80 Religious Christmas Messages & Quotes

Last updated: September 23, 2022

These religious Christmas messages are a lovely way to wish your Christian friends and family a very Merry Christmas and a blessed year ahead. Rejoice and share in the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ and the Christian meaning of the holidays with a religious wish or quote. It can mean so much more to loved ones than a simple "Merry Christmas".

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Why not add a religious Christmas quote to your holiday card message? This page has bible verses about the Christian meaning behind gift giving and the birth of Jesus, plus bible verses and encouraging scriptures about faith and hope.

You'll find the perfect religious Christmas message to write in a card here. Use the links below to jump to a specific section, or scroll down the page to read all of our religious Christmas wishes and quotes.

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Religious Christmas Messages

These religious Christmas wishes inspire peace, love, faith, and hope with references to God, Jesus, and the very first Christmas. They are a lovely way to wish your religious friends and family a very Merry Christmas and a blessed year ahead.

May your heart be lifted in praise this Christmas for the wonderful gift of Jesus and the joy He brings to our lives. Have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

The magic of Christmas is not in the presents but in His presence. May you have the gift of faith this Christmas and many blessings throughout the New Year.

May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope, and the peace of His love at Christmas and always.

May God fill your life with love, joy, and peace this Christmas and throughout the New Year.

Sharing with you the Glory, the Wonder, the Miracle of this Holy Season. Have a Blessed Christmas and New Year.

Merry Christmas! May God bless you richly throughout this holiday season.

A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. A blessed Christmas to you!

May Joy be your gift at Christmas and may Faith, Hope, and Love be your treasures in the New Year.

Faith makes all things possible,
Hope makes all things work,
Love makes all things beautiful,
May you have all three this Christmas.

A little child,
A shining star,
A stable rude,
The door ajar.
Yet in that place,
So crude, forlorn,
The Hope of all
The world was born.
~ Anonymous

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Religious Christmas Messages for Family

Whether you gather together with family to share a meal, worship together in Church, or find yourself apart and catching up over Zoom, Christmas is a time for connecting with family and spending time together. Here are some short religious wishes for your family that you could send to Christian relatives to wish them a blessed Christmas and holiday season.

Wishing you and your beautiful family a very Merry Christmas on this holy day. I am very thankful that we can be together at this special time of year.

On this beautiful Christmas day, surrounded by our loved ones, let us remember the true meaning of Christmas.

'Tis the season for giving, charity, respect for all God's creations, and bringing peace to our Earth. And of course for spending time with precious family like you! May you have a blessed day.

God gave His greatest gift to us on that first Christmas Day and may the wonder of it always guide and light your way. Merry Christmas!

As Christmas carols fill the air with joy and merriment, as the chime of church bells echoes all around, and prayers reach out to God, I wish you all a joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year.

May His light shine brightly during this Christmas season and always, as we reflect the true message of Christmas. Although we are far apart, you are always in my prayers. Sending my love this Christmas to you and your family.

May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter. And may God bless you today and every day.

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Religious Christmas Messages for Friends

A collection of religious Christmas wishes and inspirational Christmas card messages for friends who believe that Jesus is the reason for this Christmas season!

Christmas is not what you get, it's what you give. Thank you for being an amazing friend and example of charity and faith.

I am so thankful to God for blessing me with a truly special friend like you. May you have a wonderful Christmas and many blessings for the coming year.

May you be blessed with a wonderful Christmas and year ahead. Merry Christmas friend and be sure to enjoy it to the fullest!

During the festive season, let us remember the true meaning of Christmas, as we share God's love for creation with our most special friends.

May you feel God's presence in the candles that softly spread their glow at Christmas and may you experience the wonder of His abiding love, as He guides you, through each day of the coming year. May God's Blessings be with you friend, this Christmas time!

May God bless this Christmas and always. May you be comforted by His presence in your life, and always follow His guiding light. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful year to come.

This Christmas, I pray that you feel His presence working in your life and that you are filled with the wonder and glory of God's unfailing love for you. May you and your family have a blessed Holiday season.

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Religious Christmas SMS Messages

Christmas is a busy time of year. Don't worry if you don't have the time to write and post Christmas greeting cards, we have you covered! Simply copy and send these short and sweet Religious Christmas SMS messages to your friends and family. They'll be delighted to know you are thinking of them during this very special holiday period.

Wishing you Christmas gifts 🎁 of faith, hope, and peace now and always. ✌️

🙏 I hope He blesses you with faith, peace, and love this Christmas and for the new year ahead. Merry Christmas 🌟 🎄

🌟 A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love 👼 Sending a very blessed Christmas wish to you!

May God fill your heart with love, joy, and peace this Christmas. May your heart be lifted in praise for the wonderful gift of Jesus. 💞 😇

🎄 ⛪ Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year walking by His side.

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Religious Christmas Quotes

These beautiful religious Christmas quotes and verses will be a meaningful addition to any religious Christmas message for your Christian friends and family. They reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ and the true meaning behind Christmas.

Loving Father, help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds
and the wisdom of the wise men.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

The light of the Christmas star to you,
The warmth of home and hearth to you,
The cheer and goodwill of friends to you,
The hope of a childlike heart to you,
The joy of a thousand angels to you,
The love of the Son and God's peace to you.
~ Irish Christmas Blessing

O star of wonder, star of night,
Guide us to thy perfect light.
~ John Henry Hopkins Jr.

God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
the all of Christmas, which is Christ.
~ Wilda English

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
There old familiar carols play
And wild and sweet, the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Love came down at Christmas;
love all lovely, love divine;
love was born at Christmas,
stars and angels gave the sign.
~ Christina G. Rossetti

Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven.
~ Martin Luther

May the beautiful lights of every holiday season remind us of Him who is the source of all light.
~ David A. Bednar

Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.
~ Pope Francis

Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.
~ Helen Steiner Rice

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!
~ Anon.

For it is in giving that we receive.
~ St. Francis of Assisi

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

"Like God, Christmas is timeless and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting. It is something even more than what happened that night in starlit little Bethlehem; it has been behind the stars forever. There was Christmas in the heart of God before the world was formed."
~ Roy Rogers

"Advent helps us remember that light shines in the darkness and we reflect it."
~ Greg Richardson

Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.
~ Phillips Brooks

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Religious Bible Verses

These Christian Bible verses are about the very first Christmas, as well as the meaning behind the giving of Christmas gifts. Choose one (or more!) to send to your Christian friends and family a religious Christmas message this holiday season, and join with them as they celebrate the birth of Jesus and the hope that He brought into the world.

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2:11

The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means "God with us"). Matthew 1:23

He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, Luke 1:14

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

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 favor rests." Luke 2:13-14

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

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. Matthew 2:10

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 7:14

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. Luke 2:6-7

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. Galatians 4:4-5

In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:4-5

"The days are coming," declares the Lord, "when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land." Jeremiah 23:5

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. Micah 5:2

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. John 1:9-10

But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus." Luke 1:30-31

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

The angel answered, The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35

In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!" Luke 1:42

And there were shepherds out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them. Luke 2:8-9

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

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On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11

For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done. Matthew 16:27

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15

It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35

And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 1 John 5:11

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

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

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

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

God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. Acts 5:31

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8

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