We celebrate Christmas because Christ alone was God in human flesh, sent from heaven to take away our sins and give us hope for the future. Jesus came to bring us back to God. “We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).
Make Christ the center and the foundation of your life, not just once a year, on Christmas Day, but every day.
Like the wise men, I am overjoyed at Jesus’ birth
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. They came into the house and saw the young child with Mary, his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Opening their treasures, they offered to him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Christ is my Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, and Prince of Peace
For a child is born to us. A son is given to us; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, on David’s throne, and on his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from that time on, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will perform this.
God’s glory filled Christ when He lived as a human like me
The Word became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.
God planned every detail of Jesus’ humble birth
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, being small among the clans of Judah, out of you one will come out to me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings out are from of old, from ancient times.
Mary found favor with God and gave birth to Jesus
The angel said to her, “Don’t be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and shall name him ‘Jesus.’
Jesus’ birth is a sign of God’s faithfulness to all humanity
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin will conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Jesus’ birth means God abides with me
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall give birth to a son. They shall call his name Immanuel,” which is, being interpreted, “God with us.”
I rejoice at the shepherd’s story of their encounter with baby Jesus
When they saw it, they publicized widely the saying which was spoken to them about this child. All who heard it wondered at the things which were spoken to them by the shepherds.
Christmas is joyful, for it means Christ the King came to save me
Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King comes to you! He is righteous, and having salvation; lowly, and riding on a donkey, even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
Jesus Christ is a gift from God
Now thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift!
Giving gifts to those less fortunate is preferable to getting things for myself
In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring you ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’
Jesus came to save sinners: that includes me
The saying is faithful and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first, Jesus Christ might display all his patience for an example of those who were going to believe in him for eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
Jesus will save me from my sins
She shall give birth to a son. You shall name him Jesus, for it is he who shall save his people from their sins.