The Story of Christmas Reading Plan

The Crib “Chromatius” by Marco Soranzo

Have you read the entire story of Christmas? Now’s your chance! Fifteen simple readings will take you from the first visiting angel to the young family returning to Nazareth from their temporary home in Egypt.

Below each reading, you will find reflections to take you deeper into its wonder and meaning. Some days have only one reflection and some have more. Just click on the blue links.

If you would like to read about the birth of Jesus (Day 6) on Christmas Day, start this reading plan on December 20th with one scripture reading per day.

As you read, I pray you will experience the wonder of the real meaning of Christmas: Jesus, Emmanuel, God with Us. Merry Christmas! – Lisa <><

Day 1: Luke 1:5-25
Zechariah and Gabriel

Day 2: Luke 1:26-38
Mary and Gabriel
Mary’s Welcome

Day 3: Luke 1:39-56
Mary Visits Elizabeth
As You Have Said

Day 4: Luke 1:57-80
Zechariah’s Prayer
The Fullness of You
The Covenant Continues

Optional Bonus Reading: Matthew 1:1-17
Tree of Life

Day 5: Matthew 1:18-25
As Our Brother Joseph
Mary and Joseph
With You

Day 6: Luke 2:1-7
No Room
The Appearance of Peace
Making a Home for God
O Little Town of Bethlehem

Day 7: Luke 2:8-14
Glorious One
Angels and Shepherds

Day 8: Luke 2:15-20
Ponder Prayer
The Shepherds’ Visit
Ring the Christmas Bells

Day 9: John 1:1-18
Jesus, The Word of God
With Us, In Us, Amongst Us, Through Us
Jesus, The Light, Has Come
Praising God’s Marvelous Light

Day 10: Luke 2:21
Blood Trail

Day 11: Luke 2:22-38
Rest On Me
Prayer for Patience

Day 12: Matthew 2:1-12
Gift Giving
All With Be Brought to Light 

Day 13: Matthew 2:13-15
Far From Home
Run for Your Life

Day 14: Matthew 2:16-18
End the Madness

Day 15: Matthew 2:19-23
God Who Brings the Cleansing Rain

Click here for three other Advent and Christmas Bible Reading Plans

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