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Settled In Heaven Ministries is beginning a new type of teaching series.  This new ministry is entitled “Teach Others Also”.   This ministry will consist of 13 video and written lessons specifically tailored for SS classes, Home Bible Studies, and Small Group Meetings.  This ministry was started based upon several requests we have received for a quarterly (12 or 13 week) teaching series.

Our first series entitled “The Precious Word” will begin with the first weekly posting on Sunday Morning July 1st and is scheduled to conclude with the Sept 23rd posting.  This will give anyone interested the ability to see much of this series before the fall quarter begins.  Hopefully, after seeing the first several lessons you will be able to decide whether you would like to use this series in the upcoming quarter.

This study will be emphasizing the importance of the Word of God for the Christian while, at the same time, answering questions that are commonly asked by unbelievers.  It will be clearly demonstrating that the Word of God supplies the believer with EVERYTHING that is needed to serve the Lord for the entire course of their lives.  For the unbeliever they will be receiving truths about God, Sin and Salvation and many other important truths.

The 13 interconnected subjects that are covered in this series are:

  1. Introduction to the study – The Preciousness of the Word
  2. Does God Exist?
  3. Are We Created Beings?
  4. Is There A Messiah?
  5. Does Sin Exist?
  6. How Can I Be Comforted In the Midst of Suffering?
  7. What Happens When We Die?
  8. How Can We Prepare For Death?
  9. Where Can We Find Lasting Joy?
  10. What Is The Meaning To Life?
  11. Why Does Tragedy Exist?
  12. Is There A Universal Standard Of Right and Wrong?
  13. Summary Of Our Study – The Preciousness Of the Word  (Can be deleted for classes using 12 week quarters)

The series material includes:

  1. The 25 minute video lesson presentation (for those who would like to lead a Bible study group without the availability of a teacher).  This video will be posted on the SIH blog along with the written copy.
  2. The Written copy of the current lesson as a blog posting each Sunday morning
  3. The 117 page Student/Teacher Manual which can be downloaded here in .pdf or .docx format. It is highly suggested that each student receives a copy of this manual to aid in the teaching process.  This manual includes:
    1.  a written outline of each lesson ( a copy of the written lesson that was posted on the blog website)
    2.  from 5 to 7 questions for each lesson
    3. an answer key at the end of the book (pg 100-113)  that can easily be deleted from the students copy of the manual

This is the first time I have attempted this type of series so it is a learning process for me. I have attempted to correct as many errors as possible in the handbook, however, let me apologize for any errors that may still exist.

If you have any suggestions regarding subjects for upcoming series, improvements or any type of changes you would like to see with these lessons please feel free to contact me at ANY INPUT IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. The feedback I receive from this initial series will form the future path for this ministry.

As always, all the material offered is free of charge.  All of these materials may be distributed freely.  All that is asked is that no monetary gain be received from the distribution of these materials.  May the Lord bless each one of us as we begin this new ministry at SIH Ministries.  I trust this ministry will be a blessing to each one of us.


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  1. cindy french says:

    Rob what a great idea!and you have the follwers to take advantage of it. How you do all you do is a mystery to me . May I ask what you thought of my john 14 post? Honest truth, please. Thanks.

    • Rob Barkman says:


      I am able to devote more time to the SIH ministries now. The Lord has been burdening my heart for quite some time and now has opened the door for me to have a full time teaching and writing ministry. So I am basically putting 8-10 hours a day into SIH ministries. The Lord is good. This teaching and writing is the minsitry that I enjoy the most and seems to hold the greatest blessings for me.

      About your post, I enjoyed it… please refer to my comments on your posting for more details.

      Lord bless you. I’m still praying for your health and ministry.

  2. Susan Michaels says:

    What an amazing series…very challenging topics. May God bless this outreach greatly.

  3. James says:

    I look forward to going though the course

    • Rob Barkman says:


      Thanks for your encouragement. I really appreciate your prayers the Lord would be glorified and He would see fit to use it in the lives of others. Lord bless.

  4. What a blessing this will be to the body of Christ, dear brother. Thank you for your prayers. I will count it a privilege to pray for this ministry. Lord bless you always in all ways.

    • Rob Barkman says:

      Thank you Bro Jon for your support and promotion of the series. By God’s grace, He will continue to use both our ministries to honor and glorify Himself. Thank you for your faithfulness in standing for His truth. May the Lord bless you and your wife

  5. Reblogged this on Justification by Grace and commented:
    My dear brother and co-laborer in Christ, Rob Barkman, has embarked on a new series, which I pray will be a blessed resource to many throughout the body of Christ. Please check it out and encourage this dear pastor in this ministry endeavor.

    • Rob Barkman says:

      Bro Jon,

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words and your promotion of the series. My desire is one that we share, for our ministries to glorify and honor our Lord and to be used as He would see fit to encourage the brethren and to see sould saved. Thank you again brother for your ministry and your stand for the Lord and His truth.

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  7. granbee says:

    Pastor Rob, I cannot begin to tell you how very grateful I am that you are providing us with this teaching series. I know I will be able to use it frequently in my church and in my community work. It is also influence my own poetry writing, for which I am most grateful! Giving God thanks and praise for this project of yours, Pastor Rob!

    • Rob Barkman says:


      I am so thankful that the series may be of use for you. Do me one favor please, if you decide to use the series, please get back with me on anything you see I can improve about the series. As I said in the intro it is my first try at this type of ministry and I really would appreciate feedback to help me with the furthering of this ministry. Thanks for your kind words. Lord bless.

  8. loopyloo305 says:

    Reblogged this on My Blog and commented:
    Follow Pastor Rob and learn every day!

    • Rob Barkman says:

      Patricia, Thanks for the reblog and all the support you give to SIH ministries. Also thanks for your hard work on your blog. It continues to be a blessing to me.

      • loopyloo305 says:

        You are most welcome Pastor Rob! God bless you and your work in teaching the gospel!

  9. Rob, knowing how thorough your studies are, I am sure many people will find a lot of use for them, and I trust will result in many more coming to know the truths of Scripture and putting them to work in their lives.

    My teaching days are over (well, I think they are, but I’ll keep my ears open to the Lord) but I’ll be following them, knowing they will be of benefit to me too.

  10. 2livewithjoy says:

    When I read this post a few days ago in my inbox I wondered how you could do it all with everything you are already doing. My answer came today as I read your response to another commenter above. It is wonderful that God has opened the door for you to pursue your passion on a full-time basis to bring honor to Him. May He bless you richly as you continue to serve Him and others through your writing and teaching ministry.

    • Rob Barkman says:

      The Lord has been good thats for sure…. funny thing is since I’ve been full time it seems as if I am busier than ever before. Kinda ironic but I’m enjoying every minute of it! Lord bless.

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