion Church who wish to attend, there is a 50% sponsorship available. Please see Pastor or Evg. Nick for more information.
    Access the registration link at https://hora2024.rsvpify.com/ or visit https://horaministries.com

  • There will be Italy HOR Seminar and HORA Associate Church Induction Thanksgiving Service in the month of March:

    – Mar 13-14: HORA Seminar on Book 1 in Milan
    * Mar 15-17: HORA Seminar on Book 9 in Sondrio
    – Mar 17: Induction Thanksgiving Service

    Please pray for the seminars to be filled with God’s grace.

  • Passion Week Special Services in March:

    – Dawn services: Mar 25 (Mon) – 29 (Fri) at 6:00 am
    – Evening services: Mar 25 (Mon) – 28 (Thu) at 7:40 pm
    – Good Friday service: Mar 29 (Fri) at 10:45 am

  • There will be Baptism on Resurrection Lord’s Day, Mar 31. Those who wish to be baptised please see Pastor Sam.
  • Timothy Youth & Elijah Young Adult Ministries will have combined services with special speakers on Mar 9 and Apr 6 at 5 pm in Zion Church. All are welcome to join for both.

    – Dean Andrew Lim of Tung Ling Bible School (Mar 9)
    – Mr Poh Yu Khing (Apr 6): Topic – “Money & Financial Stewardship”

  • There will be Praise and Prayer Night on Mar 6 (Wed). Let us come and join in collective prayer to uplift one another in faith and love.


Prayer (Wed 28 Feb) Evg. Nicholas Chiang
Presider (Sun 3 Mar) Evg. Nicholas Chiang
Basket Bearers (Sun 3 Mar) Eld. Anthony Lim, Dcn. John Tan


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
The Second Coming

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17

Of the many covenants God made in the bible, the final fulfilment of what we are waiting for is His return. Hebrews 9:27-28 summarises the whole redemption history from the fall to His return.

Although the term “Second Coming” is not found in the bible, the bible tells us He will return. Those who have received Jesus’ blood and forgiven, are the ones eagerly awaiting His return.

At Jesus’ ascension, the angels told the people intently gazing into the sky, why were they gazing at the sky? It is not launching a shuttle into outer space. The people were gazing into the sky because they could not see Him. To those people, the angels said, Jesus will come again the same way you have watched Him go into the sky. (Acts 1:9)

They only saw a cloud receiving Him and He disappeared. It was probably puzzling to them when the angel said He would return the same way He went. It is not a physical place. Jesus went into the spiritual realm, a heavenly place. He disappeared from this physical world.
We will look at a few points in the bible about the Second Coming.

1. He will come at night

It must not be a physical timeline. (1 Thessalonians 5:1-8)
How would a thief come in the night? Would he announce that he is coming at a certain time? He would come at a time when the owner does not see him. Likewise, Jesus will come out of sight.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-8 is saying He will come when no one is expecting Him. This is spiritually not falling asleep. Jesus gave many parables of His return too. He compared it to a bridegroom coming to take the bride, one parable is in Matthew 25:1-14. The parable of the 10 virgins, the 5 prudent and the 5 foolish. The difference between them is preparation.

Prudence in Greek means: to be thinking. Foolish means you are not thinking ahead. In the Jewish culture especially during the time of Jesus, weddings took place in the night. The Jewish bridegroom would come and take the bride at night time, and the bride is the one with the lamp, the light. The bridegroom will come and look for the one with the light, that is the bride. Likewise, may we be prudent, with the wisdom of God, to be able to prepare enough oil so that we will be shining brightly with the light of God’s Word.

2. There will be tribulation before the Second Coming

There will be tribulations even for believers. For the people of God, tribulations will make them grow, tribulations will make them repent, and tribulations will make them come out pure. (Acts 14:22, Revelation 7:13-14)
If you are going through tribulations today, I would like to dare to ask you to give thanks to God, because it is through tribulations that we enter the kingdom of heaven.

