Scripture suggestions for your Advent Scripture Tree

Using a small (two foot) artificial tree, some twine or string, and the verses below, you can make an Advent Scripture Tree. It’s a great way to celebrate the Season of Advent and to anticipate the coming of Jesus!

Just print out the verses below on ordinary printer paper. Then, cut the strips across on the lines separating the days.

Next, fold the strips in half, so the printed side is covered up in the fold. Then, use a hole punch to make holes in the ends of the strips. Use a pen or marker to write the number of the day on the strip on the blank side of the folded paper.

Put a small piece of twine or string through the hole, and tie it, numbered side up, to one of the branches of the tree.

Each day in the month of December leading up to Christmas, look for the paper with the number corresponding to that day. Untie the verse, read it, and try to memorize it. Ask God to help you understand how that verse relates to the coming of Jesus as a baby in Bethlehem, what it means for his relationship with you now, and for his coming again!





Isaiah 40:1

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.


Deuteronomy 18:15

The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen.


Micah 5:2

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.


Micah 5:4-5a

And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord,
in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth. And he shall be their peace.


Matthew 1:18

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.


Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.


Isaiah 41:10

…fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.


John 1:5

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.


Luke 1:68

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people…


Psalm 22:28

For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.


Luke 1:30-31

And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.


Matthew 1:21

She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.


Isaiah 53:5

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.


Luke 2:1

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.


Isaiah 9:2

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.


Hebrews 1:3a

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.


Malachi 4:2a

But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings.


Isaiah 60:1

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.


Luke 2:7

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.


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.


John 3:14-15

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.


Psalm 98:4

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!


John 1:14

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Sona] from the Father, full of grace and truth.


Luke 2:8-9

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.


Luke 2:10-11

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”