Friday, November 9, 2007

December 25 - Birth of Christ

Manger Scene Ornament

Luke 2:1-20

Big Picture Bible
"God's Promised One Is Born" page 243
"God's Promised One Is Announced" page 259

The Beginner's Bible
"Baby Jesus Is Born" page 271
"Shepherds Visit" page 277


Vicky said...

Hi Catherine,

I have NEVER heard of Jesse Tree, but I am so psyched to do this for our family!! I love the visual of the ornaments for the children, as well, and the scripture verses you gave will be so helpful.

Thank you so much for sharing!! Are you going to post about how your Family Worship nights this December are going? Since I may be frustrated, as Mikaylah is just turning 1 and may not be too cooperative. ;)

Rose said...

What a wonderful idea! I had never heard of this either. I don't know if we'll be able to do it this year, but I hope to do it next year. Thanks for sharing.

Catherine said...

Vicky, it was hard last year when Hannah was one, because she didn't have a whole lot of patience and we didn't have a whole lot of preparation. I'm hoping that this year setting it up in advance will help. I'll probably do a few posts on how it goes this year, or maybe just update the posts as we go.

Ainsley said...

I love it! I love it! I don't know that I'll get it together enough to do the tree this year, but now, thanks to you, I have a wonderful plan for nightly advent readings! Thank you!

ghomeschool said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I just sat here and wrote down everything on the back of some clipart ornaments I printed, but can't remember where they came from. I love the real ornaments and home to start looking for ours soon. This year we will use paper. I can't wait to get started. This will be our first year. Thanks again.

The Peaceful Palace said...

I have been looking for Bible based family traditions to instill and this has definitely hit the mark for Christmas time. We plan to alternate the Jesse Tree with a Chanukkah tradition (demonstrating the Hebrew roots of Christianity and how it points to Jesus, our Messiah). Thank you so much for laying out the daily reading and ideas for the Jesse Tree.

Katie Talbott said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this. I too have been looking for a more meaningful reading schedule that points to Christ more clearly.