The third J-Curve study walks us through Philippians 2, where the apostle Paul uses the story of Jesus’ Original J-Curve—his dying and rising for us—as the model for our own life of dying love. In Jesus’ descent, his obedience to his Father is the very heart of the gospel. As we re-enact his descent, the beauty of Jesus emerges in us. We call this the Love J-Curve. These 6 interactive lessons help us discover some of the fascinating patterns of the Love J-Curve that encourage us in this most Jesus-like of all work—the work of love. Leader's manual available separately.
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