God will give you a hiding place until this tribulation runs its course. We need to persevere. (Isaiah 26:20)
Reverend Abraham Park was preaching about the Second Coming and tribulations in the end times, he said, there is no corner on this earth where you can hide from this tribulation. The only hiding place is Jesus Christ our Rock. (Matthew 24:13, James 5:7-8, James 1:4)

3. Number of martyrs has to be filled. (Revelation 6:9-11)

Martyrdom comes from the death of keeping the Word of God and having the testimony. Not just dying. There is literal martyrdom and figurative martyrdom.

Apostle Paul said I die daily. We need to live a life of sacrificing our sinful selves daily.
True believing saints must not be afraid of being martyred, whether spiritually or physically. Being martyred is a great blessing for the saints. During the great tribulations, martyrdom is a way of God’s protection.

Who are the true martyrs? Whether they die physically or not, those faithful of the heart with readiness to sacrifice their own self, sacrifice their ways, even benefits, and sacrifice all of their fleshly desires before the will of God. I have been emphasizing faith is not about the last day only. It is about every day. Martyrdom too. (Romans 13:12-14, Romans 6:2, 1 Peter 2:24, Colossians 2:20-21)

Martyr comes from the Greek word μάρτυς martus – “martus” which means witness. Those who are martyred are martyred for the Word of God and their testimony. (Acts 4:17-20)

What is the blessing for those who become martyrs? (Revelation 20:4-6)
(i) First blessing of reigning with Christ 1000 years
(ii) Second blessing, first resurrection
(iii) Third blessing, no second death (hell)

Before the Second Coming will come the second resurrection.
Jesus is the first fruit of resurrection. The first resurrection is taking part in Jesus’ resurrection, they will be liberated from trespasses and sins. (Ephesians 2:1, 5)

For us to look forward to transfiguration, we must go through our spiritual resurrection first.
At the 1st Coming, more than 500 people witnessed Jesus’ resurrection and saw Jesus ascending to heaven. (1 Corinthians 15:6)
But how many people were at the Pentecost, in the upper room receiving the Holy Spirit? 120 people. Where did the 380 other people go? This shows how difficult it is to be the remnants who stayed until the end.

Jesus’ second parable of the prodigal son. Let’s think of the repentance that needs to take place in us for us to take part in the first resurrection. (Luke 15:11-24)

This Father symbolizes our Father in heaven. We can relate ourselves to the prodigal son, we all want to go distant from our Father, get out of His boundaries and His jurisdiction and His rule, spiritually we all want to be guilt-free by going far away from the roof and control of my Father. But biblically, the Father is the provider and protector. We come out of Father’s rules, we need to come under someone else’s rules. The prodigal son is serving the swine (pigs), defiled animals, and unclean animals according to the Jews.

“Serve” connotes worshipping. If we reject God in worshipping Him, we will end up worshipping something else. Agreeing with God = righteousness.
Father’s house is abundant and sufficient. This is repentance. Coming back to the Father. Coming back under His roof. “Arise” in Greek is unistemi: Which means resurrection. This is the true resurrection. I will get up (resurrect) and go to my Father. The core of the message is repentance and resurrection. Repentance is resurrection. When we sin, we don’t have sin to face God our Father, but the Father is already running to you. The best robe in original Greek is protos = first robe. The Father is saying “Bring me the robe for the firstborn.” Jesus kept on emphasising that heaven belongs to those who repent. Those who repent become the firstborns. This killing of the fatted calf symbolises the sacrifice in worship. Like the heavenly banquet lavishly provided by our Father when we come to Him.

Conclusion: What happens during the Second Coming?

We prepare the light, and we repent. At the Second Coming, He will break the 7 seals from the scroll. (Revelation 5:1-8)
The book was sealed with 7 seals and nobody was able to open it and no one knew what it was saying. Meaning the contents will be revealed. Revelation 10, He will bring the opened book in His hand. Who received it? Apostle John in Revelation 10 received it. Apostle John was writing revelation and getting to be martyred on Patmos Island.

Throughout the Bible, God has His people proclaim the Word, He waits until then. God could have made the ark but He waited until Noah finished the ark. (Matthew 24:14)

Where will it happen? (1 Thessalonians 4:17) The air biblically means neither heaven nor earth. It is in between. It is a mediating place. It was the place where Adam was in the Garden of Eden, a place where he could enjoy the heavenly blessing while still on earth.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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