3 Old Testament Christmas Verses
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given…. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small..out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel.”Micah 5:2
Did you know that these verses were written long before Jesus was born? In fact, these verses are part of a wider group of prophecies that speak about the birth of Jesus. Consequently, some theologians maintain that the birth of Christ is prophesied over 300 times in the Old Testament.
Why not meditate on the perfect plan of God today? Think about how He inspired His prophets hundreds of years before Jesus birth to proclaim his coming. And how He is putting everything together for your good right now.
2 Christmas Verses from the book of Matthew
The book of Matthew kicks off the New Testament and is the opening book of the synoptic gospels. In fact, it contains geneologies that trace Jesus’s family tree all the way back to the book of Genesis. Why not meditate on how God has planned your life from beginning to end? Consequentially, think about how He walks with you every step of the way through His Holy Spirit.?
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.” Matthew 1:21
“And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary, his mother, and they fell down and worshipped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” Matthew 2:11
13 Christmas Verses from the book of Luke
“And the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive…and you shall call his name Jesus.'” Luke 1:30–31
“The angel answered her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, therefore, the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.'” Luke 1:35
“And Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.’ ” Luke 1:38
“Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord..for behold, from now on, all generations will call me blessed.'” Luke 1:46–48
“And Joseph also went up from Galilee to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem.” Luke 2:4
“And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not.. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.'” Luke 2:10–11
More Christmas Verses from Luke
“And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.'” Luke 2:10
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11
“And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:12
“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!'” Luke 2:13-14
“And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.” Luke 2:20
5 Christmas Verses from the book of John
John was one of Jesus closest friends on earth. He writes prophetically and uses emotive and illustrative language to describe Jesus importance. Jesus is the light of the world and also our light to live by. Why not ask Him to illuminate the right paths for you to walk on today?
“In him was life, and the life was the light of men.” John 1:4
“The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.” John 1:9
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us..full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” John 3:17
3 Christmas Verses from the new testament letters
In these three verses written by the Apostle Paul, he explains the significance of Jesus in the plan of God.
“And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” Philippians 2:8
“But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us..” Titus 3:4-5
“God sent forth his Son, born of woman…so that we might receive adoption as sons.” Galatians 4:4-5
Here, The Apostle Paul helpfully unpacks the significance of Jesus life on earth. He reminds us that Almighty God is pleased to involve ordinary humans like us in His sovereign plan.
Ask Him to show you His plans for your life today. Know that His ways are perfect and that Jesus, the Savior of the World, will walk with you every step of the way.