Famous business consultant and author Peter Drucker once wrote, “Progress is obtained only by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems. Solving problems only guarantees a return to normalcy.” Drucker’s proverb is not only applicable to business, but also to the church.
Today we begin our study of Paul’s teachings on the spiritual gifts. Gifts are given to the church so that we can exploit the opportunities God brings our way for the advancement of His kingdom. However, too much of the church’s energy is spent solving the internal problems we create because we are operating in the flesh and not in the power and gifts of the Spirit, and so for the most
part the church is doing little to impact the world around us.
May God use this study to encourage us to be good stewards of the gifts He has given us for the progress of His kingdom,