Plantation SDA Church
When Nothing Is Happening Something is Happening!
Our speaker today will be Pastor Joesph Salajan.
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  • Plantation SDA Church
    400 NW 118th Ave, Plantation, FL 33325, USA
    Saturday 9:00 AM, Saturday 11:30 AM
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Theme: Intercessory prayer

Why should I pray for someone that doesn't have any interest in knowing Christ...?

What is going on behind the scene when I pray? How does God's will interact with the will of a human being?
Sermon Outline:

Passage: Matthew 12:28

There are times when it seems that nothing is happening. But when nothing is happening something is happening! Sometimes you pray and wait and nothing happens… But while nothing is happening, something is happening! You have a husband/a wife… you have been praying for years/decades… you are waiting for an answer but nothing is happening… You have a rebellious son/daughter… you are waiting for an answer but nothing is happening… But while nothing is happening, something is happening!

Luke 11:20:

But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. The word and tense imply suddenness and surprise. The kingdom of God has indeed caught you unawares (NJB), off guard!

1. The Kingdom Is at Work

Luke 17:21

…the Kingdom of God is within you!

How does the Kingdom of God come within someone? Through the Spirit of God! Through the finger of God!

There is a real battle going on here! There are two kingdoms battling: the Kingdom of its King and the kingdom of someone pretending to be king

2. The Sinner is Worked Upon

God’s Kingdom can come unto your door! His finger/Spirit can knock at the door! He can insist, but it cannot break into your heart!He respects the door!He needs your will to enter intercessory prayer! Intercessory prayer is when you pray: Your Kingdom come, your will be done in someone else’s life!

Ephesians 6:12

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

The weaponry is different: one kingdom kicks the door; the other Kingdom knocks at the door (God’s finger/Spirit). One uses force; the other uses persuasion!

The accuser can say: wait a minute, where is what you said you gave to man: freewill. Where is his freedom of choice? Did he pray? What should God answer?! It is at this point where intercessory prayer comes into play! This is a matter of universal justice!

When I pray: your will be done in the life of George, the Spirit can keep on knocking at the door, because my prayer becomes God’s argument against accuser! God can say: I am not answering George’s prayer, but I am answering the prayer of this faithful child of mine that loves George and prays for him constantly!

When a believer prays for a sinner, miracles happen. Prayer moves the arm of the Almighty! It moves God’s finger! Do you have a prayer list? Your children, family members, friends, neighbors… are you praying for them?

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Upcoming Events
May 27 – Children’s Church

May 29 – Memorial Day

May 29-Jun 2 - Church Office Closed

June 3 – P&W Concert – 6:00pm

June 4 – Men’s Ministry Prayer Breakfast

June 4 – Women’s Ministry - Family Fun Day

June 10-16 – Men’s Ministry Week of Prayer

June 11 – Mission Council Meeting

June 11 – Pathfinder’s Investiture

June 13 – Church Board Meeting

June 17 – Baby Dedication

June 18 – Monthly Prayer Session

June 18 – Father’s Day

June 24 – Children’s Church

June 24 – Children’s 13 th Sabbath

June 24 – Family Life Church Social
Men’s Prayer session
The Planation Men's ministry host a prayer session immediately following second service. Come and join us as we pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit!
Sabbath Afternoon Bible Study
Join us at 6PM in the the youth room as we continue our study of Genesis. Everyone is welcome.
Monthly Prayer Summit
Come join us on the 3rd Sunday of each Month from 5:00AM to 10:00AM as we pray for healing, revival and reformation for our community and our nation. Let’s unite with one voice to cry out for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. For more information, contact Dion Walden or Angela Smith.
The Great Unveiling!
Join us each Wednesday at 7:30PM as we continue our journey through the book of Revelation. During this series, we delve into the exciting news that Jesus wins and returns victorious for his people.
Social Media
You can follow us on the various social media sites below for the latest videos, photos and news updates.






We look forward to interacting with you.
Mother's In Touch International (MITI)
MITI meets to pray for the children and their schools on the first Sabbath afternoon of each month at 2:00pm in the Mother’s Room. For more information, please contact Angela Smith
Help Needed! Parking Ministry
The Parking Ministry is looking for a few men and women who can dedicate one Sabbath a month to serve the church. If interested, please
contact Mozart Porcena or Michael Adden
MERGE: Young Adult Ministry
Young Adults are experiencing faith, friendship, and service.

