This sermon is a followup to Gary Smith's April 11, 2015 sermon. But as he began it he referred us back to his sermon on October 12, 2013 titled "Growing in Grace and Knowledge." So this sermon is actually his third sermon on the subject of grace and deals with how we are to live by grace.
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.