THE JESSE TREE
Table of Scripture Readings for the Story
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Date              Persons                  Events/Themes                                                     Scripture                                                  Symbols
WEEK 1
Sunday              Introduction of the Jesse Tree                                           1 Sam 16:1-13/Isa 11:1-10                                    The Tree
Mon               God                         Creation                                                          Gen 1:1-2:3                                                     Dove
Tues            Adam and Eve           The First Sin                                                    Gen 2:4-3:24                                    Tree with Fruit or Apple
Wed            Noah                          The Flood                                                Gen 6:11-22, 7:17-8:12, 20-9:17                       Rainbow or Ark
Thur           Abraham                    The Promise                                                   Gen 12:1-7, 15:1-6                                       Field of Stars
Friday         Isaac                          Offering of Isaac                                            Gen 22:1-19                                                        Ram
Sat              Jacob                         Assurance of the  Promise                              Gen 27:41-28:22                                                Ladder
WEEK 2
Sunday       Joseph                        God's Providence                                            Gen 37, 39:1-50:21                              Sack of Grain or Coat
Mon            Moses                        God's Leadership                                            Exod 2:1-4:20                                              Burning Bush
Tues           Israelites                    Passover and Exodus                                      Exod 12:1-14:31                                                Lamb
Wed           God                            Giving the Torah at Sinai                               Exod 19:1-20:20                                       Tablets of the Torah
Thur          Joshua                        The Fall of Jericho                                        Josh 1:1-11, 6:1-20                                   Ram's Horn Trumpet
Fri             Gideon                        Unlikely Heroes                                            Judg 2:6-23, 6:1-6, 11-8:28                        Clay Water Pitcher
Sat             Samuel                       The Beginning of the Kingdom                      1 Sam 3:1-21, 7:1-8:22, 9:15-10:9                     Crown







WEEK 3
Sunday       David                         A Shepherd for the People                         1 Sam 16:1-23-17:58, 2 Sam 5:1-5, 7:1-17 Shepherd's Crook or Harp
Mon            Elijah                        The Threat of False Gods                            1 Kng 17:1-16, 18:17-46                                      Stone Altar
Tues           Hezekiah                   Faithfulness and Deliverance                     2 Kng 18:1-19:19, 32-37                                    An Empty Tent
Wed           Isaiah                        The Call to Holiness                                   Isa 1:10-20, 6:1-13, 8:11-9:7                     Fire Tongs with Hot Coal
Thur          Jeremiah                   The Exile                                                  Jer 1:4-10, 2:4-13, 7:1-15, 8:22-9:1-11                      Tears
Fri            Habakkuk                 Waiting                                                     Hab 1:1-2:1, 3:16-19                                       Stone Watchtower
Sat            Nehemiah                   Return and Rebuilding                             Neh 1:1-2:8, 6:15-16, 13:10-22                              City Wall
WEEK 4
Sunday     John the Baptist          Repentance                                              Luke 1:57-80, 3:1-207:18-30                              Scallop Shell
Mon          Mary                          The Hope for a  Future                             Luke 1:26-38                                                      White Lily
Tues          Elizabeth                    Joy                                                           Luke 1:39-56                                                 Mother and Child
Wed          Zechariah                   Anticipation                                             Luke 1:57-80                                                   Pencil and Tablet
Thurs        Joseph                        Trust                                                       Matt 1:19-25                                      Carpenter's Square or Hammer
Fri             Magi                          Worship                                                   Matt 2:1-12                                                     Star or Candle

Dec 24
                 Jesus                         Birth of the Messiah                                Luke 2:1-20                                                             Manger
Dec 25
                 Christ                        The Son of God                                       John 1:1-18                                                       Chi-Rho Symbol
Week 3 / 4 / Dec 24/25th