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SIH ICON“Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, [even] by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”   (Acts 4:10-12)

Welcome to the Settled in Heaven Ministries Text Blog.

Settled In Heaven Ministries was founded in 2010 by Brother Rob Barkman, who for over 20 years served the Lord as a  pastor, Bible teacher and author.  Now retired from the pastorate, Bro Rob is now ministering through Settled In Heaven Ministries.    His heart’s desire is for this ministry to be of spiritual benefit to all who might read it.  To those who have come to faith in Christ as their Lord and Savior, he is seeking to share  knowledge and encouragement from the Word of the Lord.  For those who have not yet trusted in Christ as their Lord and Savior, he is trusting that SIH ministries will be used of God to show them their great need, and urgency, to receive the Lord’s gracious forgiveness.

This blog is dedicated fully to the honor of  the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Jesus has forgiven Bro. Rob of all of his sins, given him the ability to serve Him, and has secured his future eternity with Him.  Having done all of this for Bro Rob, he readily acknowledges that he owes Christ all of his heart, his soul and his mind.  SIH Ministries is one man’s feeble attempt to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.  Rob also recognizes that ministering through SIH ministries is a gracious privilege and responsibility that is placed upon him by his Lord.  To Christ be all the glory for SIH Ministries and the Word upon which this ministry is based.

May the Lord bless you with spiritual strength and refreshment as you study His Word along with us at SIH.

After your visit to this blog, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them in the “comment” section following each blog entry.  Or, if you desire, you are welcome to email Bro Rob at:

A timely response will be made to all emails.

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This text blog is only one ministry of Settled In Heaven Ministries… please visit our web homepage at .

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(Many thanks to my wife, Eva Barkman, for allowing me to use her painting, acrylics on canvas, named “Calvary” as my front page banner. Please visit her visual blog at for avisible representation of Bible truths…. if you like you are welcome to visit her other two websites at: and )


  1. Tom Raines says:

    Thank you for your faithfulness in continuing to lead your flock!

  2. Terry says:

    she is very talented, well in fact, both of you are

  3. Sherry says:

    May God abundantly bless you both in your service to our precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! amen~

  4. SLIMJIM says:

    Thank you for your ministry…3 years going strong!

    • Rob Barkman says:

      By God’s grace alone, my friend! His gracious blessings alone sustain the ministry here. Thanks for all your kind words of support.

  5. Confex says:

    Bro Rob, we thank God for your ministry and all your efforts to proclaim His Word faithfully. May God grant you the grace to continue this good work. Grace and peace

  6. Rob, you started here at wordpress a few months before I did and I started following you soon after arriving.

    Over the years I have been encouraged and challenged and gained much from your posts. I have been especially appreciative of your very thorough teachings of various Scriptures and topics.

    I know God will continue to bless you and to use you to bless many others as you continue your ministry here.

    Thank you sincerely.
    I praise God for you and for your ministry.

  7. mwitasblog says:

    I admire Eva’s painting, it’s beautiful

  8. Scott Sholar says:

    Bless you and Eva, Rob.

  9. Julie Garro says:

    I’m enjoying all the resources you have on your blog. Please keep it up. Thanks and God Bless.

  10. Hi Rob, thanks for checking out my blog posts! I am glad you have found them edifying. Blessings!

  11. Roger Tharpe says:

    I have selected you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award. Check out the simple rules on my website. Let’s encourage one another while we still have time.

    • Rob Barkman says:

      Thank you for the award. It is much appreciated. However, it is the policy of SIH ministries to not accept awards. It is only through the grace of God that SIH ministries exist and continue to prosper. For those of us who are simply being used of Him, we deserve no awards nor acclaim.

      But I did want to express to you that your thoughts toward SIH are an encouragement. Thank you so much. May the Lord richly bless you.

  12. God bless you! I just nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can find out more information on my post:'ve-been-nominated-for-the-Liebster-award/

    • Rob Barkman says:

      Thank you for the award. It is much appreciated. However, it is the policy of SIH ministries to not accept awards. It is only through the grace of God that SIH ministries exist and continue to prosper. For those of us who are simply being used of Him, we deserve no awards nor acclaim.

      But I did want to express to you that your thoughts toward SIH are an encouragement. Thank you so much. May the Lord richly bless you.

  13. journeyofjoy says:

    Glory to God! Thank you for your labor of Love to make our Lord known throughout the earth. God’s best!

  14. This is a fine work that the Lord does through you, Brother Rob! Praise His Name.

    • Rob Barkman says:

      Thank you for the very kind words, Daryl. It is just as you say May the Lord be glorified. It is totally because of His gracious intervention that SIH ministries exist and each posting is completed. Truly… Without Him I Can Do Nothing. May the Lord continue to bless you brother.

  15. Thank you for taking the time to read and like my post. Must say, i’m so glad to see the great work of proclaiming the Gospel to many from this blog! God bless you!

  16. vonhonnauldt says:

    Just wanted to stop by and thank you for liking a couple of my posts. I appreciate your desire and your efforts to spread the Word. The Lord continue to bless you and may you and yours have a blessed Christmas.

  17. wingedprisms says:

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog. May the Lord continue to bless you and all you do with Him.
    cate b

  18. Thank you for your like of my post. That is very kind of you. I am now following your blog; please consider following mine. Blessings to you,

    Senior Pastor
    Equipping The Saints – Eph 4:12

  19. Joe M. says:

    Rob, thanks so much for liking my posts and for following my blog. I really appreciate the support! I hope that my articles will continue to be a blessing to you!

  20. Marius Zărnescu says:

    God bless you bro. Rob

  21. Hi. I’m new to your following. It is very lovely to meet you. May God continue to bless the work of your hands!

    God bless!

    Jennifer – I Give God All The Glory

    • Rob Barkman says:

      Hi Jennifer,

      So glad you stopped by. I trust SIH blog will be a blessing to you. Please feel free to comment anytime you would like. Lord bless you as you begin your new blog ministry!


      • Rob,

        Thanks again. I am looking forward to digging deeper into your blog and soaking up all the knowledge that you have to offer. May the many blessings of the Lord be upon you.

        God bless you!

        Jennifer – I Give God All The Glory

  22. Dear Brother in Christ, Rob

    Just stopping by to say Happy Easter! Have a blessed Resurrection Day to you 🙂

  23. Thank you for checking out my recent blog entry….How could I sin…. It is good to see how you are writing for the glory of God, and the salvation of sinners. May the Lord bless you and equip you as you continue to serve Him faithfully.

  24. successbmine says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog, Bob. I know I have seen your comments on Terry Shepherd’s blog, but I have never checked out your site. God bless you in your endeavors for Him.

  25. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I also have been involved in online ministry since the mid 90’s with websites, forums and social media. I have recently this year realized with the Holy Spirit’s leading the tremendous value and influence of this new (to me) media form. I see so clearly, the Lord calling those of His body into a cohesive spiritual body based on His agape Love.
    I noticed you said you retired from the pastorate, but I would encourage you my fellow brother, that you NEVER retire from the ministry gift that called has called you too.
    Paul reminded us of this, Romans 11:29, “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” The King James version states, “without repentance.” Our Heavenly Father is NEVER sorry for calling us or gifting us.
    The reason I state this is that many in the “brick and mortar” church world feel that online ministry is a “hobby” ministry. In the years that I have been a pastor behind the pulpit AND online, I have seen the Holy Spirit use ministry online to help others literally around the world as I’m sure by your site you also see. I am proud to address you as Pastor AND Brother because you still have a flock who follows you. You still have sheep that need leading, need feeding, need the “water of life” and the rest that the “green pastures” can give. As long as you are DOING, you will always be a Pastor in the truest sense of what that spiritual ministry entails.
    Now Pastor, I don’t tell you this to flatter you, rather, I REMIND you so that you may continue to be edified, (built up) and encouraged in the Lord!
    I’m going to post your site link on my Links page and even though you have many followers, the Lord by His Holy Spirit is the one who decides whom He sends your way. Brother, we are ALL vessels for His use, I for one am blessed that you stopped by that I might find your site. That is the miracle of the Lord’s leading. He knows the timing and the purpose so that we might continue to learn, to be edified, to be inspired and to serve until He calls home to be with Him!!
    God bless you brother and more so as you continue in your service (ministry) to Him AND to all of us who come through your blog.

    • Rob Barkman says:

      Thanks for the encouraging words. Although my health no longer allows me to actively pastor a church, the Lord has worked in miraculous ways giving me this extra time of study and the web ministry where I can continue to share His truths with other Christians. Lord bless you my friend. i will be praying the Lord continues to bless your ministry and continue to lead you in the truths of His Word.

  26. I also want to thank you, Rob, for following my blog and liking yesterday’s post about my book, “Back to the Basics: A Guide for Christian Living.” As you know from reading the post, it is marked down this month at Amazon. Since it will only get in the hands of readers by word-of-mouth, if you enjoy my writings and find them helpful, would you please help me spread the word? I will leave two links for you (maybe you want to reblog or perhaps you have a better idea how to spread it around). Thanks. 🙂

    Amazon –

    Blog –

    God bless!
    Pastor Joe

  27. Thanks for the following, and sharing your love of YHVH may God Bless you richly!!! >////>

  28. Thank you for the like of the post ‘To Be Like Him’ . I appreciate the work you do in spreading His Word. God Bless you and yours.

  29. bring bread says:

    Brother Rob,
    Thought it was about time I popped over here to SIH’s welcome page and publically thanked you for your faithful teaching and for encouraging us all, and me personally. God bless you as you continue to courageously and faithfully share Christ. Colleen

    • Rob Barkman says:

      Thank you so much for the kind, encouraging words Colleen. The Lord has certainly blessed us with such wonderful truths in His Word. It is a blessing ot be able to share just a few of them with others such as yourself. Lord richly bless you my friend.

      • bring bread says:

        Thanks, Pastor Rob. I’m a bit of a stumbler in this blogging thing, but have been blessed more than I can say by ministers like you.

        • Rob Barkman says:

          You are doing a fine job. You are glorifying the Lord in your writings and explaining things in a very understandable way. Thank you for giving of your time and efforts to share His truths with all of us! Lord bless.

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