What started as an oral tradition with my own kids has become an 80-page booklet that any individual or family can use as an Advent Bible study!
The Jesse Tree: A Plain & Simple Advent Study is available now as a free download at Plain & Simple Bible Study.
If you have young kids, you’ll read a short story and hang an ornament (included as a printable in the booklet) every day leading up to Christmas.
Families with tweens and teens can read the Scripture and use guided conversation prompts to make connections between each passage and the coming of the promised Christ.
Individuals and groups can use the Scripture plan to trace God’s big narrative from creation & the fall, through the patriarchs, the exodus and conquest, the kingdoms and exile, to the birth of Jesus and a glimpse of the promised end of the story: the new creation!
This 31-day study can be used starting on the First Sunday of Advent (November 28, 2021) and continuing a few days past Christmas -OR- beginning December 1st for the whole month of December.
Best of all, it’s absolutely free. (Back when we were a couple of broke college kids… and broke med-school young adults!… I often bemoaned how hard it was to find solid Bible study guides that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I feel so blessed to now be able to provide these to others at no cost.) Please share with friends, groups at your church, and anyone who’s on the hunt for a new Christmas tradition!