Evers Bible Class
Be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water...
Jesse Tree
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Intro
What is a Jesse Tree?
    This beloved tradition is very old and very flexible.
    Make it your own. Pick your stories. Build your
    tradition.This narrative follows the ornaments and story
    selection from Northumbria Community.
NorthumbriaCommunity.org
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Day 1
Day 1
    The symbol today is a bright sun.
          Creation. The Word spoke. Let there be light.
    Genesis 1-2;  John 1:1-5,14; Proverbs 8:22-31
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Day 2
Day 2
    The symbol today is a fruit tree.
          Two mysterious trees: The Tree of Life
           and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
    Genesis 3; 1 Corinthians 13; Galatians 5:22-23; Revelation 22:1-2
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Day 3
Day 3
    The symbol today is a scene in a field.
          Cain and Abel. The first murder.
    Genesis 4:1-15
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Day 4
Day 4
    The symbol is an ark on a stormy sea.
          Noah, the Ark and lots of animals.
    Genesis 6-9
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Day 5
Day 5
    The symbol today is a boy on an altar.
          Abraham, Sarah and their miracle son Isaac.
    Genesis 12-22
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Day 6
Day 6
    The symbol today is a camel.
          Rebekah, the bride with the water jar and the generous heart.
    Genesis 24
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Day 7
Day 7
    The symbol today is a stairway
      with angels going up and down it.
           Dreaming of a Ladder.
    Genesis 27
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Day 8
Day 8
    The symbol today is the Lion of Judah.
          Blessing the 12 sons of Israel.
        Judah gets a special blessing.
    Genesis 49
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Day 9
Day 9
    The symbol today is a coat of many colors.
          Joseph--and his big mouth.
    Genesis 37, 39-47
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Day
10
Day 10
    The symbol today is a burning bush.
          God rescues the Hebrews.
    Exodus 1-13
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Day
11
Day 11
    The symbol today is a pillar of cloud and a pillar of fire.
          God in sight.
    Exodus 14-15
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12
Day 12
    The symbol today is a clay jar used for storage.
          Manna in the desert. God provides.
    Exodus 16
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Day
13
Day 13
    The symbol today is a stone tablet.
          The Ten Commandments and the Law.
        Written by God's own hand.
    Exodus 19-31
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Day
14
Day 14
    The symbol today is the Ark of the Covenant.
          The Traveling Box of Promises.
    Exodus 37:1-9
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Day
15
Day 15
    The symbol today is a red cord handing from a window.
          Rahab, prostitute, heroine, ancestor of Jesus.
    Joshua 2:1-21
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Day
16
Day 16
    The symbol today is a sheaf of wheat.
          Ruth and Boaz. Love at first sight.
    The Book of Ruth
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Day
17
Day 17
    The symbol today is the town of Bethlehem.
          O Little Town of Bethlehem.
    Micah 5:1-5
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Day
18
Day 18
    The symbol today is a sheep.
          David, shepherd of God's people.
    1 Samuel 17-31; 2 Samuel; Psalm 23
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Day
19
Day 19
    The symbol today is Solomon's Temple.
          The man of war yields to the God of Peace.
    2 Samuel 7
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Day
20
Day 20
    The symbol today is Jonah and the Whale.
          What happens when people listen...or not.
    The Book of Jonah
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Day
21
Day 21
    The symbol today is a lion with a lamb.
          For unto us a child is born..
    Isaiah 9:1-3,6-7; Isaiah 11:1-10
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Day
22
Day 22
    The symbol today is a stone mason.
          Zerubbabel and the Second Temple.
    Ezra 1-6; Haggai 2:23; Zechariah 4:6
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23
Day 23
    The symbol today is the star of David.
          There are lots of stars in the Jesus story.
    Matthew 2:1-12
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24
Day 24
    The symbol today is a crown and a cross.
          Jesus: King and criminal.
    Isaiah 53
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25
Day 25
    The symbol today is the nativity.
          Jesus is born in Bethlehem.
    Matthew 1:18-21; Luke 2:1-20
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Day
26
Day 26
    The symbol today is a stone.
          Jesus the stumbling stone.
        Stephen the first martyr, stoned to death.
    Luke 20:17-18; Acts 2; Luke 6-7
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27
Day 27
    The symbol today is a quill pen.
          The record. The journal.
    Deuteronomy 31:24-26; Jer 36:4
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28
Day 28
    The symbol today is a fetus.
          The unborn.
        The slaughter of the innocents.
    Matthew 2:16-18
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29
Day 29
    The symbol today is an angel.
          Warned in a dream. Escape to Egypt.
    Matthew 2:19-23
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Day
30
Day 30
    The symbol today is a pyramid.
          Homeless. Hidden.
    Ephesians 2:17-22
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Day
31
Day 31
    The symbol today is bread and wine.
          Eating, drinking and remembering together.
    Luke 22:14-20
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