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Medical Update

I just wanted to touch bases with all the SIH Ministries readers.  I have undergone one surgery  in the Cleveland Clinic with and accommpaning 10 day hospital stay.  Currently I am home recooperating and preparing for a bladder tumor removal surgery in the near future.  The biopsy is not back yet but I would ask you to please pray for me that I would graciously, thankfully accept whatever comes my way.  Also please be in

prayer for my dear wife Eva who has so faithfully taken care of me during my home stay.    Please ask the Lord to grace her with strength and faith as she continued to deal with her mothers passing in mid November and then all my issues beginning in December .

To those following my current series.  Please be patient with me.  My future postings will come to an end soon but I have every intention, Lord willing to continue as soon as I am able following my next surgery.

Thank you all for your continuing prayers on my behalf.    They are needed and very much appreciated. May the Lord bless you.

“Settled In Heaven’s 6th Anniversary”

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Psa 105:1-3 – “O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.   Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.   Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.”

 

Today, April 28th, is the sixth anniversary of Settled In Heaven Ministries.  Over the past 6 years, the Lord has graciously allowed and enabled us to proclaim His Word through the SIH internet-based ministries.  To honor Him and thank Him for His gracious intervention in this ministry, I would like us to look at three short verses from Psalm 105:

 

(1)  O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

Two of the greatest ways we can show our appreciation TO OTHERS for all that the Lord has done for us is:

 

  1. “call upon his name” –

The phrase “to call upon” can refer to a few different ideas.  It can mean “to invite”, “to call for help” or “to proclaim publicly”.   Any of these three can flow from a heart of appreciation for the Lord.

Do we invite our Lord to use His spirit to control every aspect of our life?  Do we invite Him to come and use us as He sees fit?  These are ways for Christians to express our thanks for all He has done for us.

Do we look to our Lord in times of need?  Do we refuse to take the “easy way out” of problems, but instead, ask the Lord for grace to help us do what is pleasing and honorable to Him in any given situation?   If so, we are saying “Thank You” to the Lord for all He has done for us.

Do we unashamedly tell others about our Lord and who He is?  When the opportunity arises, are we willing to risk our relationship with a loved one or a friend to share with them their sinful condition, their inability to save themselves. and their desperate need of Christ?  When we do these things we are declaring our gratefulness to Him through self-sacrifice showing His love to others.

 

  1. “make known his deeds among the people”

The second way that we can show our appreciation for the Lord and all He has done for us is by telling others what He has done for us.  Not only His death on the cross for our sins, but the very personal things He has done for us during our lifetimes.  The times He intervened by grace and healed our bodies (or our broken hearts), the times He protected us during times of danger, and the times He accompanied us through the storms of life granting us peace and enablement.

All of these are important messages that others need to hear from us, as they face many of the same issues that He has already brought us through.  In doing so, we are declaring our thankfulness for the Lord and all He has done for us. 

 

(2)  Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works

Four of the greatest ways we can show our appreciation TO OURSELVES for all that the Lord has done for us is:

 

  1. “Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him:”

Not only are we to rehearse His greatness to others, but also we should display our thankfulness to Him by telling Him what He has done for us.  In doing so, we are forcing ourselves to notice His acts of grace in our lives and humbles us  It reminds us of our shortcomings, inabilities, and our continual need of Him.

 

  1. “talk ye of all his wondrous works.”

As we pray, we can speak to Him from hearts of gratitude and need throughout the day, constantly reminding ourselves of all He has done for us.   By doing this, we are showing ourselves that we do recognize our indebtedness to Him and our need to constantly hold a spirit of gratefulness.

 

 

(3)  Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

 

  1. “Glory ye in his holy name:”

We are to be encouraged and strengthened when we think of His holiness, his character, and the privilege we have been given to serve Him.  We are not to be motivated to serve Him for the praise of men, but simply to see our Lord be glorified and honored in us.

 

  1. “let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.”

When we see ourselves seeking a closer relationship with the Lord, we know with certainty, our seeking is due to His intervention in our lives.   What a cause for rejoicing and appreciation on behalf of the people of God

 

 

SIH ministries is our feeble attempt to say “Thank You” to the Lord for all He has done for us throughout our lifetime.  As we look back at what has taken place over the years, all we can do is echo the words of King David who said…

“To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.   He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.   And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.”   (Psa 40:1-3)

That is what has been; currently is; and, by God grace, will continue to be the desire of our hearts… to say thank you to the Lord for all He has done for us by declaring His greatness.  And through it all, to lead men to Christ for salvation and to place a greater reverence of the Lord in the hearts of His people.

 

Secondly I would just like to thank all of you who have so faithfully taken part in the ministries here at SIH…. Thanks to the followers, commenters, likers, visitors, readers, rebloggers and social site sharers.  Believe me, you all have been a great human encouragement as we have sought to faithfully post on a daily basis.

Thirdly, please be in prayer for the ministries here at SIH.  By God’s grace, over the years we have tried to be constantly adding to our ministries in an attempt to reach the most number of people with His Word.

 

To date, in addition to our internet homepage ( http://www.settledinheaven.org/ ), Settled In Heaven can be found on the following websites: 

WordPress (https://settledinheaven.wordpress.com/ )

YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/SettledInHeaven )

 

Also, you can follow SIH on the following social sites:

FaceBook (https://www.facebook.com/settledinheaven )

Google+ (https://plus.google.com/109554571051856737762/ )

Twitter (https://twitter.com/settledinheaven )

Tumblr (http://settledinheaven.tumblr.com/ )

LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/pub/robbarkman/47/819/4a4 )

Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/settledinheaven/ )

GodInterest (http://godinterest.com/profile/136480 )

 

Lord willing, within the next year, SIH will be greatly expanding our ministries on: 

GodTube (http://www.godtube.com/settledinheaven/ )

LiveJournal (http://settledinheaven.livejournal.com/ )

 

 

May the Lord bless you for your faithfulness to Him and…

MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AS YOU STUDY HIS WORD!

A Change In SIH Commenting Procedures

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Beginning in 2016, readers will no longer be able to post comments to this site.  This change is being made to facilitate the handling of comments being received from the increasing number of SIH internet sites.

Please submit your comments, questions or suggestions concerning any SIH posting MADE TO ANY OF OUR INTERNET SITES by simply sending an email to:

settledinheaven@gmail.com

In your email please include the site name and lesson title.  You will receive a personal response ASAP.

 

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Settled In Heaven’s home on the internet:

SettledInHeaven.Org

 

You can now find Settled In Heaven TEXT postings at:

WordPress          LiveJournal          OverBlog

 

You can now find Settled In Heaven VIDEO postings at:

YouTube              GodTube

 

Also, Settled In Heaven Ministries is included in:

Christian Blessings            The Christian Gazette

 

You can follow SIH Ministries on the following social websites:

FaceBook            Google+               Twitter                 Tumblr

Pintrest                MySpace              GodInterest

 

Thank you for your continuing interest in the ministries of Settled In Heaven.  Please be in prayer for these ministries and the continuing expansion of SIH throughout 2016.  Look for future announcements of new sites where the SIH ministry will be available.

May the Lord bless you as you continue to study His Word!

 

Rob Barkman,
Founder and Director Settled In Heaven Ministries

Comments, Questions or Suggestions?

Please email me at:

settledinheaven@gmail.com

 

We always welcome any comments, questions, or suggestions that you may have.

Lord bless you as you study His Word!

Happy New Years For Settled In Heaven Ministries!

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{Postings of Settled In Heaven’s Daily Devotionals and Bible Studies will resume on January 2nd 2015}

 

New Years Holiday Devotionals:

 

A Christian’s New Year’s Devotional

SIH’s Think On These Things – New Year’s Devotional For 2013

2016 New Year’s Day Devotional: We Are But Of Yesterday

New Years Holiday Devotional Series:

New Years Devotional Series: Entering The Unknown By Faith

Have A Blessed Christmas From Settled In Heaven Ministries…

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Thanksgiving Lessons and Devotionals From SIH Ministries…

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For other Bible Lessons on Thanksgiving please click on link:

A Christian’s Thanksgiving Day

Therefore, O God, We Thank Thee

Let The Redeemed Of The Lord Say So

The Three Great Benefits Of Thanksgiving

Saying Thanks Just Isn’t Enough  *NEW FOR 2015*

For Thanksgiving devotionals please click on links:

A Month of Thankfulness” 30 Part Devotional Series

“Remembering The Works Of God: The Feast Of Tabernacles” 12 Part Devotional Series

SIH Valentine’s Day Devotionals…

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SIH Valentine’s Day 3-Part Devotion Series: The Greatest Of These Is Love:

Part  #1 – The Importance Of Love

Part #2 – The Eternal Nature Of Love

Part #3 – The Supremacy Of Love

 

 

SIH Valentine’s Day Devotional Video Playlist:

SIH Valentine’s Day Devotional Playlist (4 Videos)

 

 

 

 

Happy New Years For Settled In Heaven Ministries!

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{Postings of Settled In Heaven’s Daily Devotionals and Bible Studies will resume on January 2nd 2015}

 

New Years Holiday Devotionals:

A Christian’s New Year’s Devotional

SIH’s Think On These Things – New Year’s Devotional For 2013

Christmas Themed Lessons and Devotionals

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  {Postings of Settled In Heaven’s Daily Devotionals and Bible Studies will resume, Lord willing,  on January 2nd 2015}

 

Bible Lessons / Small Group Studies: 

 Miscellaneous Subjects Concerning Christmas:

Christ Or Santa Claus? Man Am I Confused!

Should Christians Participate In The Christmas Celebration?

Tis The Season To Deny The Existence Of God

“Bethlehem” *New For 2014*

“He Hath Sent Christ” (Why The Father Sent Christ To Sinful Man) *New For 2014*

The Christmas Story:

The Christmas Story In Matthew Part #1

The Christmas Story In Matthew Part #2

The Christmas Story In Luke Part #1

The Christmas Story In Luke Part #2

The Christmas Story In Luke Part #3

The Christmas Story In Luke Part #4

The Christmas Story In Chronological Order

Devotionals:

Think On These Things Devotional Luke 2:10-11 Part #1

Think On These Things Devotional Luke 2:10-11 Part #2

Christmas Themed Lessons and Devotionals

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Bible Lessons / Small Group Studies: 

Miscellaneous Subjects Concerning Christmas:

Christ Or Santa Claus? Man Am I Confused!

Should Christians Participate In The Christmas Celebration?

Tis The Season To Deny The Existence Of God

“Bethlehem” *New For 2014*

The Christmas Story:

The Christmas Story In Matthew Part #1

The Christmas Story In Matthew Part #2

The Christmas Story In Luke Part #1

The Christmas Story In Luke Part #2

The Christmas Story In Luke Part #3

The Christmas Story In Luke Part #4

The Christmas Story In Chronological Order

Devotionals:

Think On These Things Devotional Luke 2:10-11 Part #1

Think On These Things Devotional Luke 2:10-11 Part #2

Happy Thanksgiving From SIH Ministries!

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Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day To All Our Followers and Visitors To SIH Ministries…

 

 Be Blessed, Safe, And Loved On This Day That Is Set Aside To Meditate On The Lord And His Goodness To Us!

You Have Been, And Continue To Be, A Source Of Great Encouragement To Us!

 

Thanksgiving Lessons and Devotionals From SIH Ministries…

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For other Bible Lessons on Thanksgiving please click on link:

A Christian’s Thanksgiving Day

Therefore, O God, We Thank Thee

Let The Redeemed Of The Lord Say So

The Three Great Benefits Of Thanksgiving  *NEW FOR 2014*

 

For the 30 part series of Thanksgiving devotionals please click on link:

A Month of Thankfulness” 30 Part Devotional Series

Our 2010 Series On The Halloween Celebration…

SIH ICONFor all the new followers of SIH blog…We previously posted a series on the Bible’s teachings concerning different aspects of the world’s celebration of the Halloween holiday.

Well worth the time to read/listen to the series.  It better helps us to understand our responsibility as Christians when we are invited to the season’s celebrations.  And be sure to answer the poll question at the end of part #1!

 

 Halloween Part #1 – The Celebration: http://wp.me/pU88A-8q

Halloween Part #2 – The Death Symbols Of Halloween: http://wp.me/pU88A-8G

Halloween Part #3 – The Sorcery Symbols: http://wp.me/pU88A-8V

Halloween Part #4 – The Necromancy Symbols: http://wp.me/pU88A-94

Halloween Part #5 – What Should Christians Do?: http://wp.me/pU88A-9b

Good Advice For Us All…

During The Hard Times

Coming In Four Days…

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Please Join Us As See Truths About Christ Revealed Throughout The Book Of Revelation.

This Series Will Be Looking At The Entire Book Of Revelation (verse by verse) and Will Be Presented Every Thursday Morning

 

And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See [thou do it] not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.   (Revelation 19:10)

Christ Is The Center Of All Biblical Revelation. Come Join Us As We See Christ In The Prophetic Scriptures…

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Please Join Us As See Truths About Christ Revealed Throughout The Book Of Revelation.

This Series Will Be Looking At The Entire Book Of Revelation (verse by verse) and Will Be Presented Every Thursday Morning

 

And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See [thou do it] not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.   (Revelation 19:10)

Coming This Fall To Settled In Heaven Ministries….

ChristRevealedPromo

Please Join Us As See Truths About Christ Revealed Throughout The Book Of Revelation.

This Series Will Be Looking At The Entire Book Of Revelation (verse by verse) and Will Be Presented Every Thursday Morning

 

And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See [thou do it] not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.   (Revelation 19:10)

A New Devotional Series Coming To SIH Ministries…

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This devotional series will center on the life of Christ, His teachings and His works, as He set the the perfect example for us to love God and love others.

 

This series will continue every Monday – Friday for the remaining portion of Summer and early Fall and will be presented in both text and video formats.

 

Come join with us as we begin our new devotional series on Monday, July 7th!

http://settledineaven.wordpress.com

http://www.settledinheaven.org

A New Daily Devotional Series Is Coming To SIH Ministries…

ToLoveAsJesusLovedPromo

This devotional series will center on the life of Christ, His teachings and His works, as He set the the perfect example for us to love God and love others.

 

This series will continue every Monday – Friday for the remaining portion of Summer and early Fall and will be presented in both text and video formats.

 

Come join with us as we begin our new devotional series on Monday, July 7th!

http://settledineaven.wordpress.com

http://www.settledinheaven.org