Author: Cory Jones

Step Out to Step In

I love the story of Peter walking on water. In fact, being a bit transparent, as a young boy, I used to run as fast as I could off the edge of the pool to see how far I could walk on water! I never made it more than a few steps with me frantically spinning my legs and my momentum carrying me a few feet before I would sink. And each time I would come up from below the waters and ponder “maybe I wasn’t running fast enough” (as if running faster would make any difference whatsoever). Now...

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The Land of ‘Ifonly’

How many times do we believe that if we could only have that one “missing something”, then we could accomplish so much more? “If only I had a better job, then…” “If only I had more money, then…” So many areas of life that we believe ‘if only’ I had something, life would be better. We look at our life and focus on what’s missing, and believe that if we had that one thing, then life would be better. But God never works in the land of ‘Ifonly’! God uses what you have here and now, no matter how...

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My Way vs His Way

“It’s Just Me, Myself & I” — Some are immediately reminded of a modern pop hit released within the last two years. Others, may show their age and be reminded of De La Soul in 1989. But the truth is, this is a mindset that has been prevalent for quite a long time. Frank Sinatra sang “I did it my way” in the 60’s. And, at some point in life, you’ve heard someone say “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” Our society has grown up with the idea of putting ourselves first, above others. And sadly,...

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Your Role That Makes the Whole

A few years back, I was called up by a buddy of mine to go play basketball at a pick up game at a local gym. I love playing basketball, and jumped at the opportunity to show off the skills I was sure I still had. Midway through the game, a guy was driving the lane, and I knew I could out jump him and block the shot. But, as I was coming down, I felt my knee fold backward and heard a pop. It was as excruciating a pain as I have ever felt. Come to find out,...

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Building Through Generations

One of our failures in the Church, has been our failure to transfer our relationship with God the Father to our children. A lot of what goes on in the church and business, makes money and makes noise – BUT IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE!  We can be popular, but remain ineffective! We get so caught up in our own here and now, that we end up forgetting about the next generation. But throughout Scripture, we see God builds generationally! When God speaks to Moses in the desert, He reveals Himself as “the God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob.”  And...

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