Names of Jesus Advent Calendar

Dec 2, 2015 | Parenting | 0 comments

Well, with a little help of my cutting machine and an old Christmas gift bag, my calendar (from Hobby Lobby) is decorated! And since this is real life, I have only 2 boxes filled… haha but I at least have a plan. Thanks everyone for the help. For my own remembering, and just because I said I’d update- here is the list of what I chose for our Names of Jesus Advent Calendar. I will switch around the names in order (since we actually started yesterday with Light of the World, not Alpha and Omega)


  1. Alpha and Omega – Ring (no end and no beginning)

Revelation 1:8

 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

  1. Mighty GodLightning bolt

Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon[a] his shoulder,
and his name shall be called[b]
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

  1. Prince of Peace – Peace sign

Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon[a] his shoulder,
and his name shall be called[b]
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

  1. Immanuel – bake and put together our Nativity gingerbread

Matthew 1:21-23

21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:

23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).

  1. Lamb – sheep figurine

Isaiah 53:7

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
so he opened not his mouth.

John 1:29

29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

  1. Vine – stem of a plant

John 15:5

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

  1. Shepherd – little candy cane

Isaiah 40:11

11 He will tend his flock like a shepherd;
he will gather the lambs in his arms;
he will carry them in his bosom,
and gently lead those that are with young.

  1. Creator – Playdough

John 1:3

All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

  1. Healer – Bandaids

1 Peter 2:24

24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin andlive to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Acts 10:38

38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

  1. Light of the World – flashlight/lightbulb

Isaiah 9:2

[a] 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.

John 8:12

12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

  1. King – Crown

Zechariah 9:9

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

  1. The way, truth, life – the number one- to symbolize there is only one way

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

  1. Redeemer – Coins (discuss how he paid the price, he bought us with his blood and brought us back to Him)

Luke 1:68

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

  1. Servant – Little wash cloth in box (and maybe even wash the kids feet!)

Philippians 2:4-7

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,[a] who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,[b] being born in the likeness of men.

  1. My Exceeding Joy – smiley face stickers

John 15:11

11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

  1. Beloved Son – Baby figurine

Matthew 12:18

18 “Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,
my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased.
I will put my Spirit upon him,
and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.

  1. Bread of Life – Bread

John 6:32

32 Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.

  1. Everlasting Father – picture of kids and their daddy

Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon[a] his shoulder,
and his name shall be called[b]
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

  1. Man of Sorrows – Sad face

Isaiah 53:3

He was despised and rejected[a] by men;
a man of sorrows,[b] and acquainted with[c] grief;[d]
and as one from whom men hide their faces[e]
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

  1. Author and Finisher – Pencil

Hebrews 12:2

looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

  1. Rock – Rock

1 Corinthians 10:4

and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ.

  1. Savior- Lifesavers candy

Luke 2:11

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

  1. Word – Little Bible

John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

  1. Advocate – Cross figurine (discuss how Satan accuses us of our sin, but God only sees what Jesus has done on the cross)

1 John 2:2

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

  1. Unspeakable Gift – Give them a wrapped up present (we will give them their ornament for this year)

1 Corinthians 9:15

15 But I have made no use of any of these rights, nor am I writing these things to secure any such provision. For I would rather die than have anyone deprive me of my ground for boasting.