Catholic Activity: Jesse Tree, Day 5 — Abraham
Symbols: Torch, Sword, Mountain, Tent, Stars
For my part, here is my covenant with you: you are to become the father of a multitude of nations. No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I am making you the father of a multitude of nations. (Genesis 17:4-5)
Abraham is our father in faith. He is the man of faith and patriarch of Israel with whom God made a covenant which promised him land in which to live and many descendants, a great people for whom the Lord would be their God. Through Abraham God formed the people to whom he would later give the law by revelation through Moses. With the advent of Christ, the people of Israel would serve as the root to which the Gentiles would be grafted by their coming to believe.
Recommended Scripture Readings:
- Genesis 12:1-7
- Genesis 15:1-6
- Genesis 17:4-6
- Genesis 21:3-5
- Isaiah 51:2
- Hebrews 11:8
- Romans 4:19
The entire account of Abraham is found in Genesis 11:26--25:18.
Selections from The Catechism of the Catholic Church:
- CCC 59-61 Revelation: In the beginning God makes himself known
- CCC 145-147 Abraham—"Father of all who believe"
- CCC 163-165 Witnesses of Faith
- CCC 705-706 The Spirit of the Promise
- CCC 1077-1083 The Father—Source and Goal of the Liturgy
- CCC 1716 The Beatitudes
- CCC 2570-2573 God's promise and the prayer of Faith
Printable PDF Jesse Tree guide: The Jesse Tree: Advent 2022
Activity Source: Original Text (JGM) by Jennifer Gregory Miller, © Copyright 2003-2022 by Jennifer Gregory Miller