Unwrap “The First Christmas Gift” with Your Kids

Bible App for Kids - The First Christmas Gift

How do you help your children understand the true reason you celebrate Christmas?

The Bible App for Kids story, “The First Christmas Gift,” helps the kids in your life experience the first Christmas. Through interactive animations and learning activities, your children will discover why the miracle of Jesus’ birth matters to them.

Christmas is a special time of year that’s perfect for creating memories as a family. Download a Christmas coloring sheet and then make watching “The First Christmas Gift” a family tradition by opening the Bible App for Kids.

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Count down to Christmas with these Plans

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Christmas is Coming!

Although Christmas is meant to be joyous, the week leading up to it can often feel overwhelming. How do we prepare our hearts when we barely feel prepared at all? This week, get ready for Christmas by seeking God through a Christmas Plan.

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Celebrate our Savior’s birth and earn the 2020 Christmas Challenge Badge by completing any of the Plans below.

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Your generosity can help change lives. Here’s how:

Despite the global challenges of this year, God has used every situation to draw people closer to Him. Before the pandemic even began, God was preparing His Church to be a beacon of hope and healing to a hurting world.

“Every day I wake up and there’s this longing to pick up my phone to see what God says. [YouVersion] has helped to keep my life in check and to read God’s Word on a daily basis. It has given me a lot to meditate on, and the different translations YouVersion offers have given me a clearer understanding of what the Scriptures say. I’m glad I’m part of this move of God.

—Blessing, Nigeria

God’s Spirit is moving, drawing people to Himself in numbers we’ve never seen before, in a year we couldn’t have anticipated.

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Revival is happening.

Even in our world’s hardest moments, God’s light is growing stronger.

“My life had been a rollercoaster until God revealed Himself to me. I sold drugs for a living and was addicted to many of them. I was tired of living and thought earth would be a better place without me. But after a lot of uneasy consideration, I decided to give it one more shot. I had been to many traditional rehabilitation centers, but I finally went to a faith-based program. God presented Himself almost immediately once I made it to the program and started seeking His Word. Every time I open YouVersion, God’s light grew stronger and my withdrawals dissipated. Eventually, it led to where I’m at now—filled with His Word and four months clean with no urges to use or sell drugs.”

—Justin, USA

These are just a couple of stories. Now, take a moment and think about your own journey. Where were you when you first heard about YouVersion? In what ways has God used the YouVersion Bible App to encourage you?

There are millions of people around the world just like Blessing and Justin—and just like you. And when you give to YouVersion, you help us reach them.

In the first half of 2020, YouVersion experienced over one million more people engaging with God’s Word than ever before.

Your giving allows us to make sure that every person, speaking any language, can experience the life-transforming power of Jesus.

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God is changing millions of lives around the world through His Word. And when you give to YouVersion, you help us provide a way for these people to draw closer to God…right when they need it most.

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A Prayer for Joy

Joy to the world…


…the Lord has come!

It wasn’t the royal arrival anyone anticipated. And yet, Jesus’ appearance changed everything. In an instant, the Son of God became “God with us”—and over 2,000 years later, our weary world is still rejoicing.

Today, as you prepare for Christmas, spend some time celebrating that Jesus’ humble birth prepared a way for us to draw near to Him.

A Prayer for Joy

Jesus, thank You for becoming Immanuel, “God with us.” It’s because of You that I can experience true joy.

I admit that it can sometimes feel hard to be joyful in the middle of a busy or difficult holiday season. But when the cares of my heart are many, Your comfort gives me renewed hope and cheer.

So today, I choose to take refuge in You and rejoice. I will sing for joy because You are my strength and my salvation. In Your presence there is fullness of joy! And because of Your humble arrival over 2,000 years ago, I am now able to experience the joy of Your presence forever. Thank You.

You are always worthy of all glory, honor, and power—and so no matter what I face, I will choose to worship You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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Now Your Children Can Experience the Bible App for Kids in Gujarati, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Punjabi, & Myanmar Burmese (Unicode)!

Bible App for Kids

Today, together with our partner OneHope, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Gujarati, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Punjabi, & Myanmar Burmese (Unicode). Now, more children than ever have the opportunity to enjoy a Bible experience all their own.

Switching between languages is easy, right in the app’s Settings:

  1. Make sure you’ve updated your app to the most current release.
  2. Open the app and tap the gear icon (Gear icon) to open Settings.
  3. Tap Language and select the one you want.

The audio will now play in that language, and any text will appear in that language, too!

Please help us celebrate this great news!

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About the Bible App for Kids

Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids is from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App. Designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on over 58 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and it’s always completely free. Kids from all over the world are now enjoying the Bible App for Kids, in 60 languages — now including Gujarati, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Punjabi, & Myanmar Burmese (Unicode)!

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