a few of you asked in comments & emails
for the scriptures that were included in the advent my mom gifted me.
*welp, merry christmas, here they are:
Read John 3:16
Why did Jesus come to earth?
Read Luke 1:26-33
Who told Mary that she would have a baby?
Read Isaiah 7:14 & Matt. 1:23
How did Isaiah know what would happen?
Why is it important that he did?
Read Matthew 1:18-21
Why did Mary and Joseph name the baby Jesus?
Read Luke 1:36
How were Mary and Elizabeth related? Who is older, John the Baptist, or Jesus?
Read Luke 2:1, 3-6
Why did Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem?
(Include coins in the advent box)
Read Micah 5:2
What does this scripture foretell about Bethlehem?
Sing "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem"
Read Luke 2:7
Why did Mary lay baby Jesus in a manger?
(Include manger ornament craft kit.)
Read Luke 2:8-11
Candy canes remind us of the shepherd's crook and the Savior, who is "The Good Shepherd."
(Include mini candy canes.)
Read Luke 2:13-14
Who joined the angel in praising God? Join with the angels and sing "Joy to the World."
Read Luke 2:15-17
Where did the shepherds go after the angels left?
Read Matthew 2:1-2
How did the wise men know that Jesus had been born?
(Include star stickers)
Read Matthew 2:7-10
Where did Herod send the wise men?
Read Matthew 2:11
How did the wise men show that they knew the young child was the Savior?
(Include present shaped chocolates or other tiny gift.)
Read Matt. 2:11 and Matt. 25:40.
Why do we give each other gifts at Christmas?
Here is a small present for you! (Include a small gift like lip balm.)
Read Matt. 2:13-15
Why did Joseph take Mary and Jesus to Egypt?
Read John 1:1-5
Why do you think we decorate with Christmas lights at Christmas?
Read John 8:12
Christ is the light of the world. Christmas candles and lights remind us of His light.
(Include small candles.)
Read Isaiah 9:6
What are some of the names of Christ?
Read Psalms 66:1-2
Christmas bells are rung to make a "joyful noise."
Sing "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day."
(Include bell shaped candy or small bells.)
Read Isaiah 61:1-3
Bows "bind up the broken hearted" and remind us that we are all connected through Jesus Christ. How can we serve someone this Christmas?
(Include little bows.)
Read Isaiah 1:18 & Revelations 3:5.
What does snow have to do with the real meaning of Christmas.
Make a snowflake.
Read Psalms 95:6-7
How do we worship Christ?
Sing "O Come All Ye Faithful"
Read (and act out) Luke 2.
Christmas is almost here. Here is a small gift.
(Include nativity trinket.)
Day 25: Read Job 19:25
Enjoy this special day!