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.

Let Your Words Be Few (Ecclesiastes 5:2-3)

Solomon warns us about approaching God flippantly in prayer and using meaningless words or being unnecessarily verbose. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 5:2-3.

The Sacrifice of Fools (Ecclesiastes 5:1)

Solomon offers wisdom on how we approach God. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 5:1 and introduction to 5:1-7.

Two Are Better Than One (Ecclesiastes 4:9-16)

We get to the heart of Solomon’s contrast between loneliness and companionship with the proverbial statements of vv. 9-12 and the illustrative story of a lonely king in vv. 13-16. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 4:9-16.

Lonely Work (Ecclesiastes 4:4-8)

Solomon provides two examples of lonely work and offers wisdom concerning the balance of work and rest. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 4:4-8.

The Evils of Oppression (Ecclesiastes 4:1-3)

Solomon laments the evil of oppression under the sun. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 4:1-3.

Man, Animals, And Eternal Justice (Ecclesiastes 3:16-22)

Solomon laments the lack of justice in the places of justice and then offers two contrasting answers to it. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 3:16-22.

A Time For Everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1-15)

A look at what Solomon says regarding God’s work in time and our response to that work. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 3:1-15.

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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