The observance of the Feast of Trumpets was commanded in Leviticus 23, but it is not until the last book of the Bible that we come to see the details of its meaning. This day pictures God taking back control over the earth. In this sermon Mr. Smith focuses on one aspect of this day, the first resurrection. He presents four reasons why Hebrews 11 calls this resurrection a better resurrection.
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.