J. Boyd Nicholson Sr.

Lessons in John 13

from the Lips of the Master The Lord Jesus has been revealed as the elect and beloved Servant. "Behold my servant, whom I chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased." (Matt. 12:18, cf. Isa. 42:1) In John 13, the feet-washing is a living parable on the self-humbling of Christ as outlined in Philippians chapter 2. It teaches us something of what it meant for Him to take that form of a servant. Thus He gave an example for all acceptable service, John 13:15. It Involve...

Two O'Clock at Entebbe

At about 6,000 feet we were crossing into Ugandan airspace heading for Entebbe. The azure sky was punctuated with cottony puffs of cumulus. The earth below was deep, rich green. The rains had started. But everything was not as peaceful as the scenery. President Idi Amin had ordered the expulsion of all Asians, limiting them to one suitcase of personal belongings. Only three days before we had heard on the radio that any foreign aircraft flying into Ugandan airspace would be shot down. We couldn...

A Bushel of Goodness

Johnny was just one of those people in life that you never forget. He was getting up in years when I first met him. Well, my first encounter with this son of Italy wasn’t really an introduction. I heard him pray at the Lord’s Supper! When he finished his prayer, I confess I looked up to see who this man was who entered the presence of God with such simplicity, such intimacy, and with tears. There was nothing of note in his appearance. Not tall, but stocky, a nondescript gray suit d...

Nicholson , J. Boyd Sr. Eulogy

J. Boyd  Nicholson Sr.   Boyd Nicholson passed into the Lord's presence on Sunday, November 12, 2000 from MacMaster University Hospital. Beloved husband of Bernice (nee Robertson), loving father of Cathie (Bob) Cretney, J. B. (Louise), and Bill (Rona, deceased). Cherished grandfather of Lynn (David) Shatford, John (Janice), Brian (Jackie) Cretney, Joanna (Zachary) Garner, Beth (Crawford) Paul, Craig, Moira, Heather, Lindsey, Sharon, Andrea, David, and Sara. Great-...
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