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About Rob Barkman

A retired pastor, Bible teacher and author of 20 years, he is currently ministering through Settled In Heaven Ministries. SIH Ministries is an on-line Bible teaching ministry that was founded by Bro Barkman in 2010. Settled In Heaven’s mission is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by fulfilling two different roles... rendering encouragement and Biblical knowledge to the saints in an effort to enhance their service to Christ; and proclaiming the gospel message to those who are in need of salvation, explaining to them their urgent need to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

The Message of Ten Cent Beer Night

“Ten Cent Beer Night”… June 4, 1974, is a night that will live in infamy.  For all of us who are Cleveland Indians fans, just the mention of this horrendous night still sends chills of shame through our bones.  The … Continue reading

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Oh What A Thing Fear Is!

One of the most difficult things in life, for me, is to be forced to face my worst fears.  The longer I live, the more I am noticing one important truth… my fears are at their worst when I am … Continue reading

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What does God Look Like ?

We all have our own concept of what God looks like.  Some of us think of God as an old man with a long gray beard and robes; a young youthful powerful man; a carved or molten totem made by … Continue reading

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Free, Free Indeed! (Independence Day – July 4th Devotional)

“We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people … Continue reading

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Personal Experience Or God’s Word, Which Is Our Standard? #3

Should we trust the Word based upon Biblical revelation?   Throughout our lifetime, we are called upon to choose between trusting the revelation of God’s Word or placing our faith in our life experiences.  Phrased another way, are we to … Continue reading

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Personal Experience Or God’s Word, Which Is Our Standard? #2

Should we trust the Word instead of our life experiences? Throughout our lifetime, we are called upon to choose between trusting the revelation of God’s Word or placing our faith in our life experiences. Phrased another way, are we to … Continue reading

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Personal Experience Or God’s Word, Which Is Our Standard? #1

Should we trust the Word when we lack life experiences?   Throughout our lifetime, we are called upon to choose between trusting the revelation of God’s Word or placing our faith in our life experiences.  Phrased another way, are we … Continue reading

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The Only Guarantee In Life

Throughout the history of mankind, man has faced uncertainty, doubts, insecurity, trials and the consistent appearance of unexpected events for which we find ourselves totally unprepared.  This ever wavering condition of a fallen word is repeatedly reflected within the pages … Continue reading

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Call Unto Me

Jeremiah, who spoke out of a heart of obedience to the Lord and love for the nation of Judah, prophesied of their coming defeat at the hands of Babylon. The King of Judah, Zedekiah, seeing that the prophecy was coming … Continue reading

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“Why Does Evil Exist? (Part #7)”

And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.”   (Mark 7:37) “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I … Continue reading

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