In this sermon Mr. Smith encourages us to dig deeper into what we are reading when we read Jesus' parables. He then spends the sermon illustrating his point by going into the parable of the sower in Matthew 13 in detail. This parable relates directly to how we approach preaching the gospel and to our understanding of the last great day.
Gary Smith was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, but spent most of his youth in the Pasadena, California area. He graduated from Ambassador College in 1976 and he and his wife, Liz, moved to Peoria, Illinois. For the next six years he worked as a nursing home administrator in Illinois, Ohio, and Texas.
In 1982, he and Liz began to serve in the full-time ministry. Since that time, they have served in a number of congregations in the Midwest.
Gary and Liz now pastor in Houston, Texas near their two children and grandson.