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25 Bible Passages to Read With Your Family This Christmas

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While most of us can sit and focus on God’s Word for long periods, our children can’t. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. This list of abbreviated Bible passages should fit your family context perfectly. Read them together as a family each day in December as you approach Christmas. Then, read the final story of Christ’s birth as you gather around the tree on Christmas morning.

Download the PDF Advent reading list here.

You don’t have to default to kids’ Bibles all the time when your children are young. This is the beauty of God’s Word! It is true and simple enough for children to see the glory of God, yet magnificent enough for the wise scholar to wonder at the mystery. Jesus the God-man came down as a created being in the humblest of circumstances—to rescue us from ourselves.

Don’t miss this beautiful opportunity to start a habit of regular Bible reading with your family. Start now, and don’t stop until you’re on the deathbed!

  1. Hebrews 1:1-4
  2. Isaiah 6:1-7
  3. John 6:35-40, 66-69
  4. John 8:12-18
  5. John 10:11-16
  6. John 11:17-44
  7. Philippians 2:1-11
  8. Luke 19:1-10
  9. John 17:20-26
  10. Romans 5:1-5
  11. Romans 12:9-13
  12. Genesis 3:1-24
  13. Genesis 17:1-8
  14. Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7
  15. Isaiah 11:1-5
  16. Revelation 22:16-17
  17. Matthew 1:1-23
  18. John 1:1-5
  19. John 1:8-17
  20. Luke 1:26-38
  21. Luke 1:46-55
  22. Luke 1:57–66
  23. Luke 1:67-80
  24. Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-7
  25. Luke 2:1-40
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Look for daily Advent study posts on December 1-25 in our media and resource area. There will be daily commentary, prayers, application points, and family discussion questions to help equip you in the noble task of discipling your family. There is no greater calling.

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Let’s stand back and marvel at God’s grace and sovereignty, and focus on God this Christmas. May we join with the angels singing, “Glory to God in the highest” (Luke 2:14).

Join this 25-day Advent journey as we worship Christ and celebrate his coming.

November 8, 2022

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