Saturday, December 12, 2015

Jesse Tree: Day 16, God's Messengers

Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7 

Symbol: Sun Rising or Rose (if you are using RCA symbols)

Reading: Many, many years before Jesus was born, people called prophets would bring God's message to the people of Israel. The prophets reminded the people of what God wanted them to do. God wanted them to be good and kind to others. The prophets told the people to worship only the one true God.
The prophets also reminded people that God had promised a savior. The prophets also gave the people hope that no matter how bad things might be here on earth, God had not forgotten them. God was going to send a child who would grow to be the world's savior.

Talk about: Have you ever forgotten a promise? 

Prayer: Thank you for making promises to us.

Activity: Names have meanings, using the internet, look of the meaning of each family member’s name. Now share why you chose that name for your child. When Mary was pregnant, an angel told her to name her child Jesus, which means, “God saves.” Talk about why Jesus is a fitting name for the Christ child.
Scott: wanderer   
Meg: pearl
Timothy: to fear God    
Benjamin: son of my right hand     
Josiah: the Lord saves
Elijah: my God is YAHWEH

*The symbol and devotions are from The Reformed Church of America and you can use this link to find what I have used and more at their advent site. 

A copy of the directions to make your own Jesse Tree are here and the patterns for the symbols are here

To find a list of all the linked Jesse Tree posts click here

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