Christmas is perhaps the time of year, other than Resurrection Sunday, when the world focuses most on the birth of Jesus Christ, His purpose for coming to earth, and the reason we celebrate the season. This is a time of year when many may be more receptive to hearing about our faith, while others need the encouragement our faith offers us. Whether you’re making homemade Christmas ornaments for the tree, or wanting encouraging Christmas Bible Verses for cards, I’m sure one of these will suit the need perfectly.
15 Bible verses about the true meaning of Christmas:
- “And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21 NLT).
- “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God with us.’ (Matthew 1:23 NLT).
- “They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11 NLT).
- “‘Don’t be afraid, Mary,’ the angel told her, ‘for you have found favor with God!’” (Luke 1:30 NLT).
- “You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!” (Luke 1:31-33 NLT).
- “The angel replied, ‘The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God” (Luke 1:35 NLT).
- “but the angel reassured them. ‘Don’t be afraid!’ he said. ‘I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people’” (Luke 2:10 NLT).
- “The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth lying in a manger” (Luke 2:11-12 NLT).
- “Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven– praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.’ They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger” (Luke 2:13-16 NLT).
- “He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:10-12).
- “So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son” (Luke 1:14 NLT).
- “And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life” (1 John 5:11-12 NLT).
- “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government rest on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6 NLT).
- “His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!” (Isaiah 9:7 NLT).
- “When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sings, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. Because of his grace he made us right in his sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life” (Titus 3:4-7 NLT).
8 Encouraging Bible Verses that remind someone of God’s Presence
- “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV).
- “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17 NIV).
- “With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us to fight our battles” (2 Chronicles 32:8 NIV).
- “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9 NIV).
- “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10 NIV).
- “I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord” (Psalm 40:1-3 NLT).
- “The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress” (Psalm 46:11 NIV).
- “Gabriel appeared to her and said, ‘Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!’” (Luke 1:28 NLT).
7 Encouraging Bible Verses to remind someone to stay strong
- “The Lord gave this command to Joshua son of Nun: ‘Be strong and courageous, for you will bring the Israelites into the land I promised them on oath, and I myself will be with you’” (Deuteronomy 31:23 NIV).
- “Be strong, and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. The Lord will do what is good in his sight” (2 Samuel 10:12 NIV).
- “The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation” (Psalm 118:14 NIV).
- “Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed,” he said. “Peace! Be strong now; be strong.” When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Speak, my lord, since you have given me strength” (Daniel 10:19 NIV).
- “I can do all things through him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13 NIV).
- “Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith; be courageous, be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV).
- “May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones” (1 Thessalonians 3:13 NIV).
4 Bible Verses to encourage living in God’s peace
- “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you” (Isaiah 26:3 NIV).
- “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful” (Colossians 3:15 NIV).
- “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27 NIV).
- “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33 NIV).
8 Encouraging Bible Verses that fight against worry, fear, or anxiety
- “Joshua said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. This is what the Lord will do to all the enemies you are going to fight” (Joshua 10:25 NIV).
- “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished” (1 Chronicles 28:20 NIV).
- “Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it” (Ezra 10:4 NIV).
- “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken” (Psalm 16:8 NIV).
- “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1 NIV).
- “God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ So we say with confidence, “’he Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?’” (Hebrews 13:5-6 NIV).
- “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV).
- “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18 NIV).
3 Bible Verses for those needing direction
- “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord” (Psalm 27:13-14 NIV).
- “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV).
- “He replied, ‘Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you’” (Matthew 17:20 NIV).
9 Bible Verses to encourage someone to hold onto hope and trust God
- “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation” (Isaiah 12:2 NIV).
- “Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord” (Psalm 31:24 NIV).
- “They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord” (Psalm 112:7 NIV).
- “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).
- “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope” (Romans 15:4 NIV).
- “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13 NIV).
- “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9 NIV).
- “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand” (Ephesians 6:13 NIV).
- “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV).
What’s your favorite Bible verse to write in Christmas cards? We’d love to hear in the comments below.
For other Bible Verses that offer encouragement see:
- Who God Says You Are: 17 Scriptures About Our True Identity
- Never Alone: 15 Bible Verses When You Feel Alone
- Your Best Weapon: 11 Scriptures that Fight the Enemy’s Lies
- Whose Opinion Counts? 20 Bible Verses that Define Your Worth
- 16 Bible Verses that Prove God’s Character is Trustworthy
- 7 Bible Verses for Difficult Times
- 10 Bible Verses for Hope and Healing
- 15 Bible Verses When You Need Peace
- 15 Bible Verses on Disappointment, Discouragement and Frustration
- 10 Bible Verses When Depressed
- 10 Scriptures When You Need Healing