My Three Favorite Christmas Verses

I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to determine your favorite Christmas verses. It’s not easy to do. For right now (or this year), these are my three favorite verses about Christmas.

First, my favorite verse right now – – and it has been that way for a long time – – is the word of the angel to the shepherds outside Bethlehem: “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you goods news of great joy which will be for all the people” (Luke 2:10).
I love the joy of this verse. I’ve often said that the message of God is not just “good news”; it really is the “best news.” Of course, “Good news” is a biblical term. It describes the hope we have in Christ Jesus. It denotes the possibility that our lives can be changed and the curse of sin can be removed. It really is good news.
It is also filled with joy. And this joy is for everyone.If the message could go first to shepherds, the lowest economic rung of society, it goes to anyone and everyone who is willing to trust in Christ.Second, I love the verse in John one: “And the word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). 

This verse is the heart of the gospel. God chose to become human flesh so that He might remove the curse of our sin and make us new people.

John the apostle describes what he saw as one of the twelve.  When Jesus became human flesh, He revealed the glory of God, glory full of grace and truth.

Finally, I love the verse also found in John one: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it” (John 1:5). 

The darkness has never overcome the light. The darkness will never overcome the light.

This is a verse of eternal hope. As bad as events are, evil will never overcome the light. Christ is the light of the world and in Him we have our hope.

Please share with us your favorite Christmas verses.

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2 Comments


  1. Carolyn Caylor
    Dec 22, 2015

    I like your choices but would only add these to your list because they speak of God’s purpose and his unfathomable love.. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes on him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:17. “See what great love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God!…” 1 John 3:1a


  2. Brad Soileau
    Dec 23, 2015

    I can never read this and not get emotional. My favorite and I believe the cornerstone of Christianity is,
    2 Corinthians 5:21, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God”. God loves us so much that he made himself into man, took on all our sins, so that we can come ever closer to knowing him better. I cannot even wrap my mind around that gift…the greatest gift of all time!

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