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 Before The King (Ecclesiastes 8:1-9)

Solomon commands obedience to the King and gives a number of reasons for obeying authorities. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 8:1-9.

A Disappointing Search (Ecclesiastes 7:23-29)

Solomon searched for the meaning behind all reality. What he discovered was not what he expected. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 7:23-29.

A Grand Injustice, Part 2 (Ecclesiastes 7:19-22)

Solomon’s answer to the common mindset he described in 7:15-18. A look at the universal condemnation of all men as “unrighteous.” We hear some wisdom for interpersonal relationships. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 7:19-22.

A Grand Injustice, Part 1 (Ecclesiastes 7:15-18)

Sometimes the righteous perish and the wicked persist. This observation leads some to question the value of wisdom. This message is an examination of the most difficult to interpret passages in Ecclesiastes. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 7:15-18.

Trusting God in a Bent World (Ecclesiastes 7:11-14)

Solomon describes the benefit of wisdom and speaks of living in a bent world under the sovereignty of God. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 7:11-14.

The Way of Wisdom (Ecclesiastes 7:5-10)

A sprinkling of proverbs dealing with a variety of subjects. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 7:5-10.

The House of Mourning (Ecclesiastes 7:1-4)

We learn more from a funeral than we will from 1,000 parties. Solomon encourages us to learn the lessons that death wants to teach us. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 7:1-4.

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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