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The Art of Music Obi Ossai Joshua
Being a caregiver of Children in Texas
Pst. Joyce Sanni
Woman, Take Care Of Yourself
50 YEARS OF GOD'S FAITHFULNESS
Dr. Celina Olalowo
Prosperity For Posterity: Who Is Your Father?
Only Believe Omotayo Inukun
Nothing More We Can Do
Dr. Bode Olalowo
Pst Koye Sanni
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Co-Pastor Joyce Sanni Chief Advisor
Prosperity for Posterity
Pastor Adekoye Sanni
Complete in Christ
Pastor Joyce Sanni
Pastor Adekoye Sanni
Nothing More We Can Do
Pastor Adekoye Sanni
Dr. Bode Olalowo
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Being a Care Giver of Children in Texas
What Success is Not: Redefining Success
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Dr. Bode Olalowo
The Art of Music
Brief Synopsis of Rccg Kingdom Embassy
Obi Ossai Joshua
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Woman, take care Of yourself Dr. Celina Olalowo
W E L C O M E A D D R E S S Welcome to the second edition of our Maximized Magazine. It has been an exciting opportunity for all of us to provide you with quality information that feeds the body, soul and spirit. Our editorial team continues to work conscientiously to maintain and improve the quality of information and quality of production and we are glad to put in your hands this second edition. I trust you will be blessed as you read. I am conﬁdent that the plan and purpose of God for everything and everyone He created is to fully maximize their God-given potential. We see th is clea rly in na ture: mountains/rocks are formed with ease; the Grand Canyons are the works of God and were not carved by man; plants grow effortlessly; some produce seeds and barring inclement weather conditions and/or human interference, the seed falls to the ground and between the both of them they know what to do to fully express the genetic codes embedded in the seed. T he year 2018 is our Year of Completion and it is my prayer that everything in you that has not yet given full expression to its God-given
potential will come forth now in Jesus name. Col. 2:10 So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority. This scripture tells us that for our completion to occur we must be united with Christ, he must be our LORD and Savior. As grass is not struggling to grow and the seed of corn in the earth is not struggling and wondering what to do, our union with Christ will set off a chain reaction that will bring about the completion of every loose end and incomplete project in our lives. The month of July is the 7th month of the year and seven is God's number of perfection. There are 7 days in a week, the 7th is the Sabbath – the day of rest. The 7th year is the Sabbath year – when the land must be given a rest. On the 7th day of creation God rested after He completed the work of creation. This WordFest will mark the completion of the work of Christ in your life when you begin to see the manifestation of this work in Jesus' name! After 7 consecutive Sabbath years the bible says it shall be a year of
release. By extension this 7th month, I pray, will be your month of release from all entanglements and release of supernatural grace and blessings. All the blessings jammed up in heavenly places shall be released and you will enjoy God's fullness in every area of your life in Jesus' name! To be complete means to be matured, perfected. I, therefore, prophecy to you as you read this magazine that as you become united with Christ – in your thoughts, decisions, marriage, family life, career, business life, and ﬁnances – God will perfect all that concerns you and you will come into the fullness of the measure of the stature of Christ in Jesus' name! Happy reading and be blessed and thank you for your time. Adekoye Sanni, Snr. Pastor
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Posterity Who is your Father?
1 C o r. 4 : 1 5 - F o r though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Prov. 11:14 - Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of
counselors there is safety. There are many avenues by which God intends for us to maximize our potential and fulﬁll our destiny while we are here on planet earth. One of those avenues is relationships. God never intended for us to do life alone – human beings are created for
help them develop in their work. Mentoring relationships begin in the family – God commanded fathers to teach their children God's words. Psalms 78:5-6 - For He (Sis Omowunmi Olajide) established a testimony relationships and these in Jacob, And appointed relationships come in a law in Israel, Which He diverse ways and we will commanded our fathers, discuss one of such That they should make within the few lines of this them known to their article – Mentoring children; 6 That the Relationship. generation to come might What is mentoring? According to Cambridge know them, The children Dictionary, Mentoring is who would be born, That the activity of supporting t h e y m a y a r i s e a n d and advising someone declare them to their with less experience to children MAXIMIZEd MAGAZINE
within the line of discipleship – someone who is able to work beside you, se ng an example of how to live as a Chris an in this fallen world. There are other areas of our lives where a mentoring rela onship can be very helpful: · Career or Professional Mentoring: This type of mentoring is a powerful career development tool that can help anyone achieve their career goals and aspira ons. These can be short-term – as you think about where you want to be in 1 year to 5 years' me, look for someone in that posi on and work with them to help navigate your way through your current tasks, challenges or the best cer ﬁca ons to pursue in order to posi on yourself for the next level. O r i t co u l d b e l o n g - te r m – someone who knows the industry in which you are and can help with big decisions like switching jobs or exploring other areas within the industry or beyond. We see biblical examples of such with M o s e s /J o s h u a ; E l i / S a m u e l ; Elijah/Elisha; Paul/Timothy etc. · Marriage Mentoring: This is usually a married couple rela onship with an older married couple who are able to oﬀer encouragement and support by sharing their life experiences while being a biblical model of grace, forgiveness and hope. Why do I need a mentoring rela onship? · Proverbs 11:14 sums it up for us pre y simply – in the mul tude of counselors there is safety. ·
through the steps you are going through now or the struggles you are facing and have come out with wealth of experiences to share – where they have failed, they are able to stare you away from the same pi alls; where they have recorded successes, they are able to help you reproduce same successes under their guidance. As Warren Buﬀet is popularly quoted to say: “When people tell me they've learned from experience, I tell them the trick is to learn from other people's experience” Mentoring rela onships give you the pla orm to learn from other people's experience. Mentors are encouragers – not everyone can always encourage themselves as we read of David – who the bible recorded “… and David encouraged himself in the Lord”. We some mes need other people to pat us in the back and encourage us as we go in our journey to fulﬁlling des ny or any set goals Mentors can provide accountability – Few people hold themselves accountable to the goals or resolu ons they set for improving their worklife or love-life but partnering with someone in mentoring rela onship promotes accountability and thereby helps propel one towards achieving their goals
There is no problem that is unique to an individual – as the preacher puts it, no new things under the · Mentors equally beneﬁt from heavens: this rela onship – as a mentor, Eccl. 1:9-10 GNT - What has you are able to remind yourself happened before will happen of the lessons you have once again. What has been done learned. Mentoring before will be done again. There rela onship also provides the is nothing new in the whole pla orm on which the mentor world. 10 “Look,” they say, “here is able to grow and expand is something new!” But no, it has his/her leadership capacity. all happened before, long before we were born. How do I Choose a Mentor? There are people who have gone · Iden fy your need: Where do
you need counsel or guidance in your life? Prayerfully seek out someone that is already doing what you are looking to do successfully. I will say this might be the most me-consuming por on of these steps as it requires studying the person to understand they have similar background, skills and strengths as you do. You may now proceed to ask for an ini al mee ng – an informal se ng works well. To get the best of this ini al mee ng to make up your mind, you will need to come with ques ons on the area you intent to seek mentoring rela onship on. Review responses and determine if they will be a good match for you. In a formal mentoring rela onship, it is usually within a period of me agreed upon by both par es. So now will be a good me to ask if they will be open to mentoring you. And that m e a n s co m m i n g to re g u l a r mee ngs that both of you agreed to. However, in an informal mentoring rela onship, it is best to let if foster and grow organically over me. Commit to the rela onship – do not bail on it at the sight of a challenge. Let them hold you accountable by regularly asking for feedback.
