John Trew Dickson

Acknowledgements

Published by Good News Publishers Westchester, Illinois 60153 By special arrangements with Mrs. D. A. Dewhurst Copyright 1968 by Good News Publishers Westchester, Illinois 60153 Printed in the United States of America To MISS ISABELLE SIMPSON who encouraged the writing of this book and gave valuable assistance in gathering information, this volume is gratefully dedicated. Acknowledgments The author wishes to express his appreciation to all those who have helped in...

Chapter 32 The End Of A Long Life (1938-1941)

In 1938 Mr. McClure had a hemorrhage and was taken to the hospital in a serious condition and little hope was held for him, but he recovered and after a few weeks convalescence he desired to attend the Houston, Texas, Conference in October. It was quite an undertaking but Mr. S. Greer, who had been conveying him around in his car and helping him from placed to place, promised to take him by automobile on the 2,000 mile trip. They arranged to spend a few days in Jerome, Arizona, on the way...

Chapter 24 Nova Scotia (1917)

In February, 1917, the United States entered into the World War, and great preparations were made for sending troops abroad. Early in June of that year, Mr. McClure came to New Bedford, Mass., for a visit. He was much exercised about going to the yearly conference in Pugwash Junction, Nova Scotia, Canada. Although he had travelled far and had also spent much time in Canada, yet he had never been to the Maritime Provinces. Having heard much of what the Lord had wrought through one of his e...

Chapter 10 More Pioneering In Tent Work

The work grew and spread. The evangelists were always seeking out some new place to publish the good news of salvation, and many interesting and some amusing events took place. In one place they had secured a hall, and a brother had printed a large notice to the effect: “Two men who were convicted and pardoned will preach the Gospel in this hall.” The notice was placed outside the door. Just as the people were gathering the first night, a tramp walked in, marched up to the front, sat dow...

A Word To Preachers by W. J. McClure

“And moreover, because the preacher was wise he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs. The preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written was upright, even words of truth. The word of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd” (Eccles. 12:9-11). There are many kinds of ministry to our Lord Jesus Christ and the saints but upon none ...

Appreciations

by F. C. Marshall Portland, Oregon Brother Wm. J. McClure was to me like a father naturally, as well as counsellor and instructor spiritually and for the greatest part of my Christian life I considered him to be beyond failure. His word and advice were by me taken without question. Even now with more mature judgment I cannot convince myself that there is any one else that could fill his place and if my life was to be lived over again, I would not hesitate in my choice concerning all I h...

Chapter 9 The Land Of Evangeline

Nova Scotia, lying on the seaboard and lashed by the waves of the North Atlantic Ocean, with New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, form the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada. When first discovered, it was called Acadia by the French, and also known later as “The Land of Evangeline.” It has the distinction of being one of the first white settlements in North America. Many emigrants sailed from France and settled in that territory. Grand-Pre, meaning great meadow, has an important ...

Chapter 10 Mr. McEwen Arrives in Nova Scotia

One bitterly cold morning in the winter of 1883 the train from Ontario arrived in Amherst, Nova Scotia at six o’clock. Passengers hurried off, each going in his own direction. Among them was a young man weary from the long journey and sickened by the odor of smoke that he had to endure since he left Hamilton, Ontario. There was no one to meet this stranger, but walking slowly from the station he saw an old disused stable to the left and, crossing over to it, he entered. Though the snow tha...

A Few Short Messages By Mr. J. K. McEwen

A Practical Word There are four distinct things stated in the first Psalm as the result of meditating upon God’s Word, apart from the blessing which the individual enjoys who is found so doing. See verse 1. Let me enumerate them. 1. Like a tree planted by the rivers of water, 2. Bringeth forth fruit in his season, 3. His leaf shall not wither (always green), 4. Whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Dear child of God, how is it with you? On every hand in the days we live in, ...

Chapter 24 Hugh G. McEwen

From ancient days God has raised up witnesses for Himself and fitted them for a special work. John Flavel, in the seventeenth century, described such as, “Stars which arose, shone, and set in death.” This has been the order down through the ages. Hugh G. McEwen, one of America’s own sons, and an able minister of the Word of God, could be fittingly described by these words. Hugh was born in Petersburg, Virginia, on September 24, 1889, the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William...
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