John: The Glory of the Word Made Flesh
This series of messages is a verse by verse exposition of the book of John 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.
True Unity (John 17:20-24)
Jesus prayed that all His followers would “be one.” In this sermon we examine what Jesus intended by this prayer. What is true Christian unity? An exposition of John 17:20-24.
Sent Into The World (John 17:18-19)
Followers of Christ are left in this world with a mission. An exposition of John 17:18-19.
Sanctified By The Word (John 17:17)
Jesus prayed for the sanctification of those the Father had given to Him. In this sermon we answer three questions: What is sanctification? Why is sanctification necessary? How are we sanctified? An exposition of John 17:17.
Kept In The World (John 17:15-16)
The Lord has left us in this world for the good of the world, the good of His people, and His own glory. An exposition of John 17:15-16.
Hated And Yet Joyful (John 17:13-14)
Being concerned for the state of His people left in the world, the Lord assures them that He has supplied all that is necessary to live in a world that hates them. An exposition of John 17:11-12.
Kept By The Father And Son (John 17:11-12)
Jesus asked the Father to keep those whom He gave to the Son. An exposition of John 17:11-12.
Those Given By The Father, Part 2 (John 17:7-10)
Jesus describes three things that result from the Father giving Him a people: their faith in the truth, their separation from the world, and glory to Christ. An exposition of John 17:7-10.
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, The Prosperity of the Wicked: A Study of Psalm 73, and God Doesn’t Whisper. Jim and Diedre have four children: Taryn, Shepley, Ayden, and Liam.