As a Christian parent, it’s so important that our family prepares for the coming of Christ. The holiday season is already filled with so much joy and excitement, we don’t want Christmas to lose its true meaning. These 25 Advent Bible Verses for Kids, will help you to create your own 25 Days to Christmas countdown.
Now that my oldest daughter is beginning to understand a little more, we really wanted to encourage her faith in Jesus. This past Christmas it became very apparent how quickly a Christ-centered Christmas could get overlooked by all the “fun” things that this holiday brings.
That’s when my husband and I decided to look at a verse every night with our daughter, to prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus!
The BEST Advent Bible Verses for Kids
I’ve compiled all the Bible Verses that will prepare our hearts for this special day. You will find that they are in no particular order and there are more than 25. I hope that these Advent Bible Verses for Kids will encourage your family to keep Christ at the center, this holiday season!
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First, we are going to look at Bible Verses for advent in the New Testament. Most of these are very applicable to this sweet season!
1. John 1:9
"The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world."
2. John 12:46
"I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness."
2. Galatians 4:4-5
"But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship."
3. John 1:10
"He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him."
4. Luke 1:26-38 (The Christmas Story Of Luke)
I have decided to read these over several days, so our children get the full picture of Jesus’ coming! I did not quote this whole passage here, simply becuase it’s so long. Rather I focused on parts that seemed the most important.
“God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth”
“The virgin’s name was Mary.”
“The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
“Mary was greatly troubled”
“But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. “
“He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.“
5. Matthew 1:18-21
"This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[a]: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
6. Luke 2:4-7
"So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them."
7. Luke 2:14
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
8. 1 John 5:11
"And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son."
9. John 3:16
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
10. John 1:14
"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."
12. 2 Corinthians 9:15
"Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!"
Now, let’s look at Bible Verses for Advent in the Old Testament. This reminds me of what it must have been like for the people who were waiting for Jesus’ coming. I love this view and thought!!
13. Isaiah 7:14
"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel."
14. Isaiah 9:6
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
15. Jeremiah 23:5
“The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will raise up for David[a] a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land."
16. Jeremiah 33:14-16
“‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah. “‘In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. This is the name by which it will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior.’
17. Zechariah 9:9
"Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey."
18. Psalm 72:11
"May all kings bow down to him and all nations serve him."
19. Psalm 34:8
“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”
4 Tips on How to Use Advent Bible Verses for Kids
There are so many ways to incorporate Bible Verses into advent for your kids. Here are some tips on how to use it:
- Download a printable Advent Countdown to Christmas Calendar!
- Use a translation that’s age-appropriate. For toddlers, the International Children’s Bible is awesome!!
- Have your elf on the shelf hold the verse!
- Stuff them into your Nativity Advent Hanging Calendar
During this special season, it’s important to keep Christ at the center. By including daily advent Bible Verses for kids, we teach them about why Christmas is so important along with sharing this beautiful story of Jesus’ birth. I hope these verses encourage your sweet kiddos.
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