Christmas Family Devotional

Merry Christmas Friends!

I love Christmas time – everything about it.  I love the lights, the trees, the music. . . I even love the crowds at the stores.  Its easy for me to get caught up in it all.  So every year Sara and I try to come up with different ways to help our family focus on the true meaning of Christmas (that’s Jesus).  I wanted to share with you some one of the new things we are going to try this year.  We got this from Sara’s mom.  We are going to read the following scriptures daily during the month of December leading up to Christmas as a way to keep our hearts and minds focused on Christ.  You can read this with your family before dinner, or at bedtime, or in the morning before school.  I challenge you to make this a habit this Christmas.  

You may also notice that the dates go into January.  This is because originally, (beginning around 300AD) the church celebrated Christmas for 12 days (like the song!) from December 25 – January 5!  

December 10 – 1 John 1:1-5
 
December 11 -Isaiah 9:2-7
 
December 12 – Isaiah 11:1-10

December 13 – Jeremiah 33:14-16

December 14 – Isaiah 7:14

December 15 – Galatians 4:4-5

December 16 – Luke 1:5-10

December 17 – Luke 1:11-17

December 18 – Luke 1:18-25

December 19 – Luke 1:26-38

December 20 – Matthew 1:18-21

December 21 – Matthew 1:22-26

December 22 – Luke 1:39-45

December 23 – Luke 1:46-56

December 24 – Luke 2:1-5

December 25 – Luke 2:6-7

December 26 – Luke 2:8-12

December 27 – Luke 2:13-14

December 28 – Luke 2:15-18

December 29 – Luke 2:19-21

December 30 – Micah 5:2-5

December 31 – Matthew 2:1-2

January 1 – Matthew 2:3-6

January 2 – Matthew 2:7-8

January 3 – Matthew 2:9-12

January 4 – 2 Tim 1:9-10

January 5 – John 1:14
 

I hope these scriptures will help you as we remember God’s greatest gift. My prayer is that our families will be closer to our Savior as we celebrate his precious birth

Matt Brennan
Fellowship of Oso Creek
www.osocreek.org