A Paralysed Man

Mark 2:1-12
Jesus shows compassion to a paralysed man.
Preacher: Dennis Reynolds.

Other Sermons in the Series

  • A Call To Repent and Believe

    A Call To Repent and Believe

    Mark 1:14-20 Far too often we play Christianity, we do not live it. For many of us it is more of a hobby than a matter of life or death. We have succumbed to our prevailing culture, the culture of pleasure and passivity. Preached by Geoff Cook on 11 January 2015 as part of the…

  • The Authority of Jesus

    The Authority of Jesus

    Mark 1:21-28 Jesus speaks with a definitive and moving authority, and acts with life-changing power. Mark wants us to feel in our gut the combination of power and authority in Jesus’ character. Preached by Geoff Cook on 1 February 2015 as part of the Mark – Storyteller series.

  • The Ministry of Jesus

    The Ministry of Jesus

    Mark 1:29-39 What can we learn from the way Jesus ministers to people? Preached by John Russell on 8 February 2015 as part of the Mark – Storyteller series.

  • A Paralysed Man

    A Paralysed Man

    Mark 2:1-12 Jesus shows compassion to a paralysed man. Preached by Dennis Reynolds on 22 February 2015 as part of the Mark – Storyteller series.

  • The Other Little Donkey

    The Other Little Donkey

    Mark 11:1-11 Who do we identify with in the Palm Sunday story? Our best role model here just might be the donkey, to be like the one who literally was the Christ-bearer. Preached by Geoff Cook on 29 March 2015 as part of the Mark – Storyteller series.

  • Crowd Puller

    Crowd Puller

    Mark 3.20-35 Jesus’ followers are invited to be a new community which (unlike Jesus’ own family and the scribes) will recognise what God is doing in him, and join him in his crucial work of confronting evil in the world. Preached by Geoff Cook on 7 June 2015 as part of the Mark – Storyteller…

  • Parable Teller

    Parable Teller

    Mark 4:26-34 The Jesus revolution is meant to be viral. It starts small, like a weed in a garden, but it spreads. It spreads one life to another, more and more people getting pulled into it. And the harder you try to get rid of it, the faster it spreads. Preached by Geoff Cook on…

  • Rule Breaker

    Rule Breaker

    Mark 5:21-43 Jesus demonstrates his love and compassion for people. Preached by Ruth Matthews on 28 June 2015 as part of the Mark – Storyteller series.

  • A Dark Tale

    A Dark Tale

    Mark 6:14-29 As Christians we are called to stand up, stand out and make a difference. That is likely to ruffle a few feathers and challenge a few vested interests. Preached by Geoff Cook on 12 July 2015 as part of the Mark – Storyteller series.

  • Who’s First?

    Who’s First?

    Mark 9:30-37 Who wants to be first? First in line for fame and recognition? Or first in line for serving others, even if that means pain and suffering? To be first means to be last, to be a servant. No service is too lowly. Preached by Geoff Cook on 27 September 2015 as part of…

  • Who Is With Us?

    Who Is With Us?

    Mark 9.38-50 We all know what these words do not mean but we don’t often spend a lot of time wondering what they do mean. Jesus is calling for total commitment here. Jesus’ words and ideas in Mark 9 call us all up short. Preached by Geoff Cook on 27 September 2015 as part of…

  • A Challenging Perspective

    A Challenging Perspective

    Mark 10:17-31 Contrary to the dominant voices of our culture, but in keeping with the entire section on discipleship in Mark, this text proclaims the good news that the way to be really rich is to die to ourselves. Preached by Geoff Cook on 11 October 2015 as part of the Mark – Storyteller series.

  • Mercy On The Margins (Bart’s Story)

    Mercy On The Margins (Bart’s Story)

    Mark 10.46-52 In Mark’s eyes Bartimaeus is the model disciple, who is called by Jesus, came to Jesus, believes in Jesus, is saved by Jesus, and followed Jesus along the way. What’s your story? Preached by Geoff Cook on 25 October 2015 as part of the Mark – Storyteller series.

  • Looking Beyond

    Looking Beyond

    Mark 13:1-23 Mark 13 is not about the ‘end of the world’. it is about the birth pain, the struggle of labour which happens as God’s kingdom breaks into history, through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, bringing great joy and new life. Preached by Geoff Cook on 22 November 2015 as part of…

Other Sermons by the same Preacher

  • Living Thankfully

    Living Thankfully

    John 12:1-8 Dennis preaches on the anointing of Jesus at Bethany. Preached on 3 April 2022 as a one-off sermon.

  • Partnership in the Gospel

    Partnership in the Gospel

    Philippians 1:3-11 Dennis preaches on the relationships we have together as partners in the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Preached by Dennis Reynolds on 5 December 2021.

  • A Truth-Speaking Journey

    A Truth-Speaking Journey

    Ezekiel 37 & Matthew 4:1-11 Dennis preaches about what Israel learned through wandering in the wilderness. Preached by Dennis Reynolds on 21 March 2021 as part of the Worship in the Wilderness series.

  • A Simple Journey

    A Simple Journey

    Luke 4:1-13 Dennis preaches about Jesus’ time in the wilderness. Preached by Dennis Reynolds on 28 February 2021 as part of the Worship in the Wilderness series.

  • Witness


    John 1:19-28 Dennis preaches about the witness of John the Baptist. Preached by Dennis Reynolds on 13 December 2020 as part of the Coronavirus Christmas series.

Browse All Sermons

  • Sermons
  • Last 6 Sermons
  • Search by Bible Book
  • Search by Series
  • Search by Preacher

Choose a sermon using the tabs above.

The most recent sermons at FBC:

  • Reading the Word

    Reading the Word

    Nehemiah 7:73b-8:18 The critical importance of the Word of God for the Christian believer. What does God want to say to you today? What does God want to say to us today? Preached by Geoff Cook on 19 November 2023.

  • Reorganising The Team

    Reorganising The Team

    Nehemiah 7:1-73 What mattered to Nehemiah was what mattered to God. What has God put into your heart? Preached by Geoff Cook on 12 November 2023.

  • Responding To Trouble

    Responding To Trouble

    Nehemiah 4:1-6:19 When playing our part in the coming of God’s kingdom we will inevitably face trouble and opposition. But God uses these things to build something far more important than a wall: faith. Preached by Geoff Cook on 29 October 2023.

  • Rebuilding The Walls

    Rebuilding The Walls

    Nehemiah 3:1-32 It’s not just rebuilding a wall. It’s dozens and dozens of people doing their little bit of the wall as well as they know how, to the glory of God. That’s how the purposes of God come about. Preached by Geoff Cook on 22 October 2023.

  • Restoring The Vision

    Restoring The Vision

    Nehemiah 1:1-2:20 Nehemiah, going about his ordinary life and work, was chosen by God to get started on a good work. He didn’t do it alone, but it didn’t happen until he was willing to get started. Allow God to restore his vision in your heart. Preached by Geoff Cook on 15 October 2023.

  • Trusting God

    Trusting God

    Psalm 62:1-12 The three images of God’s character as a rock, fortress and salvation, in comparison to human fragility, are illustrations of why we trust in him rather than trusting in ourselves. Preached by Rachel Taylor on 24 September 2023.

Browse our sermons by Series:


Come, See, Tell, Repeat

Following Jesus means introducing him to others.


How can we be more confident about our faith?

Wrestling With God

Learning how to engage with God by using Habakkuk as a model.


How to co-operate with what God is doing.


Facing The Future

No-one can predict what the future holds, but we can face it confidently knowing that Jesus is already there.

Resurrection People

We are a resurrection people! A series exploring how we can live in the light of the resurrection of Jesus.


Jonah discovers that God is forgiving and gracious, even to those who we think are undeserving.

Advent 2022

A couple of sermons in the run up to Christmas 2022.


Finding Jesus

An encouragement to make time for Jesus in our lives.

Worship in the Wilderness

An encouragement to discover more of God through the wilderness times in our lives.

Trusting God

Helping us to trust God though all the seasons of life.

Meeting Together

The importance of not losing the habit of meeting together as the people of God.


Life in the Local Church

Helpful lessons from the first few chapters of 1 Corinthians on what it means to be the church of Jesus.

Easter Lockdown

Spending Easter unexpectedly in lockdown means a chance to learn more about ourselves, about Jesus, and how to worship ‘together’ in unusual circumstances!

Lockdown Stories

More lockdown worship and learning, with a different approach to our usual Sundays.

The Lockdown Files

A collection of sermons on various subjects, reflecting the effect of lockdown and the restrictions on meeting together.

Coronavirus Christmas

Christmas hope following a year of uncertainty and disruption to everyday life.


Faith Works

The book of James offers practical help for living God’s way in God’s world.

Things That Matter

A series about some of the important aspects of Christian faith.

Malachi: Who Cares?

Malachi’s mandate was to call the people back to a vibrant relationship with the living Lord. Their problem, like ours often is, was not ignorance, but indifference.

New Start

God gives us a new start, forgiven and free.


The Time Is Now

A series on the book of Haggai.

Complete In Christ

Jesus is all we need. Sermons from Paul’s letter to the Colossians.


Covenant People

What does it mean for the church to be a covenant people belonging to God?


Following Jesus – in Luke’s Gospel

Stories from Luke’s Gospel that help us to understand what following Jesus is all about.


Mark – Storyteller

Mark tells us the stories of Jesus, inspiring us to turn and follow.



Revelation of Jesus

Exploring the revelation of Jesus to John.

Church DNA

Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians is a short and compact letter, that draws us back to the fundamentals of the faith and the fundamentals of how we are to be ‘church’ together.


The Holy Trinity

A very short series on the Trinity.

A Community of Faith

What does it mean to belong to a community of faith?

Who Do We Think We Are?

A journey through the book of Ephesians, learning who we are in Christ Jesus.

Dealing With Dilemmas

How do we live in the world as Christians? How do we respond to some of the ethical issues of our day?

The Miracle of Christmas

Recovering the wonder of Christmas, centred on God’s great salvation plan for humanity – the real miracle of Christmas.

You might also be interested in: