Christmas is celebrated annually by some Christians to commemorate the Savior’s birth. But it’s not without controversy. There are those who refuse to celebrate Christmas because of its history and the commercialism of the day.
A Christmas Bible study can bring some clarity to this often murky topic. A Bible study on what the Bible says about Jesus’ birth is a great way to prepare your heart to acknowledge and celebrate the birth of your Savior.
Why Do A Christmas Bible Study?
It’s easy to get drawn into debates about whether or not Jesus was born in December. The truth is no one knows when Jesus Christ was born.
But, our Savior was born. He left heaven behind to come to earth, born of a virgin. He lived a perfect life and died for our sins. His sacrifice is worth being acknowledged and so is His birth. A Christmas Bible study is a great way to focus on the Savior.
We get to spend time marveling at the fact that the Creator of all things was once a helpless baby seemingly dependent on His earthly parents. A Bible study of the Christmas story reminds us of the joy people felt when the Messiah was born.
So let’s put aside our differences in opinion over the actual date of Jesus’ birth and get to the true meaning of Christmas.
What Do Christians Learn from the Christmas Story?
The story of Christmas is one that is familiar to most Christians. God promised that the whole world would be blessed through one of the descendants of Abraham (Genesis 12:3).
At the God-appointed time, baby Jesus was born of a virgin. But His birth was not without difficulties. King Herod, the ruling tetrarch at the time, wanted to kill Him. The small family had to flee but eventually returned to their homeland when Herod died.
The Christmas story is a reminder that God keeps His promises. But He does it in His time, not ours.
The Christmas story tells us about the great love God has for all humanity. He wants to save us so badly that even His life is not too much of a sacrifice to save us.
The Christmas story reminds us that God is always willing to fight for those who are obedient to Him.
What is a good Bible verse for Christmas?
There are many great verses that highlight the story of Jesus’ birth, but if I had to choose one, it would be this one,
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2:11 NIV
If you were to do a Christmas Bible study using a single verse as a starting point, it would be that one. That sentence sums up who Jesus is, tells us a bit about His birth and ancestry, and tells you why we should care.
An in-depth study of Luke 2:11 would take you back to the covenant promise made with Abraham and the prophecies told about the Messiah. It would remind you why the virgin birth is important and the impact it should have on your life even now.
What book in the Bible explains Christmas?
If you have never read the account of Jesus’ birth, you may wonder where the story is found. The Christmas story is found in Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2.
I would encourage you this Christmas to go through both accounts and do a thorough Bible study as it’s important for us to remember that Jesus died for our sins.
Christmas Bible Study Questions
Okay, so I hope have reminded you of the importance of doing a Christmas Bible study, but what if you don’t have time to do an in-depth study all by yourself?
I’ve got you. Download the free 7-day Christmas Bible study and spend some time remembering the birth of your Savior.
Christmas Trivia Game Printable
Answering questions about Christmas can be fun! I have designed a 78 question Christmas trivia game printable that’s perfect for you and your family.
This game will help to reinforce what you had learned during the Christmas Bible study while allowing you and your family to have fun at the same time.
Remember the True Meaning of Christmas
If we put away all the commercialism and the murkiness of its history, we can admit that Christians celebrate Christmas for one reason: to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Let’s not get distracted by a debate on the exact date of Jesus’ birth. Instead, let’s focus on what the Bible has to say about the Messiah. Let us celebrate the birth of a Savior who died to save the world from its sins.
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