ADVENT Scripture Reading {free printable}

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Tonight we will begin our traditional Advent Readings each evening as a family… including the entire traditional Christmas Story, which we read also on Christmas morning.

Our previous version of printed cards is several years old and was awkward to store, so I have redone all the cards to re-hang this year and thought I’d share them with you!

Do you have an Advent tradition in your family?

If you don’t, would you consider reading these prophecies with us?

{I would LOVE for you to leave a comment and let me know if you’re using this printable!} 

Here is a FREE download to cut apart and use however works for your family.

Right Click and SAVE LINK AS and you can download to print! [this is a 5 page PDF]

A few suggestions would be to print on card-stock and glue them to decorative paper or have your children decorate the back…

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these Christmas number papers were in a paper-pack from the craft store….

…punch a hole in 1 corner and attach to a binder ring, trim just a bit on the ends and they will fit in a 3×5 card organizer, use small clips to hang on a twigs gathered in a vase (similar to creating a Jesse Tree*), or make a banner and decorate a wall with them!

* Isaiah 11:1 – And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: A Jesse Tree is often a few twigs tied together, a banner, an actual Christmas tree, or some other item on which you hang special ornaments or cards with Scripture Reading to learn about Jesus in the O.T. and read His story.

these are decorated mini-clothes pins already strung on twine...found at my local dollar-tree store

these are decorated mini-clothes pins already strung on twine…found at my local dollar-tree store

However you use them after printing them, my prayer is that reading these prophecies and their fulfillment as well as discussing the traditional Christmas Story will spark conversations with your family about Jesus, and possibly bring your children to want to know HIM personally if they do not already.

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These are designed for family use, but please feel free to print an extra copy to use in your church’s childrens’ programs, perhaps directing other parents to my site for their own download? Thank you!

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the original series: posted 5 years ago!

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{1} the plan. He knew

emnity…  between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Genesis 3:15

This is the first reference to the coming Savior. Jesus. the Messiah. the Son of Man.—

[fulfilled]…when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law…
Galatians 4:4

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At the very beginning, God knew. what heartache that must have caused.
the plan was in place before the foundations of the world were made. [I Peter 1:18-21] And yet, He made those foundations. knowing.
We celebrate the initiation of this plan during the Christmas season.
But today, this first day of the Christmas season, let us remember the Reason we CAN have our traditions and activities.
the Reason for Love.
the Giver of All Perfect Gifts.
the Giver of Life. through Himself. 

He bruised Satan’s head. and gave us Life!

Let us REJOICE!

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{2} birth prophecies {advent}

born of a virgin
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14
fulfilled: Matthew 1:21-23
a descendant of Abraham
Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 12:1-3
And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, and said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. Genesis 22:15-18

fulfilled: Matthew 1:1; Galatians 3:16

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{3} more promises. the line. {advent}

of the tribe of Judah 
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Genesis 49:10
fulfilled: Luke 3:23, 33; Hebrews 7:14

 

of the house of David 
Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house.  And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.  He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.  I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:  but my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee. And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.  According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.  2 Samuel 7:11-16
fulfilled: Matthew 1; Luke 3:31
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{4} promises of place & events {advent}

Born in Bethlehem 
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. Micah 5:2
fulfilled: Matthew 2:1; Luke 2:4-7

 

Great kings will pay homage and tribute 
to the Messiah
The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. Psalm 72:10
fulfilled: Matthew 2:1-11
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{5} while still a babe. prophecy. {advent}

Taken to Egypt
When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt. Hosea 11:1
fulfilled: Matthew 2:14-15

 

Herod´s killing of the infants 
Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not. Jeremiah 31:15
 fulfilled: Matthew 2:16-18
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{6} ministry begun. promises of God. {advent}

anointed by the Holy Spirit 

And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; and shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. Isaiah 11:2-4

fulfilled: Matthew 3:16-17

 

Heralded by the messenger of the Lord 
(John the Baptist) 

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: and the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. Isaiah 40:3-5

Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. Malachi 3:1

fulfilled: Matthew 3:1-3
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{7} ministry prophesied {advent}

would perform miracles

…he will come and save you.  Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.  Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. Isaiah 35:4-6;

fulfilled: Matthew 9:35

 

would preach good news 

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound… Isaiah 61:1

fulfilled: Luke 4:14-21
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