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Study Resources :: Articles and Books :: Christmas: Celebrating the First Advent of Christ

Christmas: Celebrating the First Advent of Christ

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“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, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)

In honor of the birth of Christ we have created this special page that deals with that event as well as those surrounding it. This page serves as a starting point for those seeking to study this great moment in history.

The content is divided up into six different types:

Bible Accounts (Text)

Advent Readings: From Genesis to Revelation

Advent Readings: From Genesis to Revelation offers twenty Scripture readings categorized into four key areas of Christ's incarnation: Promise of the Savior, Anticipation of the Savior, Birth of the Savior, and Reflecting on the Savior. Titles are included with each passage in order to help readers celebrate the unfolding of God's redemptive plan throughout Scripture.

Available online and as downloadable PDFs in the KJV, NKJV, NIV, ESV, and CSB versions of the Bible

Click here to read Advent Readings: From Genesis to Revelation

Prophecies Concerning the Birth of Christ

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

The Magnificat (Mary’s Song of Praise)

John the Baptist’s Birth

The Prophecy of Zechariah

The Birth of Jesus Christ

Angels Appear to Shepherds

The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple

The Visit of the Wisemen

Bible Accounts (Audio)

These audio Bible readings require an HTML5 compatible web browser (IE 9+, Chrome, FireFox, Safari, Edge, etc...)

Matthew’s Account of the First Advent

Luke’s Account of the First Advent

Both the New King James Version (NKJV) and the New Living Translation (NLT) are under copyright.

Text Commentaries, Sermons, and Writings


Jamieson, Fausett & Brown

David Guzik

Matthew Henry


George Whitefield

Charles Spurgeon

Martin Luther on the Incarnation


Athanasius of Alexandria

Richard Newton

Audio Sermons

Bill Acton

David Hocking

Chuck Missler

Chuck Smith


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Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

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Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

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The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.

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