A lot of us are pretty familiar with the idea of saying grace before meals, and while this is very important to do on Christmas, how about going a step further and actually doing a reading from the Bible or preparing a mini sermon?
Christmas Bible Verses
Reinforcing the importance of Jesus in this holiday is very important, especially with the younger generations who are slowly drifting away from the very thoughts of religion. You can do so by simply reading a few Christmas Bible verses before opening presents or going face-first into that big plate of food!
Not only are Christmas Bible verses suitable for readings and sermons, but they also make the perfect material for Christmas cards if you plan on making your own! Let’s not forget about Bible trivia, which is the perfect game to play on Christmas!
Here’s some Bible verses to use for anything Christmas-related:
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “ ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.’ ” Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.
Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Be sure to finish your reading with “Can I get an AMEN?!” to make sure everyone is paying attention, then go around the room as ask them what the Bible verse meant to them. It’s a great way to get everyone involved while keeping Christ in Christmas!