In this sermon, Mr. Smith begins to cover the fifth and final discourse of Jesus in the book of Matthew. This discourse deals with the subject of judgment and is presented in Matthew chapters 23-25. This sermon covers the opening part of what Jesus said to the Jewish leaders in Matthew 23. Mr. Smith's sermons on the other discourses are available on this site. He covered the sermon on the mount beginning in 2011 and ending in 2013. Discourses two through four were covered in 2015.
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.