Solomon offers advice to the young and the old on rejoicing in this life under the sun. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 11:7-10.
Questions regarding the Reformation answered by the elders of Kootenai Church--Jim Osman, Dave Rich, Jess Whetsel, and Cornel Rasor. Some of the questions asked in no particular order: Are Christians other than elders allowed to baptize other believers? In what...
Solomon encourages a