- Isaiah 9:6 – “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
This verse is often used to describe the birth of Jesus as the fulfillment of ancient prophecies and the arrival of a savior for the world. The title “Wonderful Counselor” suggests that Jesus will be a source of wisdom and guidance for all people, while “Mighty God” and “Everlasting Father” point to his divine nature and eternal existence. The title “Prince of Peace” emphasizes the peace and reconciliation that Jesus brings through his death and resurrection.
- Matthew 1:23 – “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).
This verse, from the account of the birth of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew, emphasizes the divine nature of Jesus. The fact that he was conceived by a virgin and given the name Immanuel, or “God with us,” indicates that he is more than just a human being – he is fully God and fully human. This verse is a powerful reminder that God became flesh and dwelt among us, and that he is always with us through the power of the Holy Spirit.
- Luke 2:11 – “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
This verse, from the account of the birth of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke, tells us that Jesus is more than just a baby born in a manger – he is the Savior of the world, the Christ, or the Messiah, who has been promised by God from ancient times. This verse reminds us that Jesus came to earth with a specific purpose – to save us from our sins and reconcile us to God.
- John 1:14 – “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
This verse, from the opening of the Gospel of John, tells us that Jesus, the Word of God, became a human being and lived among us. The phrase “full of grace and truth” suggests that Jesus embodies the perfect balance of God’s love and righteousness. This verse reminds us that Jesus is the perfect revelation of God to the world, and that through him we can see and understand the nature and character of God.
- Colossians 1:15–20 – “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”