In this study Mr. Smith addresses the instructions Paul gave to Timothy in how to deal with the false doctrines some were trying to bring into the church at Ephesus. Paul instructs him to deal strongly with these false teachings, but at the same time he instructs him to do so with humility and love toward the brethren. Paul also reviews his own conversion to illustrate God's great mercy in forgiving those who respond properly to God's correction.
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.