Christmas Scripture Study (Updated 2008)

Updated: By popular demand, I’ve updated this post to include a link to the PDF of the Advent Storybook, that way I don’t have to send emails off to everybody. All you have to do is click on the following link and you can get the storybook. Enjoy!

Our Christmas Advent Storybook

Original Post:

It’s that time of year that I’m especially trying to focus on the coming of the Savior. I’ve got my nativity up in the most prominent spot in the living room. The Christmas tree will come later this week. The wreath is on the door welcoming all.

Our family has been trying to have family scripture study faithfully. This month we are doing an advent calendar of the prophecies leading up to Christ’s birth.

Here’s our advent scripture study schedule. I’ve linked to the Book of Mormon or Pearl of Great Price scriptures. Due to time, I’ve not yet linked to the Bible. If you need an online Bible, feel free to go here, and you can find each scripture listed.

Along with the scriptures, we are reading short vignettes that share experiences of Christmas past. I can’t find the original website where I found the Advent Storybook. It’s in pdf format with Christmas stories from General Authorities and other members. If you want it, leave me a comment and I’ll email it to you.

Day 1: The Pre-Mortal Realm
Moses 4: 1-4, Moses 5: 6-8

Day 2: Abraham is a type of Christ
Genesis 22: 7-13, Jacob 4: 5

Day 3: Prophecies made to Judah
Genesis 49: 8-12; JST Genesis 50:24-27

Day 4: Look to Christ and live
Numbers 21: 4-9, 1 Nephi 17: 41, Alma 33: 19-22

Day 5: Lord will raise up a prophet like Moses
Deuteronomy 18: 15-18

Day 6: A virgin will conceive a son
Isaiah 7: 14-16; 2 Nephi 17: 14-16

Day 7: For unto us a child is born
Isaiah 9: 6-7

Day 8: I know my Redeemer liveth
Job 19: 25-27

Day 9: Christ is of the Stem of Jesse
Isaiah 11: 1; 2 Nephi 21: 1; Matthew 1: 1-17

Day 10: 600 years & the Messiah comes
1 Nephi 10: 4

Day 11: Prophecies of time before Christ
2 Nephi 25: 12-13

Day 12: Christ will be wounded for us
Isaiah 53; Mosiah 14

Day 13: Salvation cometh to all
Mosiah 3: 1-14

Day 14: He will be born of Mary in Jerusalem
Alma 7: 7-14

Day 15: He cometh to redeem the world
Helaman 5: 9-12

Day 16: Out of Judah will come the ruler
Micah 5: 2-4

Day 17: Samuel the Lamanite’s prophecy
Helaman 14: 1-9

Day 18: Annunciation to Zacharias
Luke 1: 5-25

Day 19: Annunciation to Mary
Luke 1: 26-38

Day 20: Mary visits Elizabeth
Luke 1: 39-55

Day 21: John the Baptist is born
Luke 1: 57-64

Day 22: Prophecy of Zacharias
Luke 1: 67-79, 65-66

Day 23: Mary returns to Nazareth
Luke 1: 56

Day 24: Annunciation to Joseph
Matthew 1: 18-25

Day 25: Birth of Jesus Christ
Luke 2: 1-20

Update: I liked this idea so much, I decided to list it as my Works For Me Wednesday for December 13. For more WFMW ideas, click on the button below.


About jaimeanne

I'm me. Graphic designer extraordinaire, urban master teacher of social studies, former adjunct professor, high school principal, and now most importantly-- Mom to the cutest little girl ever. I try to live by the quote, "Work like you don't need money, Love like you've never been hurt, And dance like no one's watching." I believe in Christ, and sometimes I'm just trying to figure out what He wants me to do. This blog chronicles that journey.
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50 Responses to Christmas Scripture Study (Updated 2008)

  1. Brett Hays says:

    That advent story book sounds good. Could you send it to me?

  2. shauna wallace says:

    Hey I would love that advent story book too, I have been looking for storties and I can’t find any!

  3. Summer Anderson says:

    Thanks for the great idea, Jaime! My four-year-old and I made a paper chain and wrote each of the scripures on a link for us to study each night as we count the days ’till Christmas. The only change I made was adding the scripture that recounts the fulfillment of Samuel the Lamenite’s prophecy (3 Nephi 1:4-21). We put that link second to last on the chain. THANKS AGAIN!
    PS I would like to see the Advent Storybook also, please.

  4. What a great way to remember the real meaning of Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Louise says:

    I’d love to have the pdf file with the scirpture stories! Thank YOU

  6. DEBBIE NIBLEY says:

    Please forward a PDF of the advent scripture stories. I love helping the children to focus on Christ instead of getting caught up in the lights and gifts. Thanks !

