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2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV84) 17 . . . if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
We learn (truth) in rows.
We grow (train) in circles.
Being a disciple is stepping into a new life that starts the moment that you bump into Jesus and start trusting him.
Matthew 4:17 (NIV84) 17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”
Spiritual formation — identifying untrue ideas, thoughts and definitions about God, yourself and the world and replacing them with the ideas, thoughts and definitions that filled the mind of Christ.
Building a life that stands begins by sitting at the feet of Jesus.
Acts 2:42–47 (NIV84) 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 46 . . . They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Rearrange your life by devoting yourself to someone new.
Acts 9:4 (NIV84) 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
Acts 9:5 (NIV84) 5 “Who are you?”
“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied.