Secrets About Christmas

Scripture Reading

“Jesus said, ‘Only you can know the secret truth about God’s kingdom. But to those other people I tell everything by using stories.’”

Mark 4:11 (ERV)

Introductory Remarks:

All Secrets are hidden from you until you are ready to receive them. Readiness is a prerequisite for revelation.

Major Points of the Lesson:

  1. Not every soul matures at the same time. Some are ready for the secret truth and others are ready for a story about the truth.
  2. Every Christmas Story reveals hidden secrets including The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. When the Grinch was ready, he learned two powerful secrets about Christmas:
    • Christmas is not solely defined by the presence or absence of material symbols. Therefore, the stealing of Christmas symbols (gifts, food, stockings and trees, etc) doesn’t have to ruin Christmas or steal the JOY of Christmas. Christmas is in the heart not in the material things.
    • Christmas is for everyone, including him (the Grinch).


“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!”

Dr. Seuss’, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas