Looking for fun, festive, and beautiful advent calendar bible verses? You have come to the right place! We are going to shine the light of Jesus through these advent calendar bible verses. They are a great way to incorporate daily Bible reading into your family, or even use them for your Elf on the Shelf alternative!
There are two free printables in this post for advent calendars. There is an Advent Bible Verses PDF, which is a simple calendar with scripture listed. Plus there are 25 printable advent cards with the same Bible verses for advent.
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What is the Meaning of Advent?
Many people think of advent as only the Christmas advent that has been made so popular by consumerism. However, advent in the Bible is a time of waiting, preparation, and expectation of both the birth of Jesus and the second coming of Jesus Christ. Advent is a church tradition, not something that is specifically outlined in the Bible.
This begs the question, should Bible-believing Christians celebrate Advent? Perhaps the best verse in the Bible to answer this question is below. Honor each other’s convictions, and if you feel like celebrating Advent, do so.
One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.Romans 14:5-6 ESV
I have found that using advent calendar Bible verses, traditions, and activities, is some of the best ways for my children to understand the significance of the Christmas story. We love creating Advent season traditions that hopefully they will remember for a lifetime. My oldest child throughout the entire year will occasionally talk about our Shepherd and when he is coming back. There are a lot of different advent calendars out there and it can be difficult to choose which one will be most effective for your family. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself!
Bible Verses for Advent Calendar
One tradition that is often seen at Christmas is reviewing, memorizing, or using advent calendars filled with Bible verses to remind oneself of the story of Christmas. Bible verses for Advent can help us center our minds on what matters during this frantic and busy season.
If you would like a simple reading advent plan, I have a free printable advent calendar below. The Advent calendar bible verses here outline the story of Jesus’ birth, from the story of Mother Mary, right to the Wise Men, and direct our minds toward the Good News of Jesus’ birth. The first coming of Jesus is a wonderful event to not only celebrate but also contemplate throughout the Advent season!
You can find the PDF printable version here.
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Advent Cards for the Family
The next free download focuses on advent scripture cards. There are 25 printable advent cards that are beautifully designed to use in a variety of settings throughout the holiday season. You can make up your own advent tradition using these cards or use them in a current tradition.
Many of these use advent cards to help emphasize the Christmas story throughout the month of December and right into Christmas Day. My favorite way to use these advent scriptures is with the Shepherd Treasure which is an alternative to Elf on the Shelf. The shepherd and book come with a pack of advent cards, but there are additional advent card packs that you can purchase for a new year.
There are many different advent traditions that are already made for you if you would rather not make your own up! Here are a few of my favorites.
- Advent Blocks – our ultimate favorite!
- Unwrapping the Greatest Gift – Uses the Jesse Tree Advent Calendar tradition.
- The Shepherds Treasure– Similar to Elf on the Shelf, but with a Christian twist
- The Giving Manger
Find more family advent calendar ideas here.
What are you going to get with these advent scripture cards? They are just simple cards that are sized to 3.6″x 4.25″, this makes them the ideal size to print and use with your advent traditions.
I personally rotate the advent cards that come in our Shepherds Treasure box and these. Some years I use both sets and some years I use one or the other. It sort of depends on how I’m feeling! However, you don’t have to use these cards just with a pre-made advent activity. You can also come up with your own way to use them.
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25 Advent Calendar Bible Verses
Are you looking for more ideas for Bible verses during December? Here are over 25 verses you can use to create your own advent calendar or advent cards. These are themed to the Christmas story and gifts/blessings. Enjoy! They are not just from the New Testament story of Jesus’ birth, this list also contains verses from the Old Testament that foreshadow the Savior’s coming.
Use these scripture verses and the free download to memorize and treasure our mighty God during this time of year. There are verses about the angel Gabriel, the glory of the Lord, the town of Nazareth, Mary and Joseph, the three wise men, the shepherds, the town of David, and the great joy of the Christmas story!
- Romans 12:9
- Romans 12:21
- Romans 12:3-4
- John 1:1-5
- Micah 5:2
- Isaiah 7:15
- Psalm 34:8-9
- Matthew 6:9-10
- Psalm 72:9-11
- Jeremiah 31:25
- John 1:1
- Psalm 103:1-3
- Psalm 103:4-6
- Numbers 24:17
- Isaiah 11:1-2
- Luke 1:26-28
- Luke 1:29-30
- Luke 1:31-33
- Luke 1:38
- Jeremiah 17:7-8
- Matthew 2:1-2
- Matthew 2:10-11
- Matthew 2:16-18
- 1 John 5:1
- Romans 8:2-3
- Luke 2:1-3
- Luke 2:6-7
- Luke 2:8-9
- Luke 2:13-14
- Luke 2:15
- Luke 2:17-18
- Luke 2:19
- Luke 2:30-31
- Luke 2:52
Ways to Use These
There are endless ways to use these Advent calendar Bible verses during the Christmas season! You can use them for your current advent tradition or add them to a new one. Print them out and use them for personal memorization. You could even do a family memorization challenge!
I would love to know how you chose to use them, feel free to message me on Instagram, I would love to hear from you.
One way that we like to use the cards is with our Shepherds Treasure Advent tradition or with our Advent Blocks. We typically do both traditions throughout the season and either we read the verses with our morning devotional or the Shepherd brings the card when he moves. I want my children to understand the significance of the birth of Christ but also enjoy traditions and find the true meaning of Christmas through these activities.
How do we choose which advent traditions to participate in? Last year was probably the year we did the most. I wanted to try out Advent Blocks because they were generous enough to send them to me. We loved that tradition and we will continue it throughout the years, but maybe not every year. My son was bound and determined that we do our Shepherd Treasure tradition. Meanwhile, I really wanted to read The Light of the World by Marty Machowski! Truth be told, we couldn’t do all of them.
Truth be told, we couldn’t keep up with all of them. I set aside the Light of the World for another year and combined the other two advent traditions. It worked out great for our family, even though it was still a lot!
Want to go further with these Christmas advent Bible Verses?
I have found over the years that it can be very difficult to center my Christmas around scripture. I created this prayer journal to help others like me sit down during the Advent season and pray through these special advent Bible verses.
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More Christmas Printables
If you like digital downloads and more resources for the Christmas season, check out more resources below. There are printables like my free advent calendar, DIY advent calendar, book reviews, Christmas coloring pages, and lots of different personal use downloads for your favorite Christmas traditions!
Here are a few of my favorites:
May the holy spirit guide you as you dive into these advent calendar Bible verses. The birth of Christ is one of the most wonderful times of year! Merry Christmas friends!
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