Look Forward to Christmas with 7 Bible Verses that Point to Jesus

As you look forward to Christmas, reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ with these seven verses from Scripture

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom he is pleased!”

Luke 2:14 GNT

It’s easy to get swept away in the rush before Christmas. The hustle of gift shopping; the long discussions over which side of the family to visit first; the crammed calendars; the hectic workload as you prepare for holiday time off.

And the endless reminders not to lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas!

For centuries, this time of year has been observed by Christians as a celebration of Jesus’s incarnation and birth. It’s a chance to reflect on the story of salvation, which spans the entire Bible and continues to transform lives today.

And it’s still true. Even amid the busyness, you can gain a deeper appreciation for the gift of Jesus by reflecting on what the Bible says about him.

One way to keep your heart focused on the miracle of Christmas is to spend time in God’s Word. You can sign up for our free Advent devotional series and receive Scripture reflections in your email inbox each day until Christmas!

You can also slow down right now and revisit these seven well-known verses that point to Jesus.

Jesus: prophesied centuries before his birth.

“The LORD will still give you proof. A virgin is pregnant; she will have a son and will name him Immanuel.”

Isaiah 7:14 CEV

Jesus: God’s chosen ruler over all the earth.

A child has been born for us.
We have been given a son
who will be our ruler.
His names will be
Wonderful Advisor
and Mighty God,
Eternal Father
and Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6 CEV

Jesus: the King of kings, born in a lowly town in Judah.

“Bethlehem Ephrath, you are one of the smallest towns in the nation of Judah. But the LORD will choose one of your people to rule the nation— someone whose family goes back to ancient times.”

Micah 5:2 CEV

Jesus: the living Word of God.

The Word became a human being and lived here with us. We saw his true glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father.

John 1:14 CEV

Jesus: fully God and fully man.

Then the angel told Mary, “Don’t be afraid! God is pleased with you, and you will have a son. His name will be Jesus.”

Luke 1:30–31 CEV

Jesus: the deliverer of his people.

“Praise the Lord,
the God of Israel!
He has come
to save his people.
Our God has given us
a mighty Savior
from the family
of David his servant.”

Luke 1:68–69 CEV

Jesus: our Savior and Lord.

”This very day in King David’s hometown a Savior was born for you. He is Christ the Lord. You will know who he is, because you will find him dressed in baby clothes and lying on a bed of hay.”

Luke 2:11–12 CEV

Happy Advent and Merry Christmas from American Bible Society! Thank you for engaging in God’s Word with us. To sign up for our free 2023 Advent devotional series, click here.

Keep exploring the miracle of Christmas in God’s Word:

· This Christmas, God Desires to Give You Good Gifts

· 5 Things Christmas Teaches Us About Love

· The Gift You Can Give All Year Long

· 3 Old Testament Passages to Prepare Your Heart for Christmas

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