It’s not too late to grab a fun Advent resource for your family!
Advent begins this Sunday – November 27th – so you have 3 more days to get a resource from The Jesse Tree Series for Advent 🙂
What Is Advent?
The word “Advent” means coming. The fourth Sunday before Christmas marks the beginning of Advent season. Advent is a time of waiting – for Christmas and for the coming of Jesus to our world. During Advent, we prepare our hearts and our homes to celebrate the birth of the Messiah.
What is a Jesse Tree?
“A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.” – Isaiah 11:1
Jesse was the grandson of Ruth and Boaz. Jesse was the father of King David. The prophet Isaiah prophesied that a very special person would come from Jesse’s family. This person was Jesus Christ, the Messiah. The Jesse Tree traces Jesus’ lineage all the way back through the Old Testament. A collection of stories make up the Jesse Tree – stories of Jesus’ family and Israelite history. The Jesse Tree is a fun way to celebrate Advent with the children in your life.
How To Use The Jesse Tree
On the first Sunday of Advent, read the first story in The Jesse Tree – Creation. Depending which resource you are using and the age of the children, read the story/devotion, turn to the scripture passage, discuss the question in the Talk About section and read the prayer. Do this every day during the Advent season, in numerical order, finishing up on Christmas morning with the final story – Jesus Is Born! *You can also encourage the children to turn to the scripture passage in their Bibles, or lead the Jesse Tree devotions with your family.*
The Jesse Tree – 28 Colouring Pages With Stories For Advent – Each page highlights a story of Jesus’ lineage or Israelite history & an illustration to colour.
The Jesse Tree – 28 Family Devotions For Advent – Each devotion highlights a story of Jesus’ lineage or Israelite history, a scripture reference to read, a discussion idea and a prayer reading.
The Jesse Tree – 28 Ornaments For Advent: Family Devotions & Images To Colour – Includes ready-to-read devotions and ready-to-colour illustrations. The devotions match up with the symbolic images. Attach the coloured images and/or devotions to construction paper, wood cut-outs, string, etc. & hang on a tree or garland. Laminate for a keepsake.