  7. Please send me a copy of the advent scripture stories. Thanks so much.

  8. Catherine Pierce says:

    Please send me a copy of the advent scripture stories. Thank you for this.

  9. Mie says:

    Thank you for sharing!
    I would also love af copy of the advent scripture stories.

    Greetings from Denmark 🙂

  10. Penny says:

    I too would love the copy of the advent scripture stories.

  11. Mercedes says:

    I would love the advent scripture stories as well!

  12. Jessica says:

    What a great way to remember and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. My family would really enjoy such a special advent calendar. Would you please send us a copy? Thank you!

  13. Ribble Family says:

    I would love a copy of the stories! We, like you, are trying to study scriptures faithfully with our young children as well as teach them about Christ not commercialism during the Christmas season. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Julie says:

    I would love to get a copy of the advent stories. I’m looking for something to do with my seminary class and I think this would be nice.

  15. jaimeanne says:

    Thanks to all for the comments. If it takes a day or two to send the stories, please don’t be too upset. I’m working like crazy these days. I hope you all have a merry Christmas.

  16. Alison says:

    Thank you for the advent scriptures. We used the first one tonight with our children and will continue through to Christmas Day. We, like many others, would also like to receive a copy of the Advent stories. Thank you again.

  17. Mary says:

    If you have time, I would love a copy of the Advent stories. Thanks so much!

  18. Sloan says:

    We have only been members for almost 2 years. I would love to have your Advent stories to share with family! Thank You Sloan Masters, Colorado

  19. Tammy says:

    I would love to have the Advent Storybook. Thank you!

  20. Suzanne says:

    Can I have the Advent Storybook too?

  21. Becky says:

    I would love to have the Advent Storybook as well. Thank you for your willingness to share!

  22. Deborah says:

    My family would love to begin a new tradition with the Advent Storybook.

    Thank you for your graciousness.

  23. Paige says:

    Jamie, if you still have it available, I’d LOVE for you to email me the Advent Storybook. It would go so perfectly with the Christmas story books I’m making for all the siblings this year.

    Thanks darlin’!

  24. Amber says:

    I would like a copy also. Thank You.

  25. Marci says:

    We have a missionary in Mexico and would love to share the advent Christmas Stories with him and our children here at home. I would love to have a copy.
    Thank you so much,

  26. I don’t know if you will ever see this, but I would love to have a copy of this! Thank you!!!

  27. Donna says:

    Thank you This is just what I was looking for to use with an craft we are doing for enrichment on Saturday.

  28. Nan Hood says:

    Could you please email me the stories with the advent calendar. Thank you so much for sharing! Nan

  29. Mellonee says:

    Just hoping you are still sending the advent stories. We have done a similar scripture study but I was looking for fresh ideas. Thank you!

  30. Debra says:

    I’d love a copy of your advent Christmas stories. Thanks

  31. Dianne says:

    I would really love a copy as well.

  32. Roy says:

    Would really love to have a copy of your advent Christmas stories.


  33. Hazel says:

    Please send me a copy!!
    Many many thanks.

  34. Jen says:

    I would love a copy of the advent story book. Thanks so much!

  35. Rebecca Buchert says:

    Is it too late to ask for the advent storybook? I found your site looking for just such a list, thank you!

    You can email me at tropcialvelvet at gmail dot com.


  36. Kim says:

    I would love a copy of the advent story book. Thanks so much

  37. Sharon says:

    I am hoping that you are still sending out the advent story book. I have been looking for something for our family but mostly for my son who has just left the MTC for his first Christmas away from home. Thanks

  38. Greg says:

    Great idea-we’re looking for something different with our children this year and thought this looked perfect. Hope you are still around and forwarding! Thanks in advance for your help. Merry Christmas!

  39. Sharla says:

    Ah, this is just perfect for our family– thank you!

  40. Chelle says:

    I would also LOVE a copy if you are still checking this (I see it’s orginally from 2006). I’ve been mad searching all morning, and would greatly appreciate it!

    rachellewarnick at hotmail dot com

  41. Samantha says:

    I would love a copy. I hope you are still sending them. What a neat thing to have.

  42. emileem says:

    this definitely ‘works for me’. Thanks for sharing!

  43. Shanna says:

    I would love a copy of the advent story book as well. Thank you for sharing.

  44. kathy Gibson says:

    I tried using your link but I wouldn’t go through. Do you have a new link or would you mind sending me a copy?



  45. Daniel says:

    hi Kathy,

    The post has been updated with a workable link.

  46. Holly says:

    I would like the a copy of the advent storybook

  47. Claudia says:

    I would like the copy of the advent storybook. Thanks

  48. KaShan says:

    I would love a copy of the stories if you still have them!

  49. Tiffany Pixton says:

    Oh Boy!! I would love a copy of your advent stories! Thank you sooooooo much!

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