Christians across the world use Christmas as a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. But too many times, the holiday becomes more about what we can receive or the gifts we need to buy for our loved ones. When this happens, we forget the reason for the season. Meditating on Christmas Bible verses is a great way to prepare our hearts to remember the birth of our Savior.
What Does Christmas Mean Bible Verse
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The Christmas holiday was not celebrated until about 300 years after Jesus’ death, therefore, there will no references to Christmas in the Bible. However, there are a lot of Bible verses that talk about the birth of Jesus. The coming of the Messiah was first promised in Genesis 3:15, centuries before Jesus was born.
“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:15 ESV
The true meaning of Christmas may be found in that verse: Jesus was sent to humanity to save us from our sins. He defeated the devil and gave us victory over sin. Through Christ, we are reconciled with our Heavenly Father.
Christmas Bible Verses
Christmas verses permeate the Bible from Old Testament to New Testament. As you celebrate Christmas this year, spend some time reading and studying what the Bible has to say about the birth of your Savior.
Christmas Verses that Prophesy About the Messiah
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 ESV
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9 ESV
I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3 ESV
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 ESV
“On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.” Zechariah 13:1 ESV
“And a Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who turn from transgression,” declares the Lord. “And as for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord: “My Spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children’s offspring,” says the Lord, “from this time forth and forevermore.” Isaiah 59:20-21 ESV
There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. Isaiah 11:1 ESV
But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days. Micah 5:2 ESV
Christmas Bible Verses in the New Testament
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 ESV
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11 ESV
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 ESV
And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 1 John 5:11 ESV
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). Matthew 1:23 ESV
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” Luke 1:32-33 ESV
Christmas Bible Verses that Confirm Jesus as the Messiah
He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). John 14:6 ESV
The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.” John 4:25-26 ESV
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 ESV
Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 16:13-17 ESV
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” Revelation 22:16 ESV
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. Galatians 4:4-5 ESV
3 Ways to Share Christmas Verses with Others
Many believers have friends or acquaintances who do not know the Lord or who have not yet accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Christmas is a great time to share the good news of salvation. Here are 3 ways to share Christmas Bible verses with others:
1. Share Christmas verses on social media. Bible verses about the Messiah are a great way to remind people about the hope of Christmas.
2. Consider using Christmas Bible verses for cards. Many people send greeting cards during the holiday and sometimes it’s hard to find the right words. Include your favorite Christmas verse in the cards you and your family send out this holiday.
The beauty of sharing Christmas Bible verses in this manner is that there are so many wonderful verses about the Messiah that you have many options to choose from.
3. Design a teeshirt. A great way to share Christmas verses with family and friends is to have them printed on a teeshirt.
The Hope of Christmas Verses
For some, the holidays bring sadness and depression. Maybe because they had lost a loved one or their circumstances are less than ideal which makes that time of year especially difficult. But regardless of our circumstances, we can hope in Jesus.
As you celebrate the birth of the Savior, remember that the joy of Christmas is one that we can share with others.
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