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.

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.

Wisdom is Better (Ecclesiastes 9:11-18)

In the light of life’s uncertainties, Solomon commends the path of wisdom. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 9:11-18.

A Life Enjoyed (Ecclesiastes 9:7-10)

In light of the reality of death (see 9:2-6) we should live life to the fullest, enjoying God’s good gifts to us as a preview of the glories to come. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 9:7-10.

Dealing With Death (Ecclesiastes 9:2-6)

Solomon takes up the subject of death once again. He shows us that death is indiscriminate in its selection, deserved because of our sin, and destructive because of what it steals from us. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 9:2-6.

In The Hand of God (Ecclesiastes 8:16-9:1)

Ultimately the secret workings of God’s providence and sovereignty are beyond human understanding. Certain things are not revealed to us. Solomon encourages us to rest in God’s sovereignty and take comfort with the fact that we are in the hand of God. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 8:16-9:1.

Slow Justice Is Still Justice (Ecclesiastes 8:10-15)

Solomon laments the praise that is given to the wicked in this life and reminds us that there is justice to come in the next. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 8:10-15.

Jim Osman

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.

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