Special Readings of the Bible
Brad Mangan provides a reading of the Book of Hebrews as well as the Book of Philippians. Take a moment to explore the Bible through this special video recording.
Devotions for Advent: Praying the Jesse Tree
What is the Jesse Tree? The symbol of the Jesse Tree.
Each branch – each leaf on the tree – is a story deeply rooted in Scripture that tells of the relationship between God and God’s people. The symbols on the Jesse Tree represent a Biblical “Family Tree,” and Jesus is grafted onto the family tree of Jesse, the father of King David. The branches of the Jesse Tree stretch all the way back to the Garden of Eden, and in those branches are familiar names like David and Ruth, and Abraham and Jacob.
As we have been studying Old Testament stories through our Sunday School curriculum and Wednesday night Bible study of The Jesus Storybook Bible, continuing these stories through Advent devotionals is a reminder of how we are all part of this “family tree” and the powerful love of Christ for this – our – family!