Moses turned his back on the treasures of Egypt for something of much greater value. An exposition of Hebrews 11:24-26.
? Believing God’s promises, Moses’ parents hid him disobeying Pharaoh’s edict. An exposition of Hebrews 11:23 and select passages from Exodus.
An overview of the life and significance of Moses. We look at the details given in Hebrews 11 and see why Moses’ faith was significant to the original readers. An exposition of Hebrews 11:23-29.
Joseph’s dying command was to have his bones taken out of Egypt in the Exodus so he could be buried in the land God had promised to give him. By faith he “saw” with spiritual eyes the fulfillment of all God’s good promises. An exposition of Hebrews 11:22.
Faith is seen in Jacob in his dying moments when he blesses Joseph’s sons and worships God. An exposition of Hebrews 11:21.
Isaac believed in the promises given to his father Abraham. Though intending the blessing for Esau, Isaac blessed Jacob conferring the promises of the Abrahamic Covenant upon him and his descendants. Overruled by God’s providence, Isaac’s faith blessed the one God...
Abraham's faith is demonstrated in his obedience to God‘s command. Offering Isaac showed the depth of Abraham’s faith and his unflinching trust in God’s promises. An exposition of Hebrews 11:17.
The revelation of and belief in bodily resurrection was very robust, even in the earliest times of the biblical record. Job, by faith, trusted Yahweh for his redemption, resurrection, and ultimate reward. An exposition of Job 19:23-27.
The next example of faith is Abraham’s obedience to God’s command to offer Isaac. We begin in Hebrews 11 and then go to Genesis 22 to get the historical context. We see Abraham’s obedience and faithfulness, and ultimately the grace of God in providing a sacrifice. An...
Though they would die without ever seeing their promises fulfilled, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob did not abandon the promise or disobey the Lord by returning to the land they had left. They remained in the Promised Land, faithfully living in expectation of that day when...
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.