Adult Christmas Devotionals

Below is the original version of the Jesus Tree Decorations, published by Jesus Tree Decorations Company. It is an excellent resource for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of the real meaning of Christmas, and it can also be used as a Bible study for small groups. It is free for personal use and is great to use with your family or a small group.

The different colors in each chapter is representative of different parts of the Bible:

Teal (as seen in the example below) represents the Old Testament.
Purple represents passages from the New Testament.
Pink represents the words of Jesus Christ.

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Create in Me a New Heart

Create in Me a New Heart Create in me a new heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from thy presence and do not take thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of thy salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit. Then I…

Adam and Eve and the Seed

Adam and Eve and the Seed According to the first book of the Bible, the Spirit of God moved over the waters.  God spoke the words bringing light into the world, and created all living creatures.  To rule over all things, God said let us create man in our own image and likeness, male and…

Abraham and the Faith

Abraham and the Faith Of the descendants of Adam was a most faithful one named Abram.  Therefore God made a covenant with Abram and renamed him Abraham with the promise to make him the father of a multitude of nations.  Once God tested Abraham telling him to travel to a distant land with his only…

Moses and the Law

Moses and the Law One of the greatest leaders of God’s people was Moses, whom God used to bring his people out of Egypt where they had been held in captivity and bondage.  In addition God gave Moses laws so the people could live in harmony and peace.  By obedience to the law, the Lord…

David and the Shepherd

David and the Shepherd One of the most exalted and loved of God, was David, whom God chose as a mere shepherd boy to become King of all of Israel.  David loved God greatly and wrote and sang many songs of praise for the Lord.  With his simple adolescence and understanding of a shepherd’s ways…

Elijah and the Witness

Elijah and the Witness Many times the people of the Old Testament had forsaken the true God for false Gods.  Leaving God to proclaim through a messenger. “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord.” – Malachi 4:5 Elijah was a…

Micah and the Scriptures

Micah and the Scriptures A prophet, who despised greed and oppression with which men of authority used against those under their charge, was Micah.  From God, Micah was given the inspiration and power of the Holy Spirit to write down words, which were to be of comfort and hope for himself, and a revelation to…

Isaiah and the Prophecy

Isaiah and the Prophecy One of the great prophets of the Old Testament was Isaiah, who prophesied about world events of his time, and of those of the future.  A most cherished prophecy of his concerned the future birth of a Messiah. “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign; Behold, a virgin will…

Zacharias and Gabriel and the Repentance

Zacharias and Gabriel and the Repentance Long ago in the land of Judea, ruled by a King named Herod, lived a priest named Zacharias with his wife Elizabeth.  God found Zacharias and Elizabeth to be righteous people in his sight.  One day, as Zacharias was performing his priestly duties in the temple, an Angel to…

Mary and Gabriel and the Hope

Mary and Gabriel and the Hope In the land of Judah was a region called Galilee, and a city named Nazareth where there lived a young virgin girl named Mary.  She was a cousin of Elizabeth, and was also a descendant of Adam, Abraham and King David.  God found favor with Mary, so he sent…

Mary and Elizabeth and the Word

Mary and Elizabeth and the Word The Angel Gabriel informed Mary that her cousin Elizabeth was six months pregnant, so Mary journeyed to visit with Elizabeth. When Mary greeted Elizabeth, Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and her baby moved with joy within her womb. Elizabeth proclaimed that Mary was blessed, and that she…

The Birth of John and the Light

The Birth of John and the Light The time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she had a baby boy. Eight days later her relatives and friends came to celebrate and circumcise the child, as was their custom. All the people figured the child’s name would be Zacharias after his father. Elizabeth said the…

Joseph and the Angel and Obedience

Joseph and the Angel and Obedience Mary was engaged to a young man named Joseph, who was of the House of David, and was also a descendant of Adam and Abraham. When Joseph found out that Mary was with child, he sought to have her put away in secret, as he was a good man…

Joseph and Mary and the Command

Joseph and Mary and the Command Caesar Augustus was the emperor of Rome during the time shortly before the birth of Jesus, and commanded that a census be taken of all the people of the world. Everyone had to go to their own city to register, including Mary, who was engaged to Joseph. And Joseph…

Shepherds and Angels and the Gospel

Shepherds and Angels and the Gospel In the same region at the time of the birth of Jesus, some shepherds were tending their flocks of sheep during the night. When an Angel of the Lord appeared before them, the shepherds were very afraid. And the Angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; For behold,…

Jesus and the Birth

Jesus and the Birth When Jesus came into the world, it was in the same fashion of all men. From a surrounding shelter of water within the womb of his mother, he came forth into the flesh. His birth took place unnoticed and unheralded by most of mankind, as is the case with most men.…

The Wisemen the Star and the Fulfillment

The Wisemen the Star and the Fulfillment Sometime after the birth of Jesus, in the city of Jerusalem, some wisemen arrived from the East, inquiring about the location of the newborn Messiah. “Where is he who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the East and have come to…

The Gift

The Gift “Ask and it shall be given to you. Seek, and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened.” – Matthew 7:7, 8 When we ask the Lord for something, we ask…

Let not your Heart be troubled

Let not your Heart be troubled Let your heart not be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my father’s house are many dwelling places. If it were not so, I would have told you: for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for…

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