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Advent

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Advent

Advent means “coming”.• Prepare for Jesus’ birth.

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Advent Wreath

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Advent Wreath

• Evergreen Color: tells us that God never changes.

• Circle Shape: circle shape means God has no beginning and no end.

• Candles: one for each week of Advent.– Three Purple and one pink.

• The Pink Candle is for the third week because we are very close to Jesus’ birth.

– In some churches, an extra candle is added--called the Christ Candle.

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Advent Wreath

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Jesse TreeThe family tree of Jesus.• Jesse was a man from Bethlehem.• One of his son’s was King David.• God promised that The Savior

would come from King David’s family.

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Jesse Tree Symbols

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Jesse Tree Symbols

Apple:• Symbolizes Adam

and Eve.• They disobeyed

God.• He loved them

and promised to send a Savior.

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Jesse Tree SymbolsArk and Rainbow:• Symbolizes Noah.• God sent a flood.• Noah built an ark to

save his family and 2 of every kind of animal.

• God promised he would never again destroy the earth with a flood.

• God put a rainbow in the sky to show His promise.

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Jesse Tree SymbolsStar:• Symbolizes Abraham.• God chose him to be the

father of the Jewish people.

• God said he would have as many children as stars in the sky.

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Jesse Tree SymbolsMany-Colored Coat:• Symbolizes Joseph.• Jacob had 12 sons. His favorite

was Joseph.• His brothers were jealous. • They sold him to Egypt as a

slave.• He became friends with the

Pharaoh.• He had stored crops so the

Egyptians would not starve.• Jacob sent his sons to ask for

food. Joseph forgave his brothers.

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Jesse Tree Symbols10 Commandments:• Symbolizes Moses.• The Pharaoh made all

Jewish people slaves.• God sent Moses to lead

His people to freedom.• God gave the 10

Commandments to Moses.

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Jesse Tree SymbolsCrown:• Symbolizes King David.• David had been a

shepherd boy.• He grew up a wise and

kind king.• God promised the Savior

would come from King David’s family.

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Hammer:• Symbolizes Joseph,

father of Jesus.• Joseph was chosen by

God to be the foster father of Jesus.

• He was a carpenter who loved Mary and Jesus.

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Jesse Tree Symbols

Flower, rose:• Symbolizes Mary.• God chose Mary to be

the mother of Jesus.

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Jesse Tree Symbols

Chi-Rho:• Symbolizes Jesus Christ.