As we strive to keep the Christ in Christmas amid a very consumer-oriented culture, here are 10 Bible verses we should take seriously and center in our hearts as we celebrate the gift of Christ this season. Merry Christmas from Project Inspired!
1. Isaiah 9:6: “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.”
2. John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
3. John 1:14: “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.”
4. 2 Corinthians 9:7: “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
5. John 3:17: “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
6. Acts 20:35: “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way, we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”
7. Matthew 2:2: “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
8. Luke 2:13-14: “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.'”
9. Matthew 1:21: “She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
10. Philippians 2:8-10: “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….”
What does Christmas mean to you? Comment below!