Life and Heart

31 Days of the Christmas Story from Genesis to John

Experience a new and exciting appreciation for the ancient Christmas story we celebrate today. The story of Jesus and the meaning behind the celebration of Christmas is woven throughout the entire Bible – from the beginning of mankind in Genesis to the resurrection of Jesus as told by the apostle John some 4000 years later.

A Christmas Story Devotional - 31 Days of the Christmas Story from Genesis to John
Follow along for the 31 days of December and experience a new and exciting appreciation […]
Abraham - 31 Days of the Christmas Story from Genesis to John
Day 2 – God chooses Abraham to begin a nation. Two thousand years have now […]
Christmas Story Devotional - Tribe of Judah
Day 3 – God chooses the tribe of Judah. Abraham is chosen by God and […]
King David - Christmas Story
Day 4 – God chooses David to be King. From the time of Abraham, Isaac, […]
King Jehoiachin - Christmas Story Devotional
Day 5 – King Jehoiachin’s curse. This is a little-known story in the Bible, and […]
Daniel prophecy, A Christmas Story Devotional
Day 6 – Daniel’s prophecy. Daniel from the Bible is still a well-known figure today, […]
Isaiah Bible prophecy - A Christmas Story Devotional
Day 7 – A child is prophesied. One-third of the Bible is prophecy, and it […]
Messiah as a servant - A Christmas Story Devotional
Day 8 – Messiah as a servant. The prophet Isaiah gives us a vivid description […]
Four servant songs of Isaiah
Day 9 – Came for all people. There are four servant songs in the book […]
A Christmas Story Devotional
Day 10 – Salvation through His death. Harper Lee was the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of […]
Bethlehem, A Christmas Story Devotional
Day 11 – Place of birth is prophesied. Micah was another Hebrew prophet that was […]
John the Baptist, A Christmas Story Devotional
Day 12 – Expect a forerunner. The prophet Malachi gives us the last recorded words […]
Qumran cave, dead sea scrolls
Day 13 – An angel visits Zechariah. Four hundred years of silence from God spans […]
Angel Gabriel, Mary, Christmas story
Day 14 – Gabriel visits Mary.   Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a […]
Mary and Elizabeth, Christmas story
Day 15 – Mary visits Elizabeth.   For My name will be great among the […]
John the Baptist, Christmas Story Devotional
Day 16 – John the Baptist is born.   “For I am about to do […]
prophecies of Jesus Christ
Day 17 – Fulfillment of the prophecies.   The anticipation is beginning to build in […]
Mary and Joseph, Christmas story
Day 18 – Joseph is engaged to Mary. The Christmas story now switches to the […]
Mary and Joseph, A Christmas Story Devotional
Day 19 – An angel visits Joseph. When Joseph heard the news that Mary was […]
Caesar Augustus, Christmas Story Devotional
Day 20 – Caesar sends a decree. Luke 2:1-3 In those days a decree went […]
Day 21 – Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem. Luke 2:4-5 Joseph also went up […]
Names of Jesus, Christmas Devotional
Day 22 – Names of Jesus. Mary and Joseph traveled about 70-90 miles from Nazareth […]
Christmas tree, Christmas story
Day 23 – Celebrations. “I am Yahweh who sets you apart, the One who brought […]
birth of Jesus
Day 24 – The birth of Jesus. On a quiet unsuspecting night, the Savior came […]
angels, christmas story devotional
Day 25 – The angels announce to the shepherds. From the Gospel of Luke, chapter […]
mary and joseph, christmas story devotional
Day 26 – The shepherds tell their story. Christmas Day may be over but the […]
Simeon and Anna, Rembrandt painting, Christmas story
Day 27 – Simeon and Anna in the temple. The first revelation that the Messiah […]
Wise Men, Christmas story devotional
Day 28 – Wise men arrive. The Wise Men arrived in Bethlehem. Mary, Joseph, and […]
wise men, christmas story devotional
Day 29 – Wise men worship Jesus. Matthew 2:9-12 And there it was – the […]
Day 30 – Three prophecies complete the birth story of the Messiah. These three prophecies […]
Jesus at the tomb, Christmas story devotional
Day 31 – A Kingdom with no end. “A father to the fatherless, a defender […]

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About the Author

Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women’s Bible study. Her stories show how we can experience real faith in our everyday lives.