Christmas Resources

The birth of Jesus stands as a pivotal moment in the history of the world, marking a dramatic turning point in God’s plan to redeem creation from sin and death. Much to the world’s surprise, redemption had arrived . . . in the form of a lowly baby. Aimed at stirring your affections for Jesus, this meditative book will lead you on a step-by-step journey through the Gospels’ birth narratives, clearing away common misconceptions, making messianic connections, and setting the stage for Jesus’s later life and ministry. You can journey through the Gospels as you explore the birth of Jesus with the following resources complementing Andreas Köstenberger and Alexander Stewart’s book The First Days of Jesus: The Story of the Incarnation.

Main Resources

To purchase The First Days of Jesus on Amazon, click here.

To view a reading guide for Advent, click here.


To participate in a course on The Gospel Coalition that provides teaching videos, reading summaries, and many other resources to help you explore the birth of Jesus, click here.


To listen to an interview with Dr. Köstenberger on The First Days of Jesus on Faith Radio (12/12/17), click here.

Blog Posts

To read about the benefits of taking time to celebrate advent, the four weeks leading up to Jesus’s birth, click here.

To read about the confounded expectations surrounding Jesus’s birth, click here.

To read about the scandal of Christmas, click here.

To read about the declaration of good news at Jesus’s birth, click here.

To read about the Magi, click here.

To read a list of 10 things you should know about Christmas, click here.


To read a sermon on “Christmas according to John” preached by Dr. Köstenberger, click here.

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