Christmas is one of the most beautiful times to celebrate our faith during the year. But there are so many things to do during the busy Christmas season, it’s easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas–that God came to earth to save us from our sins.
Between shopping, wrapping and making sure our little angels and shepherds have their haloes and sticks, we lose sight of the miracle. Incorporating these Christmas Bible verses into your holiday, and even into Christmas cards, can add joy and peace to a stressful time.
What Are Good Bible Verses for Christmas?
There are Bible verses that we automatically associate with Christmas. Verses that refer to Jesus’ birth, or the angels. We’ll talk more about those in a minute.
But there are many verses that we can read and share during the Christmas season that isn’t so common. Good Bible verses for Christmas can be any verse that draws our minds to the miracles that happened on that first Christmas. It can be any verse that reminds us of the miracle of Jesus’ coming.
I particularly love verses that include prophecies about Jesus’ birth. These beautiful Bible verses are reminders to us that God had a plan for our redemption for many years before Jesus came. How wonderful to know that God loved us, and sent His Son on that Christmas night so long ago!
What Bible Verse Gives You Joy?
As Christians, we are able to experience God’s joy at any time of year. But at Christmas, we want to pass on that joy to others, and the Bible is full of verses to help.
At Christmas, the Bible verses that give me joy are the ones that remind me why Jesus came to earth. Giving gifts is such a major part of our holiday celebrations. Jesus was given as our gift, and that is the reason we celebrate.
There was so much joy that very first Christmas! In Luke 1, we read of Elizabeth’s joy when Mary told her she was pregnant with the Son of God. Not only was she full of joy, but her baby, John, leaped for joy inside her womb! (Luke 1:41-45)
The angels rejoiced when they visited the shepherds. In Luke 2 we read, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy…”
A few verses later, the shepherds joined in, “glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen...”
Just reading these happy Bible verses brings joy to my heart at Christmas!
What do you say on a religious Christmas card?
I love getting Christmas cards and seeing the messages people include. I’m always surprised at the cute phrases and photos people add.
But my absolute favorites are cards with Bible verses. Bible verses on Christmas cards are a subtle reminder that even in the middle of all the madness (and yes, stress) of Christmas, we are celebrating our Savior.
You don’t need to include a full verse on your card. Even a snippet of a Christmas Bible verse is beautiful.
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Christmas Bible Verses for Cards
So, what verses can you use on a Christmas card? There are so many great choices. You may choose to use the entire verse, or just a part. Either way, sharing Bible verses at Christmas time is a powerful way to spread the Gospel and the love of God.
People who may never listen to a witness, read the Bible or talk about Christ any other time during the year, will listen to the Christmas story. Plus, these verses can offer encouragement to Christian’s hearts, too.
Bible Verses about Christmas
Need to find the perfect Bible verse for your Christmas cards? Here are nine KJV Christmas Bible verses that you can use! Remind others of God’s love and the true reason we celebrate Christmas.
Isaiah 9:2–The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
I love this verse, because it reminds me of the song, “O Holy Night.”
“A thrill of hope. The weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.”
How wonderful to imagine a world that lay in darkness and hopelessness, until that moment when the baby Jesus was born. No wonder the angels were so excited to see it!
Isaiah 9:6–For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 7:14–Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
John 1:14– And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
This is not a traditional Christmas verse. But it’s a beautiful reminder that God Himself became flesh, and was born to live among us.
Luke 2:7–And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Matthew 1:21–And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Matthew 2:11–And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
John 3:16–For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
James 1:15–Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Short Christmas Bible Verses
Maybe you’re like me, and sending photo cards is more your style. Long Bible verses don’t usually fit on the 4×6 or 5×7 surface of a photo card. Here are five short Christmas Bible verses that you can easily fit on a small card.
Luke 1:68–Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people.
Matthew 2:10–When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
Luke 2:11–For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:14–Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
2 Corinthians 9:15–Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
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Bible Verses about the Meaning of Christmas
If you ask multiple people what they think is the meaning of Christmas, you’ll probably get several different answers. Some will say it is about giving, or peace on earth, or spending time with family members you only see once a year.
While all of those might be great bonuses of the season, none of them is the true meaning of Christmas. Check out these nine verses that tell us what the meaning of Christmas really is.
1 Timothy 1:15–This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
Ephesians 2:8–For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Galatians 4:4-5: But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Philippians 2:6-8–Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Titus 3:4-5–But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Christmas Bible Verses for Kids
I am a firm believer that children can memorize Bible verses, Yes, even KJV Bible verses! Bible verses for kids don’t need to come from a special Bible, use shortened words, or even have over-simplified messages.
Christmas Bible verses for kids should help kids understand the meaning of Christmas, Jesus’ love for them, and the gift God gave us.
When it comes to kids Bible verses, I like to use shorter verses, or choose parts of longer verses for them. Of course, as they get older, they can learn longer portions of Scripture and even whole passages.
If you have younger children in your home, use these six shorter versions of Christmas verses to share the good news of Christ with them this season.
Isaiah 9:6a–For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:
Matthew 1:21a–And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS:
Matthew 2:11c–They presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
John 3:16a–For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son.
James 1:15a–Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.
1 Timothy 1:15b–Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
We are all so busy during the Christmas season. It’s so easy to let the opportunity to think or talk about Christ pass us by.
Having a list of Christmas Bible verses on-hand is an easy way to spread joy and hope during December. Ask God to give you chances to share His Word this season, whether on your Christmas card, with your children, or with a stranger sitting next to you at the Christmas play. After all, that’s the true meaning of Christmas!
Lyndsie is a Christian, wife and stay-at-home mom to two boys. She loves Jesus, books, quilts, and coffee…not necessarily in that order. She writes about faith, homemaking and motherhood at Not Just a Stay-at-Home Mom. Read more HERE.