We all have probably heard the expression "nothing lasts forever." And in the physical realm this is certainly true. One of the purposes for our keeping the feast of Tabernacles is to remind us each year of this fact. In this sermon Mr. Smith refers to the above expression but then reminds us that God wants us to look beyond the physical. So we need to consider how we are to make the most of this life in preparing for the life to come that will last forever.
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.