I wrote a series of posts about the first Christmas on my blog, Bible Bites 4 Teens. These posts are equally appropriate for this new blog.
I broke the Christmas message down into several segments to offer multiple opportunities throughout the Christmas season to draw hearts (including family time settings) into the reason for the Christmas celebrations. I included suggested dates to read the posts for the benefit of those who might want to spread them out for devotions another year.
You may click on the links below to read these posts.
|Post title||Date to read post|
|Messiah… anticipating Advent||December 1|
|Gabriel visits Zachariah||December 5|
|Gabriel visits Mary||December 10|
|Mary visits Elizabeth||December 14|
|Mary returns to Nazareth||December 17|
|Joseph’s dream||December 20|
|Mary & Joseph travel to Bethlehem||December 23|
|No room in the inn||December 24|
|Birth of the Christ Child||December 25 am|
|Angel Appears to Shepherds; Shepherds Find Baby Jesus||December 25 pm|
|Wise men discover Star||December 26|
|Baby Jesus circumcised – prophets recognize him as the Messiah||January 1|
|Wise men and King Herod||January (first Sunday)|
|Wise men present gifts to Christ Child and return home a different way||January 6|
|Angel warns Joseph in a dream; Holy Family flees to Egypt||January 7|