25 Bible Passages to Read With Your Family This Christmas

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.

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 death bed!

  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 right here on the Snowbird blog. There will be daily commentary, prayers, application points, and family discussion questions to help eqiup you in the noble task of discipling your family. There is no greater calling.