Plantation’s Young Adult Ministry meets Saturdays at 10:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall.

For questions or more information email us at


call Lee

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Important Tax Announcement
Please make sure you legibly print your first and last names and address (including apartment number) on the tithe envelope every time you turn one in to keep our records current.

We have several families with the same last name, so if you want to have an accurate tithe report at the end of the year, please be specific regarding your name and address.

If we can't read your name or you don't give us an address, unfortunately, we can't provide you with a tax receipt.
Interested in Bible Study?
If you or someone you know would like to know God better and study for baptism, please contact Alex Graham.

Also, please come to the Baptismal Study Group at 10:40 on Sabbath morning and say hello!
Hope Ministry Needs You!
The Hope (Helping Oppressed People Everyday) Ministry makes life changing impacts in the lives of those without housing or shelter, the battered and abused and those in need of food.

But to continue to make this impact, we need

Monetary donations
Goods such toothbrushes, tooth-paste, and soap.

Please contact Jesse Guillaime at

and visit

to learn more about this ministry
Sick and Shut-ins
Enid Cawley

Paul Van Putten Sr

Mary Kopp

Jeremy Gayle is home after bicycle accident. His dad is Franz Gayle, father

Marvel Jones

Kishore Dalton – Has diabetes. His mom is Halima Jumarally

• Prayers for the family of Hubert Morant, whose brother Floyd recently passed away.
Plantation Pathfinder and Adventurer Clubs
Upcoming Calendar

May 26-May 29 Red Zone


Pathfinders: Peta Ann Anderson

Adventurers: Dawn Williams
Religious Liberty: Legal Problems on the job or at school?
Is your employer threatening to fire you if you don't work on Sabbath?
Is your employer refusing to give you Sabbath off?
Is your school requiring you to take a test on Sabbath?

If so, we can help! please email

to understand your legal options and/or get some help.

Please don’t quit your job before talking with us.
Looking for a job?
Are you looking for a job or considering switching jobs?

Does your business need employees?

If so, contact Jonathan Williams at

Brother's Keeper's Jobs is a jobs registry that helps match those in need of employement with those looking to employ workers.
Baby Dedication
Upcoming Calendar:

June 17, 2017


For information regarding our next baby dedication, please contact Joie at the church office, 954-473- 4991.

We're Building a Social Media Team
Are you knowledgeable in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube?

Do you enjoy interacting with people?

If so, please contact

We want to ensure that our live stream viewers feel welcomed and part of the family. We need team members who are able to:

Answer questions from our viewers
Pray with viewers
Report audio/video issues that viewers are experiencing to the media team
Joining the Plantation Family
Interested in joining our Church family?

Please fill out a membership application/transfer form, located in the literature rack in the church foyer. Then place it in the Church Clerk’s mailbox located in the Ministries Office.

Contact our Church Clerk, Melissa Mangual at

or the church office at


for more information and the status of your transfer request. The average time for transfers to take place is:

Domestic – 3 months;

International – 4 to 5 months.
Children’s Baptismal Classes
The class meets from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the prayer room . All children ages 8-12 who are interested in being baptized are welcome to attend.

Contact Marina Westerdahl to get more information.
Volunteers Needed
• Hope Ministry
• Usher Ministry
• Deacon and Deaconess Ministries
• Worship Coordinators
• Children’s Sabbath School
• Pathfinders
• Parking Ministry
• People willing to do the welcome
• Children’s Story
• Offering Call
• Maintenance workers
• Family Life Ministry leader
• Visual Arts Media
• Media Ministry
• Social Media Ministry

Please contact the church office

954-473- 4991

if you are interested in helping with any of these positions.
Family Life is Cruising
What: Family Life Ministries/Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas

When: August 31 st -September 4, 2017. Carnival conquest,

Cost: $454.50 per person (double occupancy) or Single occupancy $768.59.

Speaker: Mike Tucker (Faith for Today).

Registration: or call 404-486- 8800.
Church Office Hours
The office is open from

9:30 AM to 2:00PM Monday - Friday.

Please leave a voicemail or email message during all other hours.

Nurse on Call
If you have a medical problem during Sabbath church service please contact Canute Anderson
Requesting an announcement for the bulletin/Youversion
If you would like to have an announcement put into the Church Newsletter, it should be 50 words or less and must be emailed to by 5:00 PM on Tuesday.