The Oxford English Dictionary states that to encourage is to inspire with courage. Encouragement would be the process that we encourage with. Many times I hear preachers get into the pulpit and speak about their desire to encourage people, and then proceed to tell how God has called them to encourage the brethren. A well known evangelist told me that my job as an evangelist is simply to encourage the pastor that I am preaching for. After preaching a message on planting and wa
It should also be remarked about the "subtilty" of modern (per)versions in even just those three examples. In Gen. 3:1 the NASV, NIV, NRSV and ESV have "crafty", the NKJV and HCSV "cunning"; in 2 Sam. 13:3 the RSV, NRSV, NKJV and ESV have "crafty", the NASV, NIV and HCSV "shrewd"; in Prov. 7:10 the NIV and NKJV have "crafty", the ASV, RSV, NRSV and ESV "wily", the NASV "cunning", and the HCSV "having a hidden agenda". First, there is no consistency even within the same versi
Three times in a King James Bible someone is described as being “subtil”. The word is used as an adjective. One person is described as more subtil, (Genesis 3:1 – the serpent) one as a subtil man (II Samuel 13:3- Jonadab), and one as subtil of heart (Proverbs 7:10- the woman in the attire of a harlot). One is a serpent, one is a man and one is a woman. If we were doing a psychological analysis of these three, we would find great differences in their appearance, their cultur
I don't normally post preaching messages, but I will make an exception with this one. It was recorded at the Concord Baptist Church Missions Conference in Fairfield, Georgia. It was preached by Evangelist Timothy McVey who is a contributer to this site. https://youtu.be/PBNxOOWtcrs?t=296 #DrJohnMAsquith #TimMcVey
One of the most used examples of the uniqueness of the English language is the use of pear, pair or pare. When reading these same words the reader can easily distinguish the differences between each word and can more readily understand what is being said. A listener of the same word must hear a string of words put together to understand which of these words the speaker was trying to communicate with.
Example 1 -"I used a paring knife to successfully pare a pair of pears." Th
Not long after I was converted to Jesus Christ, someone gave me an Oxford Printing of a New Scofield Bible that I carried for several years. I would hear preachers preach about the good old Scofield Bible and they, through preaching, reassured me that I carried the absolute best Bible that man could produce. That Bible was well worn, and read many times from cover to cover, and yet I had no idea of what was truly in a New Scofield Bible, but I still would have stated the fami