Celebrating Christmas is something a lot of us look forward to each year. After all, this season is a wonderful time to reconnect with friends and family all while expressing your faith. Christmas is not about the presents under the tree, it is about the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is easy to get caught up in the cultural side of the season though. Because of this we should take time to pause and remember why we are celebrating this Christmas season.
Christmas Bible verses are beautiful, heartfelt, and uplifting. These Bible verses are also a great way to share your faith. Scripture has a powerful way to encourage and inspire others into a relationship with God. As you dive deep into the word, you will be reminded of the true joy and peace we have because of Jesus Christ.
Christmas Bible Verses from the Old Testament
The entire Old Testament points to Jesus. Jesus is the Messiah and the fulfillment of prophecy. Not only was his miraculous birth prophetically revealed, but God planned his lineage from the very beginning (Luke 3:34). He is the ultimate sacrifice, the lamb of God, that came to take away our sins. He has come as our High Priest, Prince of Peace, Redeemer, Immanuel.
Genesis 17:19: “But God said, “No. Your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will name him Isaac. I will confirm My covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his future offspring.”
2 Samuel 7:16: “Your house and kingdom will endure before Me forever, and your throne will be established forever.”
Isaiah 7:14: “Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel.”
Isaiah 9:6-7: “For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. The dominion will be vast, and its prosperity will never end. He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and sustain it with justice and righteousness. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will accomplish this.”
Isaiah 11:1: “Then a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit.”
Micah 5:2: “Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small among the clans of Judah; One will come from you to be ruler over Israel for Me. His origin is from antiquity, from eternity.”
Zechariah 9:9: “Rejoice greatly, Daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, Daughter Jerusalem! Look, your King is coming to you; He is righteous and victorious, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
Bible Verses about the Birth of Jesus
The Bible goes into great detail about the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ. His birth is prophesied in the Old Testament and culminates in Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. I hope these Bible verses about the birth of Jesus will help you celebrate the coming of our Savior into the world at this wonderful, joyous time.
Matthew 1:20-21: “But after he had considered these things, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to him in a dream saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins’.”
Matthew 2:11-12: “Entering the house, they saw the child with Mary His mother, and falling to their knees, they worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
Luke 1:31-33: “Now listen: ‘You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will call His name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; and His kingdom will have no end’.”
Luke 2:11: “Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David.”
Galatians 4:4-5: “When the time came to completion, God sent His Son, born of a woman, under the law, to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
Bible Verses about Celebrating Christmas
With all the hustle and bustle of the season, it can be hard to remember why we are celebrating Christmas. Spreading Christmas cheer is about so much more than the gifts under the tree. This time of year we get the joy of celebrating the gift of Jesus. God made good on His promise and kept it. Meditate on these Bible verses and make Jesus the center of your Christmas celebration.
Psalm 33:21: “In Him, our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name.”
John 1:14: “The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
1 Timothy 1:15-17: “This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” – and I am the worst of them. But I received mercy for this reason, so that in me, the worst of them, Christ Jesus might demonstrate His extraordinary patience as an example to those who would believe in Him for eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”
Hebrews 5:9-10: “After He was perfected, He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him, and He was declared by God a high priest in the order of Melchizedek.”
Bible Verses about the Greatest Gift of All
Every generous act and perfect gift is from above (James 1:17). God gave us the greatest gift of all when He sent His Son into the world so that we might have eternal life (John 3:16). Because of this, He has allowed us to be reconciled into a relationship with Him. This was God’s gift of love to us. Rejoice and praise His name for this indescribable gift (2 Corinthians 9:15).
John 1:12-13: “But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God.”
John 10:27-28: “My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish – ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand.”
Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Ephesians 2:8-9: “For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift – not from works so that no one can boast.”
Titus 3:4-7: “But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love from mankind appeared, He saved us – not by works of righteousness that we had done, but according to His mercy – through the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit. He poured out this Spirit on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior so that, having been justified by His grace, we may become heirs with the hope of eternal life.”
1 John 4:10: “Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
1 John 5:11: “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.”
A Christmas Prayer
Thanks be to God for this joyous season. He had a plan all along to send His Son into the world, in human flesh to fulfill His promises. May this Christmas prayer help you express gratitude for Jesus and rejoice in the blessing of His redemption and salvation.
“Lord, I come humbly before you. Thank you for allowing us this opportunity to celebrate the birth of Jesus. I pray for joy in my heart, love to forgive and peace in relationships. Lord, give us the strength of the Holy Spirit to seek You always. You sent Your Son to earth so I might be redeemed. You loved me when I was lost. Help me to share the Gospel message this year with confidence and boldness. I will be eternally grateful for all that you have done for me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
**Verses used in this post were taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible Translation.