Jesse Tree (December 9)

December 9th


Tablets of the Torah

Scripture Reading:

Exodus 19:1-20:21

Main Ideas:

God giving the 10 Commandments at Mt. Sinai.  The Law, the standard none of us can reach, shows us why we need a Savior.

Discussion Questions (these questions were taken The Story of God and Man*):

  1. Did God think that the Israelites would be able to keep His ten commands? (God knew the sinful heart of man, and that there is no one who can perfectly obey His commands.)
  2. Why is it difficult to perfectly obey God’s commands? (All of us are born as sinners, people separated from God, and so we don’t have the ability or strength to please God.)
  3. Why, then, did God give these ten commands? (God gave these commands to reveal His holy character.  God gave these commands to show the people their sinful hearts.  God gave His commands so that people wouldn’t depend on themselves, but would look to God alone to show His mercy and save them from eternal punishment in the Lake of Fire.)

For more information on the tradition of using a Jesse Tree for Advent, please visit this Squidoo page!

For yesterday’s reading, clickhere.

To proceed to December 10th, click here.

For access to all the Jesse Tree readings, click here.

Main Resources used for this Jesse Tree Study:

* Christianity is Jewish

* The Story of God and Man a booklet that goes through “narrations” of scripture, starting at the beginning, and brings you through a biblical worldview while building up the story of our Savior.  Email me at for details about getting a copy.


2 thoughts on “Jesse Tree (December 9)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s