Every year, I look at Advent calendars in stores and online. And every year I struggle to understand why the Advent calendars are not about Jesus. Advent is ALL about Jesus. Whether we are celebrating His first Advent (which means coming) or eagerly anticipating His second coming, that’s where our focus should be as we count down the days to our celebration.
Why not count down the days by reading the Messianic prophecies and the story of His birth! Why not lead up to Christmas by teaching your kids the truth of the Gospel? Read the Christmas Story with your kids using this free printable Bible Verse Advent Calendar.
That’s why my family started celebrating Advent more in the Christian tradition a few years ago, and it’s also why I’ve created several resources for the celebration of Advent with your family. Advent helps us focus our attention on Jesus each and every day leading up to our celebration of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It’s not foolproof, but it does help us remember that HE is the reason for the season.
Whether you want a more formal way to celebrate with our full Celebrate Jesus Advent Study starting the Sunday after Thanksgiving, or you want to simply read a Bible verse each day in December with your kids using this free printable, we are here to help. We even have a Bible Verse Checklist printable in case you prefer to skip around, read out of order, choose which verses to read and which ones to skip and simply check boxes off the list!
With this Bible Verse Advent Calendar, we give you one Bible verse selection to read each day from December 1 to December 25, culminating on Christmas Day. Each one helps tell the story of our Savior, beginning with the Fall of Man and the Messianic Prophecies all interwoven with the story of Christ’s birth. Celebrate Christ in Christmas all month long!
This calendar has been updated and includes a 2018 and a 2019 version!