Posts by Andy Swart

The God of Whatever Chances

“The Devil will tell us that we have sinned and can never go back; but God is the God of new beginnings. Someone has said that he is the God of the second chance. But he is even more gracious than this. He is the God, not merely of the second chance, but of the […]

New Year’s Resolutions

I love New Year’s resolutions! “Love” may be an understatement. The new year always brings promises of hope, saying goodbye to the past, and turning over a new leaf. Every year I get a strong reminder of the gospel: the past is gone, the future is bright, God still has a plan for my life […]

People Do Not Drift Toward Holiness

People do not drift toward Holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of […]