The Holy Spirit has established Living Oaks Academy to rename each of us "Oaks of Righteousness to display His glory" through....
...worshiping the Father will not be a matter of the right place but with the right heart. For God is a Spirit, and he longs to have sincere worshipers who worship and adore him in the realm of the Spirit and in truth. John 4:23-24
Do you see what we’ve got? An unshakable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God. For God is not an indifferent bystander. He’s actively cleaning house, torching all that needs to burn, and he won’t quit until it’s all cleansed. God himself is Fire! Hebrews 12:28-29
...To bring messages of joy instead of news of doom Isaiah 61:1
Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Philippians 4:4
...His heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be His... Hebrews 12:2
He gave us resurrection life and drew us to himself by his holy calling on our lives...I’m going to show them life whole, life brimming with blessings. 2 Timothy 1:6-7
I will put breath in you so that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the Lord….the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood up on their feet, an exceedingly great army. Ezekiel 37:10
Still, it’s what God had in mind all along, to crush him with pain. The plan was that he give himself as an offering for sin so that he’d see life come from it—life, life, and more life. And God’s plan will deeply prosper through him. Isaiah 53:10
...absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. Romans 8:35-39
Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Romans 12:9
Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Ephesians 5:2
Pray that the Master’s Word will simply take off and race through the country to a groundswell of response, just as it did among you. 2 Thessalonians 3:1-3
Look at all the people coming—now is harvest time! For their hearts are like vast fields of ripened grain—ready for a spiritual harvest. I have sent you out to harvest a field that you haven’t planted, where many others have labored long and hard before you. And now you are privileged to profit from their labors and reap the harvest.
John 4:35, 38
God has called Living Oaks Academy to be a project based learning school with a worship arts focus.
Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. - Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird
The murder of Jesus, unlike Abel's...became a proclamation of grace. So don't turn a deaf ear to these gracious words...Do you see what we've got? An unshakable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God. For God is not an indifferent bystander. He's actively cleaning house, torching all that needs to burn, and He won't quit until it's all cleansed. God himself is fire!