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20 Inspirational Bible Verses for Your Christmas Cards This Year

( [email protected] ) Dec 12, 2014 05:17 PM EST
As you finish up your Christmas cards this year, you might want to consider adding in an inspirational and timely Biblical quote to your usual holiday message. Not only will it add a bit more of a personal touch to each card, but it will also show the ones you love that you recognize Jesus as the reason for the season.
"Adoration of the Shepherds" by Gerald van Honthorst, 1622

As you finish up your Christmas cards this year, you might want to consider adding in an inspirational and timely Biblical quote to your usual holiday message. Not only will it add a bit more of a personal touch to each card, but it will also show the ones you love that you recognize Jesus as the reason for the season.

We've compiled a list of our top 20 Christmas Bible quotes, in no particular order, for you to use in this year's cards. These passages are meant to show that Jesus is our gift from God, just as we represent by giving earthly gifts during Christmas. Enjoy!

1. "And the angel said to them, 'Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.'" - Luke 2:10

2. "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

3. "When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy." - Matthew 2:10

4. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16

5. "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!" - Luke 2:14

6. "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

7. "But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life." - Titus 3:4-7

8. "She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." - Matthew 1:21

9. "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

10. "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

11. "Jesus said to them, 'If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me.'" - John 8:42

12. "And the angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.'" - Luke 1:30-31

13. "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 6:23

14. "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." James 1:17

15. "Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift." - 2 Corinthians 9:15

16. ""The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life." - 1 Timothy 1:15-16

17. "And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh." - Matthew 2:11

18. "Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men." - Philippians 2:5-7

19. "Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey." - Zechariah 9:9

20. "And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son." - 1 John 5:11