Rooted in Christ: Jesse Tree Project

Over the past two years, the older primary aged children have been working on an Advent Christmas project. They have been making Jesse Tree ornaments for their own Jesse Trees.

The Jesse Tree is a medieval motif which potrays the prophetic promise that from the stump of Jesse and new shoot would grow. The Jesse Tree depicts the descendants and sometimes even ancestors of Jesse to recognize their fulfillment in the true Son of David, Jesus.

The Jesse Tree Ornament Project is coupled with Rooted in Christ so that students hear and see the single story of the gospel. The ornaments themselves are hung each day in Advent in much the way an Advent Calendar works. Each ornament signifies a specific Old Testament event, theme, or person which points to the coming of Messiah, the Christ.

Because we were unable to continue our project through the pandemic, children will be meeting each week instead of monthly as before. This will allow the children to catch up and finish their ornaments by Christmas.

For those unable to attend on Sunday morning, both the teaching time and the instruction on how to make the ornament will be videoed and posted online each week. You may pick up a packet from the church office the week prior to that week’s lesson, just let Pinkney Greene or Jennifer Edwards know that you are wanting one.

You may view the instructions on how to make any of the Jesse Ornaments HERE.

You may view the entire playlist of lessons on our Vimeo page HERE.

Week Ten: The Birth of Jesus

Week Nine: The Angels Proclaim the Birth of Christ

Week Eight: The Star

Week Seven: Figure in the Fire

Week Six: The Prophecy of the New Covenant

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Week Five: The Gentle Shepherd

Week Five illustration.

Week Four: the Prophecy of the Lion and the Lamb

Week Three: Josiah

Week Four: The Lion and the Lamb

Lesson for November 1. Parts 1 and 3.
Lesson for November 1. Part 2.

Week Two: Ruth

Oct 18, 2020: Moses and the Ten Commandments. You may view this lesson’s questions HERE.

Week One: Moses and the Ten Commandments