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.