Deze Bijbelverzen helpen ons herinneren waarom we de geboorte van Jezus vieren. Hij kwam ons het goede nieuws brengen.
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:1
“This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:12
“When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.” Matthew 2: 10,11
“But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favour with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.” Luke 1: 30-32
“Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:9
Vaak wordt de periode rondom Kerst gezien als een tijd van reflectie, maar ook de start van iets nieuws. Jezus kwam immers naar de aarde als hoop voor de wereld. Deze 5 Bijbelteksten sluiten daar mooi bij aan.
“In his name the nations will put their hope.” Matthew 12:15-22
“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 Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
“He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” Luke 1: 32-33
“But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.” Galations 4:4-5
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:14
“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.’ ” Luke 2: 13-14
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1: 14
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). Matthew 1:23
“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.” Luke 2:10
“He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth.” Luke 1:14
“Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.” Isaiah 12:6
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17
Alle Bijbelteksten komen uit de New International Version.
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