Jesus said “without Me you can do nothing.” In this message we look at the inability of the branches to live or bear fruit apart from the Vine. An exposition of John 15:4-6.
Title: The Fruit Of An Abiding Branch, Part 1 (John 15:4-6)
What does it mean to “abide?” That is the central truth pressed home in this extended metaphor. The word “abide” appears 10 times in 8 verses, but what does it mean? An exposition of John 15:4-6.
The Vine-dresser cuts off the fruitless branches and prunes the fruitful branches. How does He do this and with what tool? An exposition of John 15:1-3.
There are four elements to the analogy of the vine and the branches. In this message we identify and examine those four elements. An exposition of John 15:1-3.
There is an Old Testament background for Jesus’ claim to be the “True Vine.” We look at that background so we can appreciate His claim. An exposition of Psalm 80.
Jesus viewed His death on the cross as a good thing since it secured His glory, strengthened His disciples, showed His righteousness, and showed His love. An exposition of John 14:28-31.
Peace is a gift that only the Lord Jesus Christ can give and only His people can receive. Teacher of the Truth. An exposition of John 14:27.
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 Warfare, Selling the Stairway to Heaven, and The Prosperity of the Wicked: A Study of Psalm 73. Jim and Diedre have four children: Taryn, Shepley, Ayden and Liam.