This advent season we will be commemorating important events from creation to the birth of Jesus by hanging decorated ornaments, illustrating the people, prophesies, and events leading up to His birth, on a Jesse Tree. The Jesse Tree tradition is linked to Isaiah 11:1:

“There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.” (ESV)

 

Montage has published a booklet which contains a scripture reading and short devotional for each day, starting with November 27. Each sermon during the season will draw from these readings. We encourage your family to participate in the Jesse Tree tradition by printing and coloring the ornaments and placing them on your own Jesse Tree, perhaps drawn on a poster board.Cover

 

To download the Jesse Tree ornaments for printing, click here.

To download the Jesse Tree devotions, click here (then select “download”).

Latest themes and readings:

Dec. 10Water Pitcher
Judges 2:1-5, 10-11, 15-19; 7:7, 15-23
Dec. 9
Ram’s Horn
Joshua 1:1-9; 6:1-5
Dec. 8Two Tablets
Exodus 20:1-17, 22-24; 32:15-16, 34:1
Dec. 7
Passover Lamb
Exodus 12:3, 7-8, 21-28, 40
Dec. 6Burning Bush
Exodus 2:23-25; 3:1-17; 6:2-8
Dec. 5
Color Coat
Genesis 37:3-4; 41:41-43; 45:16-20; 46:1-4
Dec. 4LadderGenesis 28:3-4, 10-17
Dec. 3
RamGenesis 22:1-18
Dec. 2Sarah & Baby Isaac
Genesis 21:1-8
Dec. 1Field of Stars
Genesis 12:1-3; 15:4-6; 17:1-8
Nov. 30ArkGenesis 6:5-8, 13
-14; 8:13-19
FruitTreeNov. 29Fruit TreeGenesis 3:1-15
BranchNov. 28WorldGenesis 1:1, 26-31a
WorldNov. 27BranchIsaiah 11:1-10