10 Powerful Christmas Verses About the Meaning of Christmas

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Here are 10 powerful Christmas Bible verses about the true meaning of Christmas.

“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” (Isaiah 9:6).

Today is not a peaceful world. It’s full of wars, rumors of wars, famine, violence and natural disasters, but only the Prince of Peace can bring true and lasting peace. Mankind cannot save itself from itself. It will take the strong arm of the Lord for this to happen, but for such a purpose Jesus came into the world…even as a babe.

“And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God” (Luke 1:35).

We know it was the Holy Spirit Who came upon Mary because Jesus had no earthly father. Our Lord was born through the Spirit of God which conceived Jesus in Mary, thus Jesus had no part of the sinful nature of mankind which had been passed on through Adam.

“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” (John 1:14).

Jesus came in the flesh to save those who are in the flesh. He became Man to save man. The Apostle John saw this glory as Jesus dwelt among the disciples. He was God and is God (John 1:1-2), but humbled Himself and entered into human flesh.

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“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).

Who was this child born for? It was “unto you” (plural), meaning for us too. Jesus, even from the beginning, was called the Christ (Messiah) and the Lord, but also the Savior. None other can make such claims.

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14).

This sign was unmistakable, for never in human history had a virgin bore a child, and this child’s name tells us that He is to be Immanuel, meaning God with us. Jesus is with us too if we’ve trusted in Him. That’s what Christmas is all about; Jesus…with us…to save us. Oh Immanuel.

“Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “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” (Matt 2:1-2).

Jesus BirthdayWise men still seek the King of kings and Lord of lords. The wisdom from above is in the Person of Christ Himself. He is wisdom personified (John 1:14, 14:6).

“And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth” (Luke 1:14).

What joy and gladness ought we to have since Jesus came into the world to save us from the wrath of God, bearing upon Himself what was due us. That makes me glad…very glad! It fills me with joy…the joy at His birth to give us a second birth (John 3:3-7).

“But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days” (Micah 5:2).

Bethlehem means “house of bread” and that is where the Bread of Life was born into human flesh (John 6:35). Make no mistake about it; He has always existed, but not ever did God enter into human flesh until Jesus.

“She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins” (Matt 1:21).

Jesus’ name describes what He does; He saves! More specifically, He saves people from their sins when they trust in Him. Mary and Joseph had no choice in the matter; He was to be called Jesus because that’s what He came to do; to seek and to save the lost (Luke 19:10).

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased” (Luke 2:14)!

Here’s the final point of all the Bible verses…“Glory to God in the highest…” Jesus showed us what God is like in human flesh and they beheld His glory. If we know about Jesus, we know about the Father (John 14:7-11), because to know more about what Jesus is like is to know more about what the Father is like.


Let me ask you. Have you put your trust in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ? If that has not happened yet my friend, you are in real danger of hell fire. And I mean, in immediate danger! You are one breath, one heartbeat…one accident away from eternity when it will be too late to repent; either Jesus comes back again as your Savior or He comes back as your Judge. This is why today is the day of salvation (2 Cor 6:2), because tomorrow is no guarantee. If Jesus Christ were to come today, here is what is in store for you (Matt 7:21-23). This is exactly the reason why I plead with you to repent and believe the gospel. Put your trust in Jesus Christ. If you do not, you will face God’s judgment after death guaranteed (Heb 9:27) or at Jesus Christ’s appearance (Rev 20:12-15), which could happen at any moment.

Here is some related reading for you: Why I Celebrate Christmas

Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), Crossway Bibles. (2007). ESV: Study Bible: English standard version. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Bibles. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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