Simeon’s Swan Song
This series of Christmas sermons was preached by Pastor Jim Osman in December of 2021. These messages take a look a look of the coming Christ and His life from the view of the prophet Simeon in Luke Chapter 2. Click here for more teaching by Jim Osman.
The Birth of Christ (Luke 2:21-35)
Three things we learn from Joseph and Mary’s encounter with Simeon in the Temple (Luke 2). The birth of Christ was a Trinitarian event, a public event, and a salvific event. An exposition of Luke 2:21-35 and the last in our series of Christmas messages.
The Rise and Fall of Many (Luke 2:33-35)
Jesus Christ the dividing line among all humanity as each person’s destiny is revealed by their reaction to Him. An exposition of Luke 2:33-35.
Salvation, Revelation, and Glory (Luke 2:27-32)
Simeon beholds Christ as God’s salvation, revelation, and glory. An exposition of Luke 2:27-32.
Simeon Sees the Savior (Luke 2:21-26)
An introduction to Simeon and his encounter with Jesus in the temple when Jesus was presented to the Lord by His parents. We look at the detail that Luke provides in showing the fastidious observance of the law by Mary and Joseph on behalf of their newborn son. An exposition of Luke 2:21-35.
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.