For mentors and mentees alike, always remember that the Word of God is the most relevant source of wise counsel. Be ready to learn as a mentee, taking responsibility for the long-term results of your ac ons and be ready to seek counsel when needed. As a mentor, your most important tool is listening – func oning as a sounding board for problems and ideas for your mentee and be open to sharing your experience. Remember, mentoring is not an avenue to manipulate others to do what we want for our own gain, b u t rat h e r i t g i ve s t h e m e nte e t h e opportunity to talk to someone (mentor) who would listen and oﬀer counsel without judgement. If you have enjoyed the blessing of being mentored by someone in any area of your life, how are you making sure the next genera on beneﬁts from what you have enjoyed – are you paying it forward? Stay blessed! MAXIMIZEd MAGAZINE
Women Conference 2018:
s a woman, I am completely complete as a wife and I am completely complete as a child of God. What or who makes me or anyone completely complete is C - H - R - I - S - T. A c c o r d i n g t o Colossians 2:10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:We are complete in Christ because Christ is the giver of life – The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly (John 10:10). The abundance in Christ gives us life and He crowns our life with goodness. Completely complete is the theme of Relevant Women's Conference 2018 because it is imperative that every woman understands that she is complete and that she is not a second-class citizen. The Bible says we all are children of God (Romans 8:16-17) because we are heirs of God and of Christ Jesus. There are no second-class citizens in Christ. We are equal human beings in Christ. Who we are in the Spirit is what determines who we are in the natural and not the other way around. It is important for every woman – single or married; a career woman or a business tycoon – to know that she is truly complete in Christ and no one should ever make any woman feel anything less. We need no one to be complete
except Christ and once we have the realization that we are complete in Christ, then we become knowledgeable.The sooner we realize that we are complete in Christ, and not in anyone else, the sooner we have that truth that we are free. The Bible says whosoever the Son of Man set free is free indeed (John 8:36) and the freedom starts in the mind. Paul says that we should not be confor med but we should be renewed in our mind (Romans 12:2) and a woman must be renewed in her mind to understand that Christ is her completion. If she is complete in Him, who is head of all principalities and power (Ephesians 1:20 – 21), it means that she is head over all principalities and power. T h i s y e a r ' s Re l e va n t Wo m e n Conference is going to be epic and so do not miss it. By the inspiration of God, here is a highlight of what we have planned for you: Theme: Completely Complete in Christ Theme Color: Black & White Date: August 17th& 18th Friday, August 17th@ 6pm-9pm: Ladies only -Beauty, Face, Body & Feminine Hygiene -Afro Keto Diet – Cooking show -Afro Beat Move It Saturday, August 18th: 9am-12noon
o Weekend Clinic – Health Screening o B a c k t o s c h o o l immunization o Mammogram (Call the church ofﬁce if interested – (210) 767-9230) o HIV & AIDs Testing Saturday Evening o Mid-Summer Night Ball: Singles and Married (Ladies & Gentlemen) § Dress code: Black & White Dresses & Black & White Tuxedo for Men § $200 Prize for the Most Creative Dress § Crowning the new Salvation Center Most Inﬂuential Woman for 2018 · Send in your vote here: firstname.lastname@example.org Event Registration: $25 Come and let us celebrate one another as we have been made complete in Him, who is the head of all principalities and power! Co-Pastor Joyce Sanni
COMPLETE IN CHRIST
Col. 2:10 So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority. C o m p l e t e a s a n a d j e c t i ve according to the Oxford dictionary is deﬁned as having all the necessary or appropriate parts; and as a verb it means to ﬁnish making or doing. Either as an adjective or a verb, Christ's work of redemption was completed at Calvary over 2,000 years ago and everyone that accepts His sacriﬁce can therefore beneﬁt from that complete work. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are made complete in Him through our union with Him; so what exactly does that mean? When a child is born, the child is born complete, everything the child will require to live is already provided; the child may not be able to walk yet, but the complete framework is provided; the child may not display the mental capacity of a Neurosurgeon just yet but, he/she has the brain to ultimately become a Neurosurgeon; so at birth the child is born complete but still needs to mature to display those innate qualities. The same is true of every believer, at salvation everything that Christ has to offer is available to you but you need to mature to the reality and understanding of those things that have been freely given to you. The Living Bible translation of our text says Col. 2:10 so you have everything when you have Christ, and you are ﬁlled with God through your union with Christ.
He is the highest Ruler, with The word “saved”, “sozo” in authority over every other Greek and it means to “deliver power. or protect (literally or It means you have everything ﬁguratively): - heal, preserve, do when you have Christ – in well, be (make)”; be – make: Christ you have salvation, John 1:12 But to all who healing, power, favor, grace to believed Him and accepted accomplish impossible tasks, Him, He gave the right to victory etc. become children of God. I want to talk about what J o h n 1 : 1 3 T h e y a r e Victor y in reborn— C h r i s t not with a means to the physical believer b i r t h resulting The bible Your salvation is f r o m says in Rom. human NOT a journey, 10:9-13 passion or Rom. 10:9 it happens in an plan, but a I f y o u birth that i n s t a n t , b u t y o u r confess with comes your mouth m a t u r i n g f r o m that Jesus is God. Lord and is a journey If you will b e l i e ve i n confess your heart with your that God mouth raised Him a n d from the believe in your heart that Jesus dead, you will be saved. Rom. 10:10 For it is by believing came in the ﬂesh, lived, died in your heart that you are made and resurrected on the 3rd day right with God, and it is by to save a sinner like you and I, confessing with your mouth when you call upon him with that understanding then you are that you are saved. saved. Rom. 10:11 As the Scriptures tell us, "Anyone who trusts in There is an acknowledgement that you are a sinner in need of Him will never be disgraced." rescue; Matt. 1:21 And she will Rom. 10:12 Jew and Gentile are have a son, and you are to name the same in this respect. They Him Jesus, for He will save His have the same Lord, who gives people from their sins." generously to all who call on That is the Jesus' MISSION. Him. Rom. 10:13 For "Everyone who Your salvation is NOT a calls on the name of the LORD journey, it happens in an instant, but your maturing is a will be saved." journey; becoming Christ like is a journey. Instantly when you
truly surrender to Christ you are saved; the old nature is removed, and God gives you his o w n n a t u r e – REGENERATION; as you yield to your new nature you become more like Christ. So, now that you are saved, what does that mean? It simply m e a n s y o u h a ve v i c t o r y through Christ and in Christ Jesus. And as part of your emolument in Christ is victory in life: 1. V I C T O RY OV E R SATAN – Listen, if Satan could destroy you, Kill you by now you'll be destroyed and dead. He doesn't have that kind of power over you in Christ. Mat 28:18 …. All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Ps. 62:11 God has spoken plainly, and I have heard it many times: Power, O God, belongs to You; This is why knowledge is very important, there are many who are afraid and petriﬁed because of the work of the devil – Hos. 4:6 say my people perish for lack of knowledge; you must seek knowledge about your true identity in Christ Jesus, so that no one deceives or oppresses you with demonic activities. I John 3:8 … For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. It is your inheritance in Christ Jesus to triumph over every work of darkness, Satan and his cohorts. You have complete victory over Satan through your union with Jesus Christ. MAXIMIZEd MAGAZINE
Heb. 2:14 Because God's children are human beings—made of ﬂesh and blood—the Son also became ﬂesh and blood. For only as a human being could He die, and only by dying could He break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. The moment you surrendered yourself to Christ, Satan lost its grip over your life. Satan is defeated. Luke 10:18–19 18 “Yes,” he told them, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning! 19 Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. Joh 14:30 KJV……. the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me. NLT …. the ruler of this world approaches. He has no power over Me, He had no power over Christ Jesus, therefore as you dwell in Christ he has no power over you. 2. VICTORY OVER TEMPTATION - Temptation is a natural phenomenon; it is common to all – I Cor. 10:13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure. I heard about an 85 years old Professor Emeritus of Theology who was asked “at what age does a man stop been sexually tempted? He thought for a minute and said I'm not sure but certainly not at 85. Temptation is common to man. Jesus was tempted. Temptation in itself is not sin but what you do with temptation can cause you to sin. Heb. 4:15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. Matt. 4:1-11 – After 40 days and 40 nights of fasting Satan came to test him. Temptation is real, it is an enticement, inducement, it will almost always look pretty, wrapped in beauty and innocence but deep within it gall, sorrow and pain. The devil has not changed, only repackaged with new tricks and presentations. The serpent convinced Eve God is a liar; do you know that the point of every temptation is to cast aspersion on the integrity of God and his word. Gen. 3 – Satan came and told Eve to disobey God – that there was no consequence; that she will not die – that God is a liar bottom-line. When you are tempted to have premarital sex, Satan will give you justiﬁcation like, it's okay at least you're going to get married soon; what the devil is suggesting to you is, there is no consequence for sin and God is a liar. 1 Cor. 6:9, 10 9 Don't you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, 10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. There is always the very real temptation to take short cut in life some kind of Ponzi schemes, get-rich-quick, school, marriage, business – while selling your soul to the devil but don't take that bait. I want to encourage you that you can resist the devil and he will ﬂee from you; some have thrown in the towel and given up, I want to tell you that you are better than the life you're living right now and God has a greater and better purpose for your life. Stand tall, and stand strong by the power of Christ at work in you.
Mat 26:41 Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!" You have victory over temptation and you can say no to the devil and honor God with your life. 3. VICTORY OVER SIN – Jesus has saved you and I from sin Matt. 1:21 And she will have a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins." Rom. 6:14 Sin is no longer your master (sin shall not have dominion over you KJV), for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God's grace. Someone is asking, how come I still sin? That's a very good question a. You haven't completely died to self – You are NOT fully yielding to the nature of God in you; you still have a reputation, you want to live like the 'Jones', you want to belong in the crowd of your old life. Jesus made himself of no reputation (Phil. 2:7), so it didn't matter what was done or said to him, though he was God, he took for the sake of you and me so he could purchase our salvation through his blood. John 5:30 I can do nothing on my own. I judge as God tells me. Therefore, my judgment is just, because I carry out the will of the one who sent me, not my own will. Jesus was completely yielded and surrendered to the father; “I can do nothing on my own” is NOT a statement about his ability rather a statement of his yieldedness. b. Since sin does not have dominion over you, you must have willingly given yourself to sin, you say hold up, what does that mean? 1Sam 13:12 So I said, 'The Philistines are ready to march against us at Gilgal, and I haven't even asked for the LORD's help!' So, I felt compelled (forced myself - KJV) to offer the burnt offering myself before you came." You don't have to do it anymore, you don't have to go living with that man or woman with whom you are not married; you don't have to go on living a lie because of money etc. (Rom. 8:13). Col. 2:11 When you came to Christ, you were “circumcised,” but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision—the cutting away of your sinful nature. The sin nature has been cut away at salvation; the factory producing sin in you is gone, therefore Gal. 5:16 So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won't be doing what your sinful nature craves. In Christ you have overwhelming victories Rom 8:37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. Despite everything life may throw at you, you have overwhelming victory, go forward and triumph in Jesus name, YOU ARE COMPLETE IN HIM.
“Despite everything life may throw at you, you have overwhelming victory”
“Only Forgo en Son”
r. Walter L. Wilson tells the story of a woman who had attended one of his meetings and waited after the service for spiritual help. When he asked her if she could quote any part of the Scripture, she said that she had once learned John 3:16 in Sunday School. He then asked her to quote it. She recited: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only forgotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Noticing that she had said “forgotten” for “begotten,” he said, “Do you know why God forgot his Son?” She said, “No, I don't.” And Dr. Wilson said: “It was because he wanted to remember you.” Then Dr. Wilson led her to a knowledge of Christ as Savior. —Minister's Research Service How many of you remember the ﬁrst time you fell in love? It is one of the very special things about life. Our scripture for the month of February this year is taken from 1John 4:18 Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. (KJV) There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made
perfect in love. When reading and/or studying the scripture there are a few things you must pay attention to such as the words of Jesus' emphasis – verily, verily I say unto you (KJV) John 3:5, 11; 5:19, 24, 25… Another thing to note when reading is repetition, in the text Perfect Love is repeated in a single verse and in two sentences. The phrase is pretty much screaming at you to pay attention. In English language when you hear the word Perfect, you think “ﬂawless and immaculate”, the Greeks had a different deﬁnition for the word; the Greek word is teleios derived from telos (the end, the limit, the fulﬁlment), and it means complete or mature – Perfect Love – Complete Love or Mature Love, Love that is come of age. In the chromosomes the end of the chromosome is called telomere – telos – the end, meres – part. God is not trying to love us, he loves us because His very nature is love 1John 4:8 But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. God's love is perfect, it is complete and it is not lacking in any substance; it is wholesome. a. Perfect Love Expels fear – Perfect love frees you; you have no fear. Jesus on the cross was not afraid of death; his love was complete, mature, and perfect; instead he was praying for those
inﬂicting pain on him.He avenged yourself and have no revenge when your love is immature; the wages of sin is death but instead God gave his only begotten to die for us and was not afraid that we may reject/scoff at such great gift. Apostle Paul in prison was witnessing to his captors, he was not afraid of death Phil. 1:21 'For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. 'He was full of God's love and therefore Perfect Love triumphs over inward distress of fear - When you lack love, you will live in fear. You can't be close to people because if they get too close, they may start talking. Jesus made himself of no reputation – Phil. 2:7. Fear hath torment - Fear distresses a man, ﬁlls him with anguish, and makes him restless and uneasy. It keeps him in servitude – through the fear of men, of the devil, death, judgment, and hell – all his lifetime, or for as long as this fear lasts, he remains subject to bondage: for "fear has punishment", according to the Vulgate Latin version; it is a punishment in itself to a man; and it being criminal deserves punishment, and is punishable; (see Rev. 21:8) 5 Attributes of God's Perfect Love 1. God's love is relentless – Adam and Eve sinned, God did not give up on them – the ﬁrst thing God did, after MAXIMIZEd MAGAZINE 9 9 MAXIMIZE MAGAZINE
rebuking them, He covers their nakedness and made the ﬁrst sacriﬁce for the remission of their sin – Gen. 3:21 'And the LORD God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife.' David and Bathsheba – 2 Sam. 11-12 Saul of Tarsus – Acts of the Apostles 8, 9 Peter – denied Jesus 3x John 18:15-18; 25-27. Message from Jesus through the angels - Mark 16:7 'Now go and tell His disciples, including Peter, that Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see Him there, just as He told you before He died.' 2. God's love is everlasting; it lasts forever; even if you stopped loving God he still loves you; remember he ﬁrst loved us and that is why we are able to love him in return.
lot of Christians have met with frustrations in the heavenward-journey. Partly, they put in a huge effort to please God, but often found themselves falling short. Failing several times to keep up with God's standard, many have concluded it is impossible for any Christian to be perfect or to be holy. This has led many also to another erroneous conclusion that heaven helps those who help themselves. Really? Is it God's intention to frustrate His people? Far
3. God's love is sacriﬁcial – John 3:16 "For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. Rom. 8:32 Since He did not spare even His own Son but gave Him up for us all, won't He also give us everything else? 1John 4:10 This is r eal love—not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacriﬁce to take away our sins. 4. God's love is in spite of … Rom. 5:8 'But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.' He loves homosexuals, murderers, prostitutes, terrorists – For God loved the world so much … 1Tim. 2:4 'Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto
the knowledge of the truth.' (Jesus is the truth). 5. God's love is just - Heb. 12:6 'For the LORD disciplines those He loves, and He punishes each one He accepts as His child.' The great and passionate love God has for me is not an excuse to sin or live recklessly. Col. 3:24 'Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.' Col. 3:25 'But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites. God loves you so much, he gave his only begotten son for you but there are consequences for my actions even in Christ Heb. 10:26 'Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacriﬁce that will cover these sins.'
Nothing More We Can Do
How come then many are still languishing in sins? The faith to believe that His blood can save you is (DR. BODE OLALOWO) the key. As many as received him, He gave power to become the sons of God, as many as from it, on the contrary, He made believed on His name. John 1:12 – Is that it so simple that many professing your testimony today? Christians even ﬁnd it difﬁcult to believe or accept. All things needed to live godly life has been provided. 2 Pet. 1:3 'According as Jesus saved us by His blood. Heb. his divine power hath given unto us all things 9:22 '… and without shedding of blood that pertain unto life and godliness, through is no remission.' The provision for the knowledge of him that hath called us to the whole world to be saved has glory and virtue'. Beyond a shadow of a been made available in Christ. doubt, every Christian needs to be
familiar with this scripture. 1 Tim 6: 17 NIV '…to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment' What a love of the Father! Everything you need has been provided for. Wow! 2 Cor. 5 20: 'Now then we are ambassadors for Christ…' An envoy of a country does not select himself to represent his nation. But he is chosen. Similarly, in His love for me, He chose me to be His ambassador here on earth. John 15:16 'but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain…' Therefore it falls on me as a Christian to promote the agenda and the activities of the heavenly country I represent here on earth. Eph. 6:20 '…I am an ambassador... may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. Without realizing its status, an eagle can behave like a chicken and a young lion can be harassed by a mere dog. This is a true picture of how many Christians live their lives today. Many of us don't
comport ourselves as the children of the Most High King. Many portray themselves like any other mere person on the street. Realization that you are a prince of the King of kings should make you step up into your royalty position. I must arise and occupy the ofﬁce of royal priesthood that Christ has put me in. 1 Pet. 2: 9 'But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light'. All the efforts of good people in t h e w h o l e w i d e wo r l d a r e comparable to ﬁlthy rags before Him. He input His righteousness on me. 2 Cor. 5:21 'For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.' Therefore, I can boldly say that I am righteous. All because of Him.
rebuked the disciples. I have known many people who actively pursued the kingdom of God in our contemporary time and God has met all their needs all the way. You can join the wagon of these people. I doubt if any born again Christian has never missed it at one time or the other since conversion. Despite that, God has not disowned you. Why? We have an Advocate with the Father. 1 John 2:1 NIV '…But if anybody does sin, w e ha ve an ad vocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.' This is mercy at work. Ps. 23:3 'He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
What more can I say, Jesus did it all. He took your pain and sorrow, the curse that is being passed from your generations past, He nailed everything to the cross at His It completely blew my mind, how a cruciﬁxion. Then He declared 'It is mere I was picked by God and ﬁnished.' John 19:30. made to share in the eternal inheritance with sinless Jesus, this You see, dear friend, the song is unfathomable. I'm made a joint writer is right when he wrote: heir with Him Rom. 8:17 'if 'There is nothing more that we can children, then heirs; heirs of God, and do, Jesus did it all'. So, we are joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we complete in him. What then is suffer with him, that we may be also yo u r r e s p o n s i b i l i t y a s H i s gloriﬁed together'. This spells the follower? Only believe in Him. Of future of any true born again child a truth, I can boldly say that I am of God. complete in Him. When I candidly follow Him, all the things that people of the world are running after will be delivered to me just like that. Matt 6:33. In t h e wo r l d o f t o d a y, m a n y Christians are caught in the web of pursuing the materials things of this world just as the unbelievers. For this same reason, Jesus
CAREGIVER GIIV GI VE ER R CHILDREN TEXAS OF OF
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2. Taking car e of other people's children on a regular basis without a childcare license: If you want to take care of children in your home on a regular basis – which the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services deﬁnes as at least four hours per day for three or more days per week for more than nine back-to-back weeks and you can only care for one to three unrelated children. Listed family childcare providers go through background checks and
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have to be at least 18 years old. No minimum standards or training requirements have to be met. The home is not inspected unless an allegation of neglect or abuse is made or if it is thought that the care should be provided under registered-home rules. 3. Adoption: You can pursue adoption via a multiple of sources. A common option is to provide foster care for the child and then pursue adoption through the State of Texas. The ﬁrst challenge with this option is that you are not always given the child of your choosing. Foster care is set up to provide basic care for children in need of a home and adequate parenting. Also, not all foster child are adoptable. Some need housing for a brief period of time and then they can be returned to their primary caregivers. The ﬁrst advantage of foster care is the opportunity to get to know the child you are taking care of. To foster/adopt a child through the MAXIMIZEd MAGAZINE
State, there are some basic requirements. Please check dfps.state.tx.us for more information. 4. Discipline: There are many schools of thought on how you should discipline your child. The bible, I believe is the best resource. However, to facilitate living in peace with all people, I think it is wise to acknowledge the laws of the land. For example, in the state of Texas, it is not abuse to spank a child but there are stipulations as to how and when you spank a child. Spanking has to be a reasonable act for the purpose of discipline, an act that does not leave a mark that is. Avoid use of a weapon/instrument (anything other than your hand) and does not cause substantial harm. Keep in mind, that a child who is constantly disciplined via physical discipline and threats will come to believe that is the primary way (if not the only way) a child should be disciplined. To avoid this mental lesson on your soon-to-be grown up child, consider a variety of disciplinary techniques. Here are a few – counting, time-out, loss of privileges, parenting with love and logic, experiential review of guidelines (such as reading about stealing in the bible, writing a paragraph on what was learned and applications and an opportunity to practice the new lesson). What is level of intensity with which we discipline? Have we considered the temperament of the child? Can our attitude be altered to accommodate all of the child's needs – emotional, spiritual and physical? Remember parents, God's way is very clear: Prov. 22:6 'Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is older, he will not forget it; confess your sins and forsake them (cf. Prov. 28:13), do not keep record of wrongs, forgive others as I have forgiven you. 5. Special Education – This is a sensitive topic for most of us. Keep this in mind, special education at its best is set up to provide the opportunities for a child with developmental/academic/behavioral challenges to thrive in school. With that said, it is important to pray, pray, and consult with trusted professionals regarding your concerns with your child. It is not every manifestation of an issue that requires medication. There is no easy ﬁx for developmental issues – It requires a willingness to read on the material, obtain as much feedback as possible, and consider all factors possible.
What Success is not – Redefining Success!
ow do you deﬁne success? Do you really know why you were created the way you are? Let me tell you a story about how I redeﬁned success in 2012. On my g r a d u a t i o n d ay a t t h e I n t e r n a t i o n a l C o l l e g e, Robert Gordon University in Scotland, I got applauded and received the College Director's handshake as the A c a d e m i c Ye a r B e s t Student. I also received a Certiﬁcate of Recognition for the initiation of the student and staff task force and general contribution to the student experience at the college. Two months later, I traveled to Nigeria to see my parents in Ilesha, Osun state. They celebrated with me after telling them how I committed to my studies and got distinctions in all business and management courses. After dinner, I was seated with my father when he asked me, “What was your highest score?” I replied, “89%”. He smiled and said, “You did really good but you would have worked towards the 90s because it's possible and I know that you are intelligent enough to achieve that.” I was shocked to hear that from him because I knew that I had the highest scores. His words made me think deep that evening. My eyes were opened and I reﬁned personal success. Like I was,
(Bro Wale Adekanla) most people deﬁne success by comparing their high level of achievements with others. I believed I was the most successful in the class because of what I scored in comparison to what others scored, not what I should or could have scored. I discovered that indeed, my success in life is not measured by comparing myself with others. This is why most people, organizations, and nations don't attain their tr ue potentials because they measure their achievements by comparing themselves with others. Let's look at what success is not. Success is not: · comparing your results against other people's results · competing with other people · having the highest number of accolades. · having the biggest and most expensive house. · driving the most beautiful car · having many friends So, how can we measure personal, organizational or even national success? This is simple, it is measured by comparing your present achievement with what you should or could have done. Therefore, to become a successful innovator, you have to know and complete MAXIMIZEd MAGAZINE
Success is the completion and the fulﬁllment of your purpose or why you were born. No one has the capacity or technology to measure your level of success except you and God. We all have to start and ﬁnish like Jesus Christ and Apostle Paul. In John 17:4, Jesus said, “I have brought you glory on earth by ﬁnishing the work you gave me to do.” Also, in 2Timothy 4:7, Paul said, “I have fought the good ﬁght, I have ﬁnished the race, I have kept the faith.” Starting and ﬁnishing what you were sent to do on earth planet is the success. You become successful when you discover and release everything that is trapped inside of you to transform the
world. Therefore, success is discovering your life purpose and fulﬁlling it. Everyone has the potential to achieve success. The s u c c e s s o f e ve r y h u m a n i s dependent on the ability to capture the hidden potential on the inside. I encourage you to discover your purpose and fulﬁll it.
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ord who hath believed our report? And to whom is the hand of the Lord revealed? – Isaiah 53:1.
The Prophet Isaiah spoke these immortal words before going on to uncover timeless redemptive truths about Christ's atoning work on the cross. He spoke of believing a report that ultimately causes God's supernatural power to manifest. The only condition he elucidates is to believe the report hence this supernatural manifestation of God's power is conditioned purely and solely on the platform of Faith. Therefore, there is a report from God that God sends to us as His word, so the word of God is the report of God but this word has to be believed for the inherent and unequalled power that the word carries to be released. God's obsession is to be believed and one of the greatest honor we can give to God is to believe Him. I honestly did not appreciate the effect believing or not believing in a person can have until a few years ago when my younger son began to struggle academically. In order to ﬁnd out what was going on, I decided to schedule a meeting with his class teacher and I was surprised to discover she didn't believe in my son's ability and she went on to paint a picture of him to that I knew wasn't a true reﬂection of ability and potential. Every effort I made to change her perspective was unsuccessful and I gave up trying. I requested a new teacher for him and within the space of a few months he not only caught up with his classmates but he actually became one of the leaders in his class and won prizes at the end of the school term. When we believe in people, we simply unlock the abilities, gifts, talents and potentials in them and when we do not believe in people the converse happens. Faith will always precede ability. In the book of Mark
6:1-6, Jesus came to the place where He was raised and they were offended by Him. They could not receive from Him because whilst they were comfortable with Him as the Carpenter's son they simply could not see Him as the son of God sent to them. They saw only His humanity but were totally blinded to His divinity and status as God's son hence He could only perform few miracles among them as they had literally shut the switch off for the supernatural. We have to learn to see people in the light of their true purpose and identity or we will inadvertently rob ourselves of what God could use them to do in our lives. Our responsibility is to ask God to fulﬁl His word while His responsibility is to send the answers to our prayers in a time and manner that He chooses. Our discernment therefore is key as it relates to our ability to receive. Many people have unknowingly rejected their own miracles because when it showed up, it did not look like what they were expecting. We have to develop our faith so that we recognize our moments and the way God chooses to come to us even in our direst hour of need. To believe God's report in the midst of the greatest trials accords God honor and causes His supernatural hand to be manifested in our lives.
Physical activities and health
DR. BODE OLALOWO
xercise is vital in the prevention and
treatment of hypertension, diabetes
lawn and garden
mellitus, and cardiovascular disease.
work, and daily
Physical activity is bodily movement with
walking outside of
exertion of energy whereas exercise is a
exercise) was also
structured repetitive activities to improve or
maintain ones ﬁtness. Physical ﬁtness can be described as the ability
to carry out daily tasks with vigor and alertness,
the things that you
without undue fatigue, and with ample energy
can easily do if you don't have structured time
to enjoy leisure time pursuits and meet
for regular exercise. Physical activity may be measured in terms of
unforeseen emergencies. Physical inactivity is seen in one out of every ﬁve
“In order to be able to enjoy all that God intended for us we need to be ﬁt physically and of course spiritually “
mortality. These are
metabolic equivalents for task (METs), units
people in the world. Everyday people all over
used to estimate the metabolic cost (oxygen
the world spend more time sitting watching
consumption) of physical activity. One MET
television or in front of a computer or smart
equals approximate rate of oxygen
phones: negatives of technology advancement. Sedentary lifestyle is associated with a variety of
consumption of a seated adult at rest. Moderate physical activity includes activity
poor health outcomes, including increased mortality. For inactive adults (<2 hours of total daily activity), replacing one hour of sitting time
performed at an intensity of 3 to 6 METs, or the equivalent of walking briskly at approximately 3 to 5 miles per hour. Leisure
with a variety of non-exercise activities (e.g., MAXIMIZEd MAGAZINE
cycling, moderate eﬀort swimming, playing golf
dose up as your body tolerates. About 150
(walking), general cleaning at home, or lawn-
minutes per week of moderate physical
mowing also constitute moderate physical
activities in not more than 75 minutes per
activity. Vigorous physical activity includes activity
session is good for those who are not
performed at >6 METs, e.g. running, jump-
accustomed to rigorous activities. For the latter
roping, and calisthenics (e.g., push-ups, pull-
category, 75 min per week is also a good starter. How do I know I have had enough activities for
ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks). 500 to 1000 MET-
the day? If you become breathless, fatigued and
minutes per week is the necessary amount of
started sweating, then you have achieved your
physical activity to produce substantial health
goal for the day. Warning: if you have baseline heart diseases,
beneﬁts. Regular exercise reduces risk of all-cause mortality for most individuals, including men
consult with your doctor before embarking on rigorous physical activities. If you have exercise
and women, as well as
induced asthma, you also
younger and older
need to get advice from your
populations regardless of your country and socioeconomic status: whether poor or rich. Regular exercise reduces stress, anxiety, and depression, gall bladder stone formation, coronary/heart diseases,
doctor ﬁrst. Please, be informed that the
reduces risk of all-
activity should be readily
cause mortality for most individuals, including men and women.”
accessible on a regular basis, and it should ﬁt easily into the individual's daily schedule. The activity should not generate unbearable ﬁnancial or social costs.
Suggested ideas above will
bones, obesity, diabetes, etc.
be beneﬁcial to ﬁt into your
Exercise may provide
daily routine. 1Tim 4:8 8 “Physical training is good, but training
modest protection against breast, intestinal, prostate, endometrial, and pancreatic cancer. Overuse of Muscles may cause acute strains and tears, inﬂammation of various types, chronic strain, stress fractures, traumatic fractures, nerve palsies, tendonitis, and bursitis. All may occur during or as a result of physical activity. Other eﬀect of rigorous exercise as seen in athletes could include eﬀect on menstruation, amenorrhea. If you have not been regularly exercising in the past, it is advisable to start slowly and gradually
for godliness is much better, promising beneﬁts in this life and in the life to come.” In order to be able to enjoy all that God intended for us we need to be ﬁt physically and of course spiritually in order to fulﬁl God's purpose for our lives. This article is not meant to replace yours doctors' visit, it is just a suggestion to improve your overall health and to encourage you to do less sedentary life. God bless you! MAXIMIZEd MAGAZINE
n Feb. 25, 2018 the City of San Antonio was not aware of the blessing that had landed. The manifestation of the miracle began midway through the March Festival of Life service. The congregation had just enjoyed thirty minutes of an inspirational praise and worship session led by the Resurrection Voices. During offering time, the atmosphere instantly changed, both the electric guitar and the piano were providing sounds that had more soul and bodies continued to sway to the melodic tunes coming from the musicians, while others sat in amazement searching for where the inspiration behind the sound stemmed from. Those searching were left with confused faces when their eyes fell upon who some took for a small boy playing the bass. The testimony began at the Penel Christian Center in Lagos Nigeria, this is where a seed was planted that would foster a continuous love and admiration in Obi Ossai Joshua's life. In an effort to inspire musicians in the church, the church hired a professional music teacher to instruct any and all members wanting to play the bass guitar. When true dedication and personal commitment were needed to continue in the training, Ossai was one of the few remaining in the class. As time progressed the classes came to an end, but Ossai felt a void he was not ﬁnancially able to ﬁll. In an effort to maintain his training, Ossai would sweep up at the church to access the bass for personal rehearsals. It later progressed into attending the scheduled choir rehearsals and eventually the church recognized his contributions and brought him on as a paid staff.
The Art of
Music: Obi Ossai Joshua’s Story
The funds earned at this job not only covered housing but it also provided a platform for his gift to be recognized. Recognition transcended to more paid events and meant stable income to begin pursuing his heart's desire. At his parents request he enrolled in the University to study History and International Relations. Knowing that his true pleasure is only derived when surrounded by music, he simultaneously enrolled in a music school studying voices, bass guitar and acoustic guitar. Upon successful completion of both programs, he was hired as an instructor at the Tenstrings Music Institute (tenstrings.org) a music school renowned as the Country's biggest. After staying in this position for seven years he began to formulate thoughts of what's next. Though he had seen the potential in his chosen profession, when it came to convincing his ﬁancés parents, it was a tough wall to climb. His parents were aware that he was able to support MAXIMIZEd MAGAZINE
himself as a man, yet they saw the profession as a mere hobby. To Ossai this was more than a hobby, it was a respectable profession. His vision was to be accepted as an accomplished professional, studying where he would be an authority in the ﬁeld, speaking with credible knowledge rather than soufﬂé understanding. Eventually they caught the vision and since that day, he, his bride and their new son have lived beyond lack, by the grace of God. Playing the bass guitar opened many doors to Ossai in Nigeria and made way for him to rise to the coveted position of Vice President of the Bass Player Association. Ossai also had countless opportunities to travel to various African and European countries. When abroad, he played in concerts as well as taught music, advancing African gospel, African culture, and contemporary music. Ossai decided to secure visa to come to the United States. Shortly after receiving the visa, he was contacted by Toyosi Sodeinde of RCCG Salvation Center San Antonio inviting him to the church. As a spirit-led man, he prayed about the proposal. While exploring the abounding opportunities in the States, Pastor Joshua Omotosho from Dallas visiting Nigeria sought him out, offering to sponsor his aspirations. Equipped with the understanding that “if you don't take a step you'd never know what is out there,” and the support of his wife, Zeal Ozioma Obiossai, he traveled to Dallas. Once in Dallas he met another pastor whom he learned, to his surprise, was a friend of Pastor Adekoye Sanni of RCCG Salvation Center. On the day the two were able to speak, the connection was instantaneous and that evening he informed his host pastor that he'd be relocating to San Antonio, the host pastor bid Ossai farewell and released him from that ministry.
Before stepping foot into San Antonio, there were numerous ministries making enticing offers to Ossai but being a man that understand God's plan for his life and one with integrity of heart, he has remained ﬁrmly planted here at RCCG Salvation Center San Antonio. What makes him attractive beyond his skill is the simplicity of his showmanship. When he mounts the stage, it's not to wow the beholders but to represent the perfection of Christ. As Ossai stated “my desire is to be like Christ; playing the bass guitar is to play with perfection as Christ would.” Ossai not only has the heart of a teacher but he has acquired the skills and the knowledge to proﬁciently teach music. Resurrection Voices will be ﬁrst fruit partakers but the ministry that God has placed in him will not stop there, but will transcend church walls to ministering to the City of San Antonio and beyond. Ossai had various doubters who did not believe in his vision, at times when it seemed rough he continued to press on. Proverbs 8:16 says “…your gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.” His testimony thus far has proven this true. Each of us has been given talents and the word of God in Matt 25:14-30 provides a list of options to choose from when it comes to how to use your talents. Will you trust God to increase your talent by using it to His glory or will you bury your gold?
Brief Synopsis of RCCG
KINGDOM EMBASSY In line with the stated mission and vision objectives of The Redeemed Christian Church Of God to plant churches globally, this new Parish is geared towards the realization of that noble vision in all ramiﬁcations. Kingdom Embassy is driven by the passion to build the latent potential and capacity inherent in every believer in three main areas; • Spirit Life – This essentially deals with our identity as believers and t h e d i s c ove r y, development and ultimately deployment of that identity. Our passion is to equip the saints for a spirit-ﬁlled life and a life of Faith through which they can receive their inheritance as mature sons and d a u g h t e r s o f Je s u s Christ. • Soul – We do feel a deep sense of responsibility also to help believers develop their minds in a way that gives them a cutting edge in their careers, vocation, jobs etc. In this way, we hope to equip them to be change agents in their
various spheres of endeavor thereby bringing the inﬂuence of the Kingdom to their own world. Our passion also is to see thriving relationships in families hence our focus to teach, train, counsel and model bible based patterns for marriages and all other relationship dynamics. • B o d y – We intend to inﬂuence our community for Christ and as such, build bridges of trust, service, love and giving within the community where we are located. All Strategic areas of engagements will be explored. This third level is our point of engagement hence the need to motivate, inspire ourselves to acquire, develop skills that enable to initiate projects, missions, operations and activities that create value for kingdom expression. Our atmosphere is friendly, welcoming, and service driven and we have a deep desire for worship. Omotayo Ibukun MAXIMIZEd MAGAZINE
Community You may be asking what's all the buzz about this group of young professionals making a positive wave in San Antonio? Well, ask no more, this article will shed some light on what the Reverb Community is all about.
created with the goal of growth through relationships. And lastly the Reverb Foundation that will provide relief efforts. For more information on event dates and location follow our Facebook page Reverb.
Charles Chukwu Reverb is a group of young Reverb Church will be an avenue professionals that have come for the development of young together to form an organization adults in the community. You can with the goal of positively impacting this generation. expect an atmosphere where you can freely express The Vision Statement of the group is “to foster personal your thoughts and receive biblical instructions and development, professional growth and attain higher levels of how to ﬁnd solutions that will lead you to ﬁnding entrepreneurship under the principle of Christ” and the your purpose in life and ultimately fulﬁlling it. The Mission Statement is “To live Christ out loud in all areas service time will be every Sunday at 9am, and the of our lives and foster professional growth by creating location is 5711 Mobud Street San Antonio TX. opportunities for mentorship in all areas and providing a gateway for the next generation”. Reverb Campus has two sections: The Redeemed Campus Fellowship (RCF) and the Reverb Student There are three main sectors of the organization: the Development (RSD). The goal of the RCF is to foster professional development branch - Reverb fellowship in the universities and provide spiritual Professionals, the spiritual development branch mentorship for students. Students face a high risk Reverb Church, and the next generation empowering of losing their faith once they are separated from branch - Reverb Campus. their parents, so the goal of RCF is to maintain their relationship with Christ and strengthen their faith. The purpose of the RSD is to provide support for Reverb Professionals has 3 sections. One is the students through scholarships, career fairs, and networking events that will involve seminars on workshops. professional growth, development, and leadership with the goal of building a strong community where the wealth can be kept within. Small groups will also be MAXIMIZEd MAGAZINE
MEMORIAL DAY MAY 29TH 2018
Perpetual & Toyosi #pepperdem17
Easter Sunday â€˜18 with Moses Effret
INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY June 3rd â€˜18
Mother’s Day May 13th ‘18
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Baby Naming & Dedication
FATHER’S D AY
June 17th ‘18
Mrs. Peju Adeniranâ€™s 50th Birthday
Abby Rocks 40!
T O H A V E
& TO HOLD 2018
P s t. Koy e i s Golden!
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T E S T I M O N I E S Q: Can you please give us a brief introduction of yourself ? V: My name is Victoria Olalowo and I attend Texas State University. My current major is International Studies (with a focus on International Business) under the pre-law program. Q: Why is RCCG Salvation Center San Antonio special to you? V: Salvation Center is special to me because it is where I learned to love all things Christ: His word, His people, and His will. I feel I really have a strong an emotional tie with all the members of Resurrection Voices (the Choir). But, of course, that's a given! Our senior pastor, Pastor Koye is like my actual father. He is ALWAYS looking for ways to help and encourage me. Especially in matters pertaining to the will of God. Co-Pastor as well, is really an amazing woman of God. The little nuggets of wisdom she offers me every now and again really come in handy whenever I feel as though I am at a crossroads.
All praises to God almighty for making me see this day. I can't tell it all but to keep on giving glory and praises to my Maker. Being ﬁfty is great and fantastic! Looking back today, I stand to say I am a daughter, wife, mom and a conqueror. All glory due to His name. It's a thing of joy for me to be born into the family of Amos and Grace Aboyade. I was brought up with love and affection from my parents. Raised to know the Lord and follow His ways. No delay in marriage, no delay in having children etc. God's favor is upon me! All thanks to my husband of twenty-ﬁve years plus for his all-around support. Through thick and thin we're still standing by His grace. I couldn't have deserved a better man. Thank you my love! May God continue to bless us as one family. My wonderful and lovely children keep the ﬁre burning and they are the reasons for my hustle. May you excel in all areas of life in Jesus name, may God almighty continue to direct your paths in Jesus mighty name. My amazing siblings rock, I'm so blessed to have them in my life and I love them to the moon and back. To crown it all, every praise to God for RCCG Salvation Center, San Antonio, TX for blessing us with great and wonderful pastors - Senior Pastor Adekoye Sanni and Co-Pastor Joyce Sanni. Thanks for making us better and stronger! Happy 50th birthday to me.
Q: How have you changed spiritually in the past ﬁve years? V: Let's just say, I went from wanting to be like e ve r y b o d y a n d their mom to striving to conform to the image of Christ alone. Q: How does your family feel about your role in the church? V: M y f a m i l y members are honestly really happy about my involvement in the church. They see it as means to grow my faith and sensitivity to the Spirit of God, and, of course, as an opportunity to VICTORIA better my service to both the body OLALOWO and Jesus Christ and I see myself contributing to the vision and furtherance of the church for many years to come. Q: How do you feel about your academic excellence and transition to college? V: I initially found it difﬁcult to transition into college because for some time I was relying heavily on my own strength, intelligence, and power to get me though the day to day. However, after a brief, but powerful encounter with God that caused me to become quite introspective, I was ﬁnally able to do what Psalms 55:22 suggested which was to “cast [my] burdens on the Lord” so He could “renew .” This action ultimately led to me obtaining a GPA I am [my] strength.” more than grateful to God for. Q: Can you share two most important success lessons you have learned with current high school students? V: The ﬁrst and most vital lesson I learned during my freshman year in college is God is Lord over all. The second lesson I learned which is equally important is that God being Lord over all means that He is Lord over my situation. So whatever I ﬁnd that I cannot do (which is everything), I can give to Him. Q: What have we not talked about that you would like to share? V: Three words: Seek. God. First. MAXIMIZEd MAGAZINE
T E S T I M O N I E S 50 Years of God’s Faithfulness I am giving this testimony to the glory of God. God has been really good to me and my family. He brought us to the USA when we had almost given up. We tried U.S visa twice and London once, none worked so my husband said he's not going to do it anymore, that they will come and give it to him in his house. Alas! We won the USA visa lottery and God brought us here on a platter of Gold. He didn't only bring us here, he has been so faithful. He relocated us to San Antonio in 2011 where we joined RCCG Salvation Center, the success story
has continued and still going on by God's grace. To the glory of God, I turned 50 years younger ( G o l d e n Ju b i l e e ) o n February 22nd 2018 & I give God all honor, glory, power and adoration for this great opportunity. I adore him for blessing me with the best man in the whole wide world, Aderemi Bamijoko, as my better half; the very bone of my bone, I couldn't have wished for more. He is one in a million, a wonderful man, husband, and great father to the core. It has been unconditional love all the
way and still going. I appreciate God for the wonderful children, Oluwademilade Ayodamola and Mowafoluwa Oluwafumbi Precious, they've been wonderful. I glorify God for the salvation garden he has planted us in (RCCG Salvation Center), Pastors, Ministers, Church members, they all have been wonderful. Thanks for your unconditional love. My desire is for God to do that which he has promised for us and to bless us abundantly.
Testimony - Yinka Bamijoko Q. Can you please give us a brief introduction of yourself ma'am? A. My name is Mrs. Oyeyinka Bamijoko. I was born in Ekiti State, Nigeria some 50yrs ago into a family of nine. My Dad, Mum, a brother and ﬁve sisters, I being the number 2 in the family. Q. Why is RCCG Salvation Center San Antonio special to you? A. This place is special because it's God's house. Love of God radiates in the church from our Pastors all through to the church members. Most importantly this place is special to me because God answers prayers here. The church has become part of me and my family. I serve God here, I pray to Him and He answers. There's love in this place so I feel like I'm with my family. My family and I especially enjoy cordial relationship with our Pastors.
Q. How have you changed spiritually in the lastly 5yrs? A. I serve God more and I work in the vineyard of God. Though it may be behind the scene but I am experiencing the hand of God in my life and on my family. My husband was excited when I decided to work in God's vineyard and has been supportive ever since. My children are proud of me for what I do in the church. Q. What's the signiﬁcance of this Golden Jubilee to you? A. 50 years of God's faithfulness is not a small feat and it's by His Grace, I owe it all to Him. Although I planned to celebrate it on the exact month but the situation at hand necessitated I postponed it and I pray to God to magnify Himself in my situation such that the ever glowing Golden Jubilee
and Thanksgiving will take place at the appropriate time. Q. Can you share two most important lessons of success you have learned in 50 years? A. In every landmarks of my 50yrs I would say I have been very successful and that's not unconnected with humble family upbringing, I was well brought up and I went to very good schools. My marriage has been successful. In 50yrs the important lessons of success I have learnt is to trust in God and believe in your Godgiven ability. This has reﬂected in my marriage and our relocation to the United States. Q. What have we not talk about that you would want to share? A. You have already touched signiﬁcant areas. God bless you. MAXIMIZEd MAGAZINE
PARISHES IN TEXAS PROVINCE 7 Redeemed Christian Church of God, Grace Pavilion 5121 Crestway Dr, #301 San Antonio Texas, 78239 United States Phone: (210) 880-5836 Fax: (210) 880-5836 Email: email@example.com Pastor: Deacon Temitope S. Ajagbe We are a bible-believing family church, a household of faith, a place of worship, prayer and unalloyed word of truth as revealed in Christ Jesus by the scriptures- the holy bible. It would be a great delight to have you join us for one of our worship services if you are visiting the area, looking for a church family or just moved in to San Antonio, Texas.
Redeemed Christian Church of God, Jesus Embassy Comfort Suites, 1489 IH-35 North New Braunfels, Texas, 78130 United States Phone: (516) 808-9414 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Ass't Pastor Christopher O Oladipo We are a church whose foundation is prayer and focused on teaching the full counsel of the Lord. We are a family oriented church, set out with a vision to restore lives and families as a whole. Our vision is directed at bringing all families to God. We welcome you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Redeemed Christian Church of God, Restoration Chapel 2515 Nacogdoches Road San Antonio, TX 78217 Phone: (281) 760-5635 Web: www.rccgrestorationsa.org Pastor: Ass't Pastor Bimpe Zacchaeus Okanlawon
Redeemed Christian Church of God, House of Grace 2 3 0 6 A i r l i n e R o a d , U n i t 11 0 A C o r p u s C h r i s t i , Te x a s , 7 8 4 1 4 United States Phone: (361) 756-9889 Email: email@example.com Pastor: Pastor Olusegun Samson Olowookere
Redeemed Christian Church of God, Trinity Chapel 5810 Rittiman Plaza San Antonio Texas, 78218 United States Phone: (210) 528-8769 Fax: (210) 528-8769 Email: Pastor@rccgtrinitychapelsa.org Pastor: Deacon Cyril Azunuoka Chuku
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Redeemed Christian Church of God, Dominion Chapel 6550 Springfield Ave,suite 201 Laredo Texas, 78041 United States Phone: (956) 723-4687 Fax: (956) 727-8200 Email: Rccgdominionchapellaredotx@yahoo.com Pastor: Ass't Pastor Olakunle Ibitoye Johnson
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WOMAN TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
oman is the crown of creation. The Lord Almighty could not rest until He made the woman. After her creation, God looked at His handwork and said '…it is good' and man was delighted at the appearance of this beautiful yet strong creature. That is why he exclaimed - "wow man ". That's right, woman, you are beautiful and highly needed!!! The difference between a man and a woman is that she has functional breasts and a womb. She was created to bring forth and nurture life. So women are in partnership with God. The Lord wants His children to be in good health 3John 1:2. Psalm 144:12 that our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace. As daughters, God wants us to be strong and beautiful. So we need to be healthy. The devil destroys and brings about death so he attacks what God has given to the woman to give life .So, let stand against him in the name of the Lord and with knowledge. We are going to talk about breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer worldwide. Its incidence is highest in North America, New Zealand and Australia while it is lowest in sub-Sahara Africa and Asia however, its incidence in immigrants increases with the generations. It was noted that African Americans are more likely to die from breast cancer at any age than their white counterparts. Risk factors for breast cancer: · Female gender · Advance in age - age greater than 40, peak incidence is between 50-70 years · Early menarche before 12years · Late menopause · Late ﬁrst pregnancy and null parity (not having children) · Obesity-weight gain of 20-25kg above bodyweight at age 18
· Family history of breast and ovarian cancer · Radiation to the chest region · Tobacco smoke (active and passive) · Alcohol consumption · Diet - diet high in charred and processed meat, high saturated fat intake (western style diet) · Exposure to estrogens e.g. in the form of oral contraceptive pills and hormonal replacement therapy. · Exposure to environmental carcinogens - e.g. pesticides Signs and symptoms: · Early breast cancer does not have any symptoms · Breast lump · Change in breast size and shape · skin dimpling or changes (e.g. thickening , swelling or redness ) · Recent nipple inversion or abnormalities · Nipple discharge particularly blood stained · Axillary lump Preventive measures: · Self-examination - breast exam best done about a week after your period · Mammogram starting from the age of 40 years or earlier if there is a family history · Diet reach in vegetables , fruits , whole grain and low calorie , low saturated fats - is protective · Breast feeding · Exercise for at least 30 minutes per day - e.g. walking , aerobics , swimming ,playing games etc. (just enjoy yourself and MOVE) · Regular check up Hosea 4:6a My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Our Father expects us to be knowledgeable so that we can make good decisions and not give the enemy a chance. Remember that God has not given us the spirit of fear. We only need to correct what we can and leave the rest to God. As children of God, uproot anything that was not planted by God in Jesus name and trust Him who has good plans for us. Shalom MAXIMIZEd MAGAZINE
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