10 Bible Passages To Read This Season Beyond The Christmas Story
When we think of passages of the Bible to read around Christmas time, most of us immediately gravitate towards Matthew and Luke. These books feature the Christmas story in its entirety, and they do a great job of reminding us of the true meaning of this season. However, we often forget that there are passages about our Savior, the prophecies He fulfilled, and the everlasting hope He brought to the world sprinkled all throughout the Bible.
Do you want to deepen your appreciation of the Messiah this Christmas? Check out the 10 passages below and be reminded of the prophecies and promises God fulfilled by sending His Son, and how Christ’s arrival changed eternity for us all.
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call Him Immanuel.“
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over His kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.”
“The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
“For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
1 Timothy 1: 15-17
“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in Him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!'”
“The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him. He came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive Him. Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”
“But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.”
Whether you can recite the story by heart or have never read it before, the story of Christ’s arrival is beautiful passage to read and then reread as we take time to reflect this season on the greatest gift God has ever given us: His Son. Here’s where to read about Jesus’ birth.Where You Can Read The Christmas Story In The Bible