The final Bible study of the year will be on Thursday (20th December), when we will continue to look at James 4.

Karl Barth, the eminent Swiss theologian, said, “Charis always demands eucharistia”. In other words, grace always demands gratitude. There is a short verse in James 4 that can almost slip us by in its gentleness: “But He gives us more grace.” (James 4:6) Yet its truths can reach deep within and transform the most difficult of circumstances.

More grace. Grace available for every need. Sufficient grace (2 Cor 12:9). Grace that will never run out. Grace that transforms situations and helps us to walk through dark times.

The only appropriate response to that grace is thanksgiving. We overflow with thanks. We are grateful. We deserved judgment, but find mercy instead. Grace seasons the sorrows and leads us to faith.

What other gems will we find in James 4? Come along and find out!