By faith, Abraham and his family lived as if foreigners in a land God has promised. Abraham is an example for us. This world is not our home and we are to live as strangers in this land. An exposition of Hebrews 11:9.
By faith, Abraham left his old life and all that was familiar to obey God. Abraham believed that God rewards obedient faith. An exposition of Hebrews 11:8-10.
Physical blessings were not promised to all of Abraham’s seed, but some. We trace the promise of blessings through the generations that followed Abraham. An exposition of selected scriptures in the Old Testament.
An introduction to Abraham and God’s Promises to him. An exposition of Hebrews 11:7-19.
Noah’s faith was an obedient faith that resulted in salvation for his family, condemnation of the world, and an inheritance of righteousness. An exposition of Hebrews 11:7.
Noah’s faith was based on the revelation God had given to him. It moved him to work in obedience to God with reverence. An exposition of Hebrews 11:7.
Noah was a man of faith who believed what God said concerning a coming judgment. Noah obeyed God’s command giving evidence of his faith. An exposition of Genesis 6 and Hebrews 11:7.
Hebrews 11 gives us a definition of faith (v. 2) and an explanation as to why faith is necessary (v. 6). An explanation of why faith pleases God and how that is illustrated in the examples provided in Hebrews 11. What does it mean to seek God earnestly and how does...
A look at this intriguing character from the Old Testament who walked so closely with God, he did not suffer physical death. An exposition of Hebrews 11:5.
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.
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.