Plantation SDA Church
That’s Not a Victim; That’s a Victor!
Welcome! Our speaker today is Pastor Joseph Salajan
Locations & Times
  • Plantation SDA Church
    400 NW 118th Ave, Plantation, FL 33325, USA
    Saturday 9:00 AM, Saturday 11:30 AM
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Pastor Joseph Salajan Bio
Pastor Joe was born in the little town of Crasna (Romania). Ever since he was a child, he has been fascinated by the unique connection between pastors and their special book, the Bible. When at the age of 7 he received his first little Bible from a brave pastor who was able to procure it for him in spite of the interdictions of the communist regime, he felt special and decided one day he would become a pastor.

After serving as a Pastor for 8 years in Romania, in 2013 he immigrated to the USA. He currently serves as Lead Pastor of Plantation Seventh-day Adventist Church. Along with his wonderful wife Anda and their gorgeous daughter Alessandra, he enjoys proclaiming God’s grace and ministering to his fellows.

Pastor Joe is currently enrolled in a doctoral Program (DMin in Preaching) with Andrews University. His hobbies are languages, music, and poetry.

Pastor Salajan's Sermons

All of Pastor Joe's sermons are available in the new Plantation SDA Media Centre
Sermon Theme:

Jesus did not become a victim of His enemy. He gave Himself as a sacrifice for the victims of His enemy and that's how He became a Victor!
Social Media Tags to share with friends:

#victim #enemy #sacrifice #Jesus #victor

Can A Victim Win?

History is about war: victors, vanquished and victims. We suffer from some sort of triumphalism: I have to win and brag about it…! Don’t want to be vanquished…

A victim is powerless:out-powered by the powerful. He/she never had a chance to win.

Can a victor look like a victim? Can a victim be a victor in disguise?

Revelation 5:5-6
Here we have a stop frame/motion/action and flashback effect. The storyline is put on hold and a relevant story from the past is brought in… The storyline of chapter 5 describes what happened on the day of Pentecost. Pentecost could happen because of what happened on the day of Passover. This seems to be the lowest point of victimness… but is it?
There is an Old Testament story about a ram…This ram by its horns prefigures Christ, the lamb of sacrifice. The lamb as if slain… has even horns. In the Bible horns represent power;7 means complete… Jesus had complete/divine authority! The ram’s greatest power is in the horns.Is He a Victim?! Looks like…!
When Jesus was laid in the grave, Satan triumphed. For a moment, he believed he won the victory! He believed he out-powered his powerless victim… On the screen of his sick imagination he wrote: Game over! Then, after 3 days he woke up: his “victim” was rising from the grave… Jesus Christ trampled death and the victim became a victor!
There are three consecutive Psalms that create a remarkable picture: 22, 23 and 24.

In Psalm 22:1, Jesus cries, "My God! My God! Why have you forsaken me?
In Psalm 23:4, He says: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me…
But then something extraordinary is happening in Psalm 24: Christ’s returning to heaven after the crossto validate his victory (see last chapter in by E. White).
There are three consecutive psalms that create a remarkable picture: 22, 23 and 24. In
Psalm 22:1, Jesus cries, "My God! My God! Why have you forsaken me? In Psalm 23:4, He
says: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You
are with me… But then something extraordinary is happening in Psalm 24: Christ’s returning to
heaven after the cross to validate his victory (see last chapter in Desire of Ages, by E. White).
Jesus Christ, the Victor, marches followed by a host of "According to Matthew 27, at Jesus resurrection many saints were resurrected. They are the trophies: the proof that He has vanquished death, not only for Himself, but also for those who believe in Him. In Him, the victims have become victors…
An angelic army also surrounds him. Remember Revelation 4? Jesus Christ is absent; He is on earth to obtain victory through sacrifice… The angelic hosts aren’t there either; they were sent down to escort Jesus Christ the Victor back to his Father's house… to the throne.
The angels and the redeemed sing praises and acclaim the Victor!
The sentinel angels, who are beyond the gates, ask: Who is this King of glory? It is not that they don’t know who the King is, but it is their joy to hear the answer: The Lord strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle (v. 8). The same scenario is repeated: Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in (v. 9).Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory (v. 10).
The gates of the city of God open wide… Those around the throne are ready to welcome the king and eager to celebrate his victory! But Jesus with his hand stops them. Not yet! He walks up to His Father. He shows him his wounded head, his pierced side, his bruised feet; He lifts up His hands that bear the print of nails (as if slain)... Then He points to the tokens of His victory, the trophies (the first fruits of the wave sheaf), those resurrected with him that represent the great multitude that will come out of the tomb at Jesus Christ’s second coming.
Then Jesus says: My Father, " So there, in the presence of the representatives of the un-fallen worlds, the Father declares that Satan is vanquished. Christ’s toiling and struggling ones on earth are accepted in the Beloved. Where He is. His church will also be! And in that moment the Father does something touching: He puts his arms around His Son and hugs Him! That’s when Jesus takes the scroll…
The 4 living creatures and the 24 elders fall down before the Lamb and burst forth with joy: 9You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us (men) to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,10And have made us (them) kings and priests to our God; And we (they) shall reign on the earth.
Then the angels join in…12And finally every creature... the entire universe sings:13


This section contains the traditional bulletin, including:

• The Ministry of Giving
• Service Order and Participants
• Songs in today's service
• Sunrise/Sunset times

Give Online to Plantation SDA Church

Did you know you can donate tithes and offerings to Plantation SDA church online? Just click on the link below and fill out the form. Your contribution can help us help those in need and also spread the gospel.Thank you!
Ministry of Giving
Offering Last Week: $4,545.95
Offering Month to Date: $17,084.12
2017 Offering Surplus (Deficit): $(5,031.48)
Service Order and Participants
Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Welcome & Announcements: Fabienne Desir

Children’s Story: Anthonio Anderson

Pastor's Corner: Pastor Joseph Salajan

Ministry in Action: Praise & Worship

Offering Call: Michael Adden

Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Intercessory Prayer: Joanna Rieder

Sermon: Pastor Joseph Salajan

Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Dedication in Song: Congregation

Benediction: Pastor Joseph Salajan

Afterglow: Praise Team & Congregation

Micheala Anderson

Visual Arts/ProPresenter
Bryanna Callwood

Donavan Lovelace

Acoustic Guitar
Reyna Torrez

Bass Guitar
Michael Davis

Michael Acevedo

Levar Higgs

Praise Leaders
Ahkeem Darden
Subrina Callwood

Wydnyr Richardson

Ashley Gordon
Olivia Smith

Dane Hurst
Jennifer Cheddar

Sunset Information
Today: 7:38 PM
Next Friday:7:41 PM
Praise and Worship Songs
Songs In Today's Service

• At The Cross
• The Wonderful Cross
• I Need You God
• What A Beautiful Name
• Worth
• Christ the Lord is risen today
• We Believe
• I Need You God

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• Prayer Ministry Update
• Calendar of Events
• Social Media Links for Plantation SDA Church
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Upcoming Events

March 31 – Easter Cantata Event 6:00pm

Apr 2-6 – SAS Week of Prayer

Apr 6 – No School

Apr 8 – Elder’s Meeting

Apr 8 – Mission Council Meeting

Apr 8 – Discipleship Meeting

Apr 8 – Admin Advisory Meeting

Apr 10 – Church Board Meeting

April 14 – SAS Spring Program

Apr 14 – Adventurer Kid’s Night Out

Apr 17 – SAS Board Meeting

Apr 21 – Prayer Ministry Sabbath

Apr 21 – Baptisms

Apr 29 – Women’s Ministry Fashion Show

Apr 30-May 4 – SAS Year End Testing
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 6 PM in the the Youth room as we continue our study of Genesis. No Study this week to the Cantata.

Next week, we will be starting at Genesis 35:16. 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.
Women's Prayer Session
The women hold a prayer session the Second Sabbath of each month, immediately after second service in the Prayer Room
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.
Own a Business? Let Everyone Know About It
We're assembling a directory of businesses owned and run by our church members so when other members need a good or service, they know who to contact.

If you own or run your own business, please let other church members know what goods and/or services you provide. Email with these details:

Business Name:

Phone #(s):

Service(s) provided:

Hours of Operation:

Address (if available):

Email (if available):

Web site (if available):

Social Media links (if available):

Fax # (if available)

Logo (if available)
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 Nikita Marseille

You can also download Celly app:

and look us up

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

Elaine Stephenson – please pray for a speedy recovery after knee surgery.

Lilett Cunningham (Vida’s Mother)
Plantation Pathfinder and Adventurer Clubs
Upcoming Calendar

March 30- April 1 – Everglades Trip

April 7 – Staff Meeting

April 8 – Club Meeting/Drum Practice

April 12 – Drum Practice

April 15 – Drum Practice Only!


Pathfinders: Peta Ann Anderson

Adventurers: Dawn Williams

Email address:
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:

May 19, 2018


For information regarding our next baby dedication, please contact Joie at the church office:


Florida Conference jobs
There are several positions available at the Florida Conference Office. Check out

to see if you meet the job requirements for the open positions.
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
Youth Sports Ministry
We just launched a new ministry. The Youth Sports Ministry

Week 2 – April 8
Week 3 – April 22
Week 4 – May 6

Championship Game – June 3

Contact Darren Smith for more information 702-917- 8004
Adventist Book Center Express Delivery
The ABC in Miami Springs closed effective December 3, 2017. Call 407-644-4255 or email to place your order for the next time they deliver.

The ABC Delivery Van will be at Sunrise SDA Church, 6800 W Oakland Park Blvd, Lauderhill, 33313 on Sunday, April 15 from 5:00pm to 5:30pm. Orders need to be called in (407-644- 4255) before noon Thursday, April 12.

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 Alex Graham 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


if you are interested in helping with any of these positions.
Children's Ministry
Children’s Baptismal Classes have resumed - 10:30-11:30 AM in the Prayer Room. All children ages 8-12 who are interested in being baptized are welcome to attend.

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.

Phone: 954-473-4991
Children's Choir
Children’s Choir rehearsals have been temporarily suspended.
Deacon of the Day
Anthonio Anderson
Nurse on Call
If you have a medical problem during Sabbath church service please contact Peta Anderson, RN
Health Nugget:
The best way to prevent getting the flu is by proper hand-washing. Clean hands save lives, so please wash…wash…wash your hands.
Planned Giving
From the Development and Planned Giving Department:

Have you created an estate and legacy plan for you and your family’s future? Creating it is easy and free for members of the Florida Conference through the Florida Conference Association Development and Planned Giving Department.

Phone: 407-644- 5000, ext. 2241
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.