Welcome to Truth For You, the podcast featuring the preaching and teaching ministry of Dr. Andrew Smith, pastor of Christ Reformed Community Church in St. Augustine, FL. Truth For You features conversation and preaching from a distinctly Reformed theological perspective and seeks to glorify God, exalt Christ, and edify saints.
Today’s episode, the second of a four-part series, continues with a focus on the very timely issue of ungodly civil magistrates. In their discussion, Andrew and Bud address the doctrine of lesser magistrates which is both a biblical and historical Christian teaching. This doctrine, elucidated in the 16th-century Magdeburg Confession and affirmed by such Reformers as John Calvin and John Knox, helps guide the church in its response to unjust actions by magistrates. Andrew explains how pastors must help Christians navigate such issues by calling them to do two seemingly simple, but profoundly and divinely powerful, duties: preach the law of God and preach the gospel of Christ.
The episode is taken from Andrew’s two-part sermon series “Ungodly Civil Magistrates” and is based on his exposition of Mark 6:14-29.
Part one of this four-part series may be found HERE.
The complete sermon from which today’s episode is drawn may be found on SermonAudio HERE.
Previous episodes of Truth For You may be found HERE.
For more information about Christ Reformed Community Church, please visit our website HERE.
More teaching resources from Dr. Andrew Smith may be found on his website HERE.