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Jesse Tree Order of Devotions for Christmas Observance


Evan placing an ornament on the Jesse Tree

 December 1 

            The Jesse Tree

ScriptureReading:  Isaiah 11:1-10

Set up the Jesse Tree – A base with a trunk and limbs


December 2

The Creation

ScriptureReading:  Genesis 1:1-2:3

Ornament – The Earth (a globe or sphere)


December 3

The Fall of Adam & Eve

ScriptureReading:  Genesis 2:4-3:13

Ornament – Apple with a Serpent


December 4

The Flood

ScriptureReading:  Genesis6:11-22;7:17-8:3; 9:8-17

Ornament Options: Rainbow, ark


December 5

God’s Promise

ScriptureReading:  Genesis 21:1-7; 15:1-6

Ornament: Cradle


December 6

Offering of Isaac

ScriptureReading:  Gen 22:1-19

Ornament:  Ram

December 7

Jacob’s ladder

ScriptureReading:  Genesis 27:41 thru 28:22

Ornament: Ladder


December 8

Joseph’s Favor

ScriptureReading:  Genesis 42:1-45:15

Ornament: Coat of Many Colors


December 9


ScriptureReading:  Gen 37, 39:1-50:21

Ornament:  Sack of Grain


December 10

Moses’ Calling

ScriptureReading:  Exodus 2:1-4:20

Ornament: Burning Bush


December 11


ScriptureReading:  Exodus 12:1-39

Ornament: Door frame with blood (red paint J) or Lamb


December 12

Ten Commandments

ScriptureReading:  Exodus19:16-20-20:20

Ornament:  Stone tablets


December 13

Samuel – The Beginning of the Kingdom

ScriptureReading: 1 Sam 3:1-21, 7:1-8:22,9:15-10:9

Ornament:  Crown


December 14


ScriptureReading:  II Samuel 5:1-5, 7:1-17

Ornament: Lyre or harp


December 15

David’s Anointing

ScriptureReading:  I Samuel 16:1-23

Ornament: Horn of Oil


December 16

Elijah & prophets of Baal

ScriptureReading:  I Kings18:17-39

Ornament:  Alter with fire burning


December 17


II Chronicles 36:11-21 Jeremiah 31:31-34

Stalks of grain


December 18

Isaiah – The Call to Holiness

ScriptureReading:  Isaiah1:10-20, 6:1-13,8:11-9:7

Ornament:  Fire Tongs with Coal


December 19

Waiting on the Lord

ScriptureReading:  Habakkuk 1:1-2:1,3:16-19

Ornament: A Stone Watchtower


December 20

Nehemiah – the Return and Rebuilding

ScriptureReading:  Nehemiah 1:1-2:8,6:15-16,13:10-22

Ornament: City Wall


December 21

John the Baptist

ScriptureReading:  Luke 1:5-17, Matthew 3:1-6

Ornament:  Scallop-type Shell


December 22

Mary and the Angel

ScriptureReading:  Luke 1:26-38



December 23


ScriptureReading:  Matthew 1:18-25

Ornament:  Carpenters tool (saw, hammer, square, etc) or Joseph


December 24

Journey toBethlehem

ScriptureReading: Luke 2:1-5

Ornament: Sandals


December 25

Birth of JesusChrist – TheMessiah

Like 2:6-21

Ornament: Star on top of Jesse Tree




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"It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him." Lamentations 3:22-24

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2 Responses to "Jesse Tree Order of Devotions for Christmas Observance"

  1. Cath says:


  2. Jessica Sherrow says:

    Love this! This will be our first year doing this. Thanks Sarah for directing me here!

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