Scriptures are a great way to teach your children and families the spiritual side of Christmas. Gather round the Christmas tree and read a scripture each night as a countdown to Christmas, add these verses to the text of your Christmas cards, or use these scripture passages in your personal study time. Remember the religious holiday season by remembering the Savior. Here are some scriptures about the Savior from the Book of Mormon to use in your Christmas celebrations.
1 Nephi 11:20-23
Mary and the baby Jesus, the Lamb of God, the symbol of trees and the love of God for us.
“And I looked and beheld the virgin again, bearing a child in her arms.
And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father! Knowest thou the meaning of the tree which thy father saw?
And I answered him, saying: Yea, it is the love of God, which sheddeth itself abroad in the hearts of the children of men; wherefore, it is the most desirable above all things.
And he spake unto me, saying: Yea, and the most joyous to the soul.”
2 Nephi 17:14
A sign is given to us.
“Therefore, the Lord himself shall give you a sign-Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
2 Nephi 19:6
Unto us a child is born.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
An angel from God, glad tidings of great joy, the Lord shall come to the earth.
“And the things which I shall tell you are made known unto me by an angel from God. And he said unto me: Awake; and I awoke, and behold he stood before me.
And he said unto me: Awake, and hear the words which I shall tell thee; for behold, I am come to declare unto you the glad tidings of great joy.
For the Lord hath heard thy prayers, and hath judged of thy righteousness, and hath sent me to declare unto thee that thou mayest rejoice; and that thou mayest declare unto thy people, that they may also be filled with joy.
For behold, the time cometh, and is not far distant, that with power, the Lord Omnipotent who reigneth, who was, and is from all eternity to all eternity, shall come down from heaven among the children of men, and shall dwell in a tabernacle of clay, and shall go forth amongst men, working mighty miracles, such as healing the sick, raising the dead, causing the lame to walk, the blind to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear, and curing all manner of diseases.”
The symbol of lights.
“And behold, this will I give unto you for a sign at the time of his coming; for behold, there shall be great lights in heaven, insomuch that in the night before he cometh there shall be no darkness, insomuch that it shall appear unto man as if it was day.”
The sign of the star.
“And behold, there shall a new star arise, such an one as ye never have beheld; and this also shall be a sign unto you.”
Believe on the Son of God.
“And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall believe on the Son of God, the same shall have everlasting life.”
3 Nephi 1:19-21 and 26
The fulfillment of prophecy and the appearance of the signs.
“And it came to pass that there was no darkness in all that night, but it was as light as though it was mid-day. And it came to pass that the sun did rise in the morning again, according to its proper order; and they knew that it was the day that the Lord should be born, because of the sign which had been given.
And it had come to pass, yea, all things, every whit, according to the words of the prophets.
And it came to pass also that a new star did appear, according to the word…
And thus the ninety and second year did pass away, bringing glad tidings unto the people because of the signs which did come to pass, according to the words of the prophecy of all the holy prophets.”
3 Ne 11:10-11
Behold I am the light of the world.
“Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.
And behold, I am the light and the life of the world; and I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning.”
Bonus: A Favorite Christmas Quote
“To catch the real meaning of the “spirit of Christmas,” we need only drop the last syllable, and it becomes the “Spirit of Christ.”” Thomas S. Monson, “The Best Christmas Ever”
Source: “The Scriptures.” LDS.org.