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Christmas Eve: Keep Christ in Christmas

December 24, 2020
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When Christmas rolls around, we tend to get caught up in festivities and the rush to make everything perfect. So much so that we often forget to keep Christ in our Christmas preparations. Today, host Rob West and Steve Moore talk about a few things to make Christmas not just merry, but meaningful as well.

 

·      Generosity helps us keep perspective not just during the Christmas season, but year-round.

 

·      The goal is to reflect the character of Christ in what we do, especially toward those who may not yet know him.

 

·      Putting Christ back into what has become a secular holiday for many is a great way to witness.

 

·      To put ourselves in the proper frame of mind, we have to add God Himself to our Christmas gift list.

 

·      Find ways to keep Christ in Christmas, such as reading the Christmas Story from the Gospel of Luke.

 

·      On Christmas morning, before opening gifts, spend a few moments in family devotion discussing the true meaning of Christmas.

 

·      Make one of your gifts to your family members a gift of service, the kind of gift that costs you nothing but a little time and effort.

 

·      Look for opportunities to show God’s love, such as bringing a meal to an elderly neighbor or inviting a single mom and her kids over for the holidays.

 

·      If you have a friend or family member who doesn’t yet know the Lord, invite them to attend your Christmas service with you.

 

Here are a couple of questions we answered from our callers on today’s program:

 

·      We froze $25k in an IRA with Fidelity about five years ago.  We’re ready to do something with it now.  How can we re-invest it without many fees? 

 

·      My husband and I adopted our daughter when she was a toddler. She is now 15 years old and has become eligible for adoption assistance through the state. My husband and I want to invest it for her. What would be the best way to invest it?

 

 

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MoneyWise is a daily radio ministry of MoneyWise Media. Hosted by Rob West, the program offers a practical, biblical and good-natured approach to managing your time, talents and resources.

About Rob West

Rob West is the host of the nationally syndicated radio programs MoneyWise and The MoneyWise Minute heard on more than 900 radio outlets each day. Rob also serves as the President of Kingdom Advisors, an international community of financial professionals who are specialists in delivering biblically wise financial advice. Rob serves as primary spokesperson for the organization and gives leadership to organizational strategy.

A radio veteran, Rob previously co-hosted a live, call-in, financial radio program with his father from 1998 through 2008 at WAFG, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Rob has dedicated his professional career to working at the intersection of faith and finance having led a successful faith-based financial services firm, serving as the host of several radio programs on a biblical approach to finance, and speaking frequently on the topic. Rob and his wife, Julie, live in Marietta, GA with their four children.


 

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