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About Ross
  • Education: Hillsong Church leadership College Baptist Theological College of Queensland
  • Experience: After 10 years pastoring the best Church - Whitsunday Baptist Church now in Sydney. Loved every minute. Now a Pastor/Chaplain to 163 people in Aged Care.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I pray that these empowering conversations will help you apply the lifechanging Truths of the Bible. If a post has helped you to do this, you are invited to subscribe to my webpage by clicking the follow button, to make comments and to share these thoughts with your friends. It would be a privilege to share these conversations with people like you and others all around the world.
  • Family: Wife Julie, 2 Children, 5 Grandchildren.
  • Books that have had an impact: My Bible
  • Hobbies: Pastor, Writer, Composer, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Love the Lord, Love Family, Love Church, Love Life.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He helped people apply the lifechanging truths of the Bible.
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  • Genesis 34 - Caveat On Depravity - The Rape Of Dinah

    Contributed on Aug 2, 2017

    Immorality no longer lingers in the shadows. Violence and lawlessness no longer seek to hide around corners. How do we respond to the cultural depravity around us when it touches our lives?

    Genesis 34 – CAVEAT ON DEPRAVITY Immorality no longer lingers in the shadows but openly parades in the streets in the guise of normality. Violence and lawlessness no longer seek to hide around corners but carry knives and guns and bombs shouting out their chanted slogans in the guise of more

  • Psalm 3 – How Can I Experience Peace In Times Of Pressure?

    Contributed on Jun 11, 2017

    David has faced some impossible situations head on and can certainly answer the question better than most of us, “How do I continue to have peace in times of pressure?”

    Psalm 3 - HOW CAN I EXPERIENCE PEACE IN TIMES OF PRESSURE? The door looked like a safe door and we were told to leave it locked all the time we were in our rented unit in Kiev. We don’t have to do that in Australia. When we were visited by a man from the Ukrainian Mafia and his henchmen more

  • Codebreaker

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2017

    The bible is difficult to interpret at times. it’s a codebook, which if used well, can help us decipher the enigmas of life, fight the right battles, know the real enemy and bring us peace with God.

    CODEBREAKER I found it fascinating when I discovered he was a Codebreaker in the war. He looked somehow smaller now and curled up. I prayed for him, sang to him as light filtered through the window onto his old wrinkled brow. The movie “The Imitation Game” talked about more

  • Psalms 1:1 – Unfriending

    Contributed on Jan 7, 2017

    Does the experience of joy really depend on who I befriend? Who is really wise enough to discern when advice is malicious and wicked? Who is able to recognize when they are keeping the wrong company? How do I detect the traps of cynicism and mockery?

    Psalms 1:1 – UNFRIENDING “Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.” GO TO THAT PERSON’S PROFILE If David was on facebook he would have unfriended them. Brothers Abishai and Joab are as more

  • The 7 Windows Of Christmas

    Contributed on Dec 24, 2016

    A beautiful story based on 7 windows. It tells the Christmas story from the perspective of an opening in heaven.

    THE 7 WINDOWS OF CHRISTMAS The Bible speaks about the Window of Heaven being opened to allow the blessings of God to come to earth for those who love God and honour His Name. That got me thinking about windows, windows of the soul, shop windows, car windows, computer windows, all kinds of more

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  • A Harvest Of Service

    Contributed on Feb 4, 2011

    A HARVEST OF SERVICE Vehicles being thrown around like toys in the rushing waters and heartbreaking stories of lives lost have filled the news reports. The damage to bumper harvests was also devastating, probably in the billions of dollars, as the states of Queensland, NSW and Victoria in more

  • Two Men, Two Soils

    Contributed on Jan 28, 2011
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    TWO MEN, TWO SOILS Two of the men have impacted my life. Both of them died of cancer. For many years one of these men allowed his CIRCUMSTANCES to harden him towards those in his family and towards God. I thought my dad was about as far away from God as he could be. He seemed to be more

  • Staying In The Shallow End

    Contributed on Jan 28, 2011

    STAYING IN THE SHALLOW END He stays at the shallow end of the pool for a long time, refusing invitations to come out into the deeper water, even with his dad. But after a long time considering it, my grandson Zion Brave Bennett thrusts himself into the pool, swimming underwater and then more

  • Make Me!

    Contributed on Jan 14, 2011

    "MAKE ME!" They had behaved badly in class but they were equally disruptive in the detention room, swearing, acting tough and defying anything I said with a smart comment. Unacceptable behaviour. I have never really had a problem with anger, but the closest I came was in that classroom. Teaching more

  • Margaret: The Hard Soil

    Contributed on Jan 13, 2011

    MARGARET: THE HARD SOIL Each week I give a devotion in each of the 8 dining areas of the Shalom Centre and Margaret (not her real name) is there, with ears which will not hear. Her heart is a fortress, cold, hard, defensive. The gates are huge, old and impenetrable, bolted with fear and pride more