Christmas Bible Readings

Posted: November 24, 2010 by pastorerichann in Bible Studies / Helps, PastorEricHann
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Sometimes it’s a challenge to attempt to read the “Christmas Story” in the Bible while gaining a sense of the chronological order of events. Although Bible students remain a bit hazy about some of the finer points of the chronological order, I consider the following list of sections of scripture to be a helpful tool. You can even read this daily for a 23 day time period on your own or with your family. God bless you and yours this season – – Pastor Eric

December Family Bible Readings

Day #1 – Zacharias and Elizabeth (Luke 1:5-7)

Day #2 – Announcement (Gabriel) to Zacharias about John the Baptist’s birth (Luke 1:8-23)

Day #3 – Conception of John the Baptist (Luke 1:24-25)

Day #4 – Announcement (Gabriel) to Mary about Jesus’ birth (Luke 1:26-38)

Day #5 – Mary’s visit to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-45)

Day #6 – Mary’s song (Luke 1:46-55)

Day #7 – Mary lives with Elizabeth 3 months (Luke 1:56)

Day #8 – Announcement to Joseph (“angel of the Lord” in a dream) (Matt. 1:18-23)

Day #9 – Joseph’s obedience (w/ a general statement about Jesus’ birth) (Matt. 1:24-25)

Day #10 – Birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:57-66)

Day #11 – Prophecy of Zacharias (Luke 1:67-79)

Day #12 – John grows up (general statement about John growing up) (Luke 1:80)

Day #13 – Birth of Jesus (Luke 2:1-7)

Day #14 – Announcement to the shepherds (and “angel” – then a “multitude/host”) (Luke 2:8-20)

Day #15 – Circumcision of Jesus (Luke 2:21)

Day #16 – Jesus presented in the temple (Luke 2:22-24)

Day #17 – Simeon’s prophecy in the temple (Luke 2:25-35)

Day #18 – Anna’s prophecy in the temple (Luke 2:36-38)

Day #19 – Visit of the Wise Men (Matt. 2:1-12)

Day #20 – Flight to Egypt (angel told Joseph in a dream) until Herod’s death (Matt. 2:13-15)

Day #21 – Herod slays two and under in Bethlehem (Matt. 2:16-18)

Day #22 – Return from Egypt (Dream: Herod is dead; fear of Archelaus – dream); Return to Nazareth (Matt. 2:19-23)

Day #23 – Jesus grows up in Nazareth (Luke 2:39-40)

(Luke 2:39 is a verse likely referring generally to Jesus ending up with Joseph/Mary in Nazareth and growing up there)

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