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The Jesse Tree ~ December 16: John the Baptist

The Jesse Tree ~ December 16: John the Baptist

Symbol: shell with water Mark 1:1-8 1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.2 It is written in the prophet Isaiah: Look, I am going to send my messenger in front of you to prepare your way before you.3 A voice of one that cries in the desert: Prepare a […]

The Jesse Tree ~ December 15: Mary

The Jesse Tree ~ December 15: Mary

Symbol: lily Luke 1:26-38 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth,27 to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.28 He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, you who enjoy God’s […]

The Jesse Tree ~ December 14: Joseph

The Jesse Tree ~ December 14: Joseph

  Symbols: hammer, saw, chisel, angle Mark 1:18-25 18 This is how Jesus Christ came to be born. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph; but before they came to live together she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.19 Her husband Joseph, being an upright man and wanting to spare her […]

The Jesse Tree ~ December 13: Solomon

The Jesse Tree ~ December 13: Solomon

Symbol: scales of justice 1 Kings 3:5-14, 16-28 5 At Gibeon Yahweh appeared to Solomon in a dream during the night. God said, ‘Ask what you would like me to give you.’ 6Solomon replied, ‘You showed most faithful love to your servant David, my father, when he lived his life before you in faithfulness and […]

The Jesse Tree ~ December 12: David

The Jesse Tree ~ December 12: David

Symbol: slingshot 1 Sam. 17:12-51 12David was the son of an Ephrathite from Bethlehem of Judah whose name was Jesse; Jesse had eight sons and, by Saul’s time, he was old and well on in years. 13Jesse’s eldest three sons followed Saul to the war. The names of the three sons who went to the […]

The Jesse Tree ~ December 11: Jesse

The Jesse Tree ~ December 11: Jesse

Symbol: shepherd’s staff 1 Sam. 16:1-13 1 Yahweh said to Samuel, ‘How much longer do you mean to go on mourning over Saul, now that I myself have rejected him as ruler of Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go. I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem, for I have found myself a […]

The Jesse Tree ~ December 10: Samuel

The Jesse Tree ~ December 10: Samuel

Symbols: lamp 1 Sam. 3:1-18 1 Now, the boy Samuel was serving Yahweh in the presence of Eli; in those days it was rare for Yahweh to speak; visions were uncommon.2 One day, it happened that Eli was lying down in his room. His eyes were beginning to grow dim; he could no longer see.3 […]

The Jesse Tree ~ December 9: Moses

The Jesse Tree ~ December 9: Moses

  Symbols: baby in basket   Ex. 2:1-10 1 There was a man descended from Levi who had taken a woman of Levi as his wife.2 She conceived and gave birth to a son and, seeing what a fine child he was, she kept him hidden for three months.3 When she could hide him no […]

The Jesse Tree ~ December 8: Joseph

The Jesse Tree ~ December 8: Joseph

  Symbols: tunic Gen: 37:23-28; 45:3-15 23 So, when Joseph reached his brothers, they pulled off his tunic, the decorated tunic which he was wearing,24 and catching hold of him, threw him into the well. The well was empty, with no water in it.25 They then sat down to eat. Looking up, they saw a […]

The Jesse Tree ~ December 7: Jacob

The Jesse Tree ~ December 7: Jacob

  Symbols: ladder Gen. 25:1-34; 28:10-15 1Abraham married another wife whose name was Keturah;2 and she bore him Zimram, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah.3 Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan, and the descendants of Dedan were the Asshurites, the Letushim and the Leummim.4 The descendants of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida […]