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Christian Christmas Resources

Free online resources based on the Biblical story of Christmas. Celebrated on December 25th, this story can be found in the Bible in the books of Matthew and Luke. See below for links to sermons, songs, stories and entertaining sites for the Christmas story.

That night some shepherds were in the fields outside the village, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terribly frightened, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news of great joy for everyone! The Savior — yes, the Messiah, the Lord — has been born tonight in Bethlehem, the city of David! And this is how you will recognize him: You will find a baby lying in a manger, wrapped snugly in strips of cloth!” – Luke 2:8-12 <NLT>

Christmas – Summary

What do angels, a baby, a star, three kings and shepherds have in common? They are all images we associate with one of the most exciting holidays, Christmas. This is the day we celebrate the arrival of God’s Son on the earth. He entered the world, not as a mighty king as expected, but as a little baby born in a stable. The Word had become flesh and would dwell among us. Since that day, the world has never been the same.

For the secular world, Christmas is about a fat guy in a red suit distributing gifts. But God gave the greatest gift ever given – himself, that very first Christmas.

Christmas in 2013 is celebrated on Wenesday, December 25th. The other important events of the Christmas season include:

Advent – (11/28-12/24) Preparation for Christ’s arrival.
Christmas Eve – (12/24) The Night Before Christmas.
Christmas Day – (12/25) Celebration of the birth of Jesus.
The Twelve Days of Christmas – (12/25-1/5) Twelve days starting Christmas night until the day before Epiphany.

Epiphany – (1/6) Also known as Three Kings’ Day celebrates the visit of the Magi.

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, wise men from the east arrived unexpectedly in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” — Matthew 2:1-2 <HCSB>

Read the Christmas story in five popular translations – AMP, KJV, HCSB, NIV, The Message:

Birth of Jesus

Matthew 1 – Genealogy and birth of Jesus .

Matthew 2 – Visit of the Magi and escape to Egypt.

Luke 1 – The birth of John and the conception of Jesus.

Luke 2 – The birth of Jesus, shepherds visit and early years.

Read the Old Testament Prophecies About the Birth of Jesus

Genesis 3:1549:10Deuteronomy 18:15-19 – General prophecies of the coming Messiah.

Genesis 9:2612:317:2128:1449:8Isaiah 11:1Jeremiah 23:5 – Genealogical prophecies of Jesus’ birth.

Isaiah 7:14 – Virgin birth foretold named Immanuel (God with us).

Micah 5:2 – Bethlehem would be the birthplace.

Psalm 72:10-11 – Kings will present him gifts.

Jeremiah 31:15 – The massacre of Bethlehem’s children.

Hosea 11:1 – The escape to Egypt.

Check out all the wonderful Christian content linked below and learn more about the Christmas story.

Children’s Bible Stories – Scriptures and Adaptations of the Christmas Story

The Christmas Story – The Christmas story from the Bible written in easy to understand language.

The Birth Of Christ – The Birth of Christ from Luke

Mary, Gabriel & the Birth Of Jesus – The angel Gabriel announces to Mary of the birth of God’s son, Jesus.

Mary Gives Birth to Jesus – A story of Christmas based on Luke 1:26-2:20.

The Birth Of Jesus – Pictorial Explanation of the Birth of Jesus or the Christmas story from the Bible, with helpful comments

God Becomes Man – Illustrated story of Christmas from the Bible

Children’s Stories – Original Fiction Based on the Christmas Story

Heli, The Star Of Bethlehem – A little star’s faith in God is rewarded when she is selected to be the Christmas star and announce Jesus’ birth.

Spinaker – Tells the story of the tree that was made into the manger. Adapted from “A Tale of Three Trees”.

Kirsi, The Little Lost Lamb – The story of a lamb’s determined search to find baby Jesus. Includes links to a Bible lesson and poem based on the story.

Mette’s Christmas Miracle – A little sparrow has the faith to save her small flock during a terrible Norwegian winter.

The Best Christmas Gift – Boris, a little black cat, learns the true meaning of Christmas. One in a series of online Boris Kitty Stories.

The Three Camels – A story about the camels that carried the Magi to see Jesus. Includes links to a Bible lesson based on the story.

Children’s Activities, Crafts, Coloring Pages, Music, Plays & Poetry for the Christmas Story

Jesus & Mary Coloring Book, Bible Study and Mary’s Treasure Parent’s Guide

Christmas Coloring Pages – Several online and printable coloring pages including Mary, angels, animals, the Nativity, and the Wise Men (Scroll down to see Christmas pages)

Online Christmas Games & Activities – Arrange the Nativity scene by clicking and dragging your mouse. Includes links to other online Christmas games.

Christmas Greetings – Christmas e-mail greetings cards to select and send

Elizabeth & Mary – Lesson and craft ideas for Luke 1

Christian Christmas Greetings – Christmas e-Cards to select and send

Create An Angel – Create a bell angel. Includes lesson ideas

Christmas Plays For Kids – Several Christmas scripts for children

Christmas Puppet Plays – Several plays based on Christmas for puppets

Heli, The Star Of Bethlehem – A Christmas play based on an adaptation of a Christmas story (see link above in fiction category) about a little star who learns that God doesn’t look for the biggest or the brightest, but those willing to put their complete faith in what He can do in their lives.

The Three Camels – A Christmas play based on an adaptation of a Christmas story (see link above in fiction category) about the three wise men and their camels: Erin, Nina, and Penda. The camels asked God to send them on a great adventure and boy did He ever!

One Solitary Life – The greatest Christmas poem ever written

Christmas Music – Christmas lyrics and midi files for old favorites and new songs

The Christmas Story – A very simple Christmas play with music

A Whisper of Wings – A Christmas Poem

Children’s Sermons & Lessons on the Christmas Story

Angels & Shepherds – A lesson plan on angels and shepherds

Christmas Kids Sermons – Children’s sermons on Christmas and Advent

Gabriel Visits Mary – A Bible lesson on the birth of Christ

Devotions, Discussions & Sermons and Other Resources About Christmas

Christmas Resources For Teachers – Christmas stories and activities

Christmas Resources For Teachers #2 – Christmas stories, poems, skits, activities and much more

Christmas Stories For Older Kids – Short stories and articles on Christmas geared towards older kids and adults

Christmas Resources – Links to Christian Christmas resources and ideas

Christian Christmas Resources – Links to Christian Christmas resources and ideas

Christmas Coloring Pages – Links to coloring pages on the Bible and the Christmas story

Christmas Poems And Stories – A collection of classic poems and stories

The Birth Of Jesus – An article by Daniel B. Wallace, PhD on the birth of Christ

The Coming Of Christ – A sermon by Rev. H A Matney (1868-1951) based on Luke 2:7&11

The Birth Of Salvation – A sermon by Rev. H A Matney (1868-1951) based on Luke 2:8-20.

The Search For Christ – A sermon by Rev. H A Matney (1868-1951) based on Matthew 2:1-12

The Origin Of “Xmas” – An article that debunks the urban legends concerning the symbol “X” in place of Christ. Good reading in preparation for all the Christmas chain emails claiming an evil plot to remove Christ from Christmas.

The Magi And The Star Of Bethlehem – A lesson on the Wise Men

The Christmas Star – A thorough site that discusses the Christmas star

The Christmas Season – A nice overview of traditions and meaning of the Christmas season

Christmas Traditions – Several articles on the origin of Christmas traditions

The Season Of Advent – An excellent source for information on Advent and related Church customs for the Christmas season

The Twelve Days Of Christmas – An overview of customs and history surrounding the Twelve Days of Christmas including the song by the same name

Christmas Greetings – Merry Christmas in many different languages

Christmas Stories – A collection of classic secular Christmas stories.

Christmas Cookies – Over 300 Christmas cookie recipes.

Christmas Ideas – 21 Fun Ways to Celebrate Christmas

Why Christmas? – Information on how Christmas is celebrated around the globe as well as games and the Christmas story.

Christmas Legends – Legends surrounding the birth of Christ and Christmas

The Awakening Of Patootie – A cat learns that love is a gift that must be repaid.

The Christmas Truce – The story of the Christmas truce during World War I

Nativity of Jesus In Art – Nativity artwork throughout history

Nativity Scene – The origins of the nativity scene

 

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