Sermons by Nigel Mann

Sermons by Nigel Mann

11 September 2022

Being Lost. Being Found. Being Invited to the Party. Why do fairy tales have happy endings? Because if they happened at the beginning there would not be a tale! Once upon a time there was a shepherd who had 100 sheep. None of them ever got lost. And so he still had 100 sheep. The end. Once there was a woman who had 10 valuable coins. She never lost any of them, so she still had her 10 coins. The…

10 July 2022

Intro to Reading Three weeks ago, we read about Jesus at a meal with a tax collector. The Jewish people had a gracious system to provide public revenue for widows, orphans and the homeless. They had tithes and land tax, but so-called “tax collectors” were people who went outside that system and disgracefully collaborated with the foreign Roman Empire. The tax collector was someone who needed divine grace and he found it in a meal with Jesus. Two weeks ago…