The Jesse Tree
Complete Guide and Toolkit
The biblical roots of Jesse Tree
The Jesse Tree tradition is rooted in Isaiah 11:1: “A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.” Jesse was the father of David, Israel’s greatest king. And Jesus is descended from the line of David. He is the branch God promised would grow from Jesse’s family tree. Each symbol represents a story from within this family tree and a step toward the birth of Jesus.
Jesse Tree Advent devotions
Read these (printable) devotions with kids to show them how God prepared for Jesus’s birth for many generations. If your family is making a Jesse Tree, the devotions can help you explain the meaning behind the symbols to younger family members.