During Jesus’ final trip to Jerusalem, He took His disciples aside privately and predicted what would befall Him when they arrived. It was a detailed prediction of His sufferings and Resurrection. An exposition of Matthew 20:17-19.read more
In part one of this series, I briefly examined some of the details of the Gospel accounts that are difficult to harmonize and provided a framework for viewing differences between the Gospel accounts. Now, we must address the question of whether or not the Gospels...read more
Introduction Anyone who has read through the gospels can see that there are differences between them. Matthew does not read the same as Mark, and Mark is very different from Luke. John is the most unique of the four gospels. Matthew, Mark, and Luke are called “The...read more
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.