With last Thursday being Thanksgiving each of us found things to be thankful for. But most people only consider physical things and too few give thanks to God. In this sermon Mr. Smith looks at the things people are most thankful for and then looks at what the Bible says we should be most thankful for, things that we often refer to by using the word precious. Most in the world value things like wealth, fame and power, but what should we be thankful for? Mr. Smith answers this by showing us from the Bible things that we should be most thankful for such as: God's truth, His law, our calling and even trials that bring spiritual growth in our lives.
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.