Ecclesiastes: Life Under the Sun

This series of messages is a verse by verse exposition of the book of Ecclesiastes by Jim Osman, a pastor at Kootenai Community Church. These messages were preached during our Sunday Morning Worship Service. Click here for more teaching by Jim Osman.

Wisdom and Our Rulers (Ecclesiastes 10:16-20)

Solomon contrasts a foolish and wise king and then applies wisdom to the king and the citizens. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 10:16-20.

Wisdom and Our Words (Ecclesiastes 10:12-15)

Solomon contrasts the words (speech) of the wise man with the speech of a fool. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 10:12-15.

Wisdom and Work (Ecclesiastes 10:8-11)

Solomon applies wisdom to our labor to show the advantage that wisdom can bring. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 10:8-11.

The Exaltation of Folly (Ecclesiastes 10:4-7)

Solomon tells us how to deal with a foolish ruler and what happens when foolishness is exalted in a nation. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 10:4-7.

The Weight of Folly (Ecclesiastes 10:1-3)

Chapter 10 of Ecclesiastes contrasts wisdom and folly as Solomon seeks to prove that wisdom is better than strength, shouting, and weapons of war (9:16-18). In the first three verses, Solomon describes the weight of folly, the source of folly, and a demonstration of folly. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 10:1-3.

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Jim Osman

Jim Osman was born in May of 1972 and has lived in Sandpoint since he was 3 years old. He achieved his life’s ambition by graduating from Sandpoint High School in 1990. Jim came to know Christ through the ministry of Cocolalla Lake Bible Camp. Kootenai Community Church has always been his home church, attending Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Youth Group.

After graduating from High School, he attended Millar College of the Bible in Pambrun, Saskatchewan. It was at Bible College that Jim met his wife to be, Diedre, who was also enrolled as a student. Jim graduated with a three year diploma in April of 1993 and married Diedre in August of that same year. He returned to Millar to further his education in September of 1994 and graduated from the Fourth Year Internship Program with a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Ministries in April of 1995.

Jim and Diedre returned to Sandpoint where Jim began working in construction and as a Roofing Materials Application Specialist (roofer) until he was asked to take over as the Preaching Elder of Kootenai Community Church in December of 1996. Now he counts it as his greatest privilege to be involved in ministering in the Church that ministered to him for so many years. It has been a great adventure!

Jim is the author of Truth or Territory: A Biblical Approach to Spiritual WarfareSelling the Stairway to Heaven, and The Prosperity of the Wicked: A Study of Psalm 73Jim and Diedre have four children: Taryn, Shepley, Ayden and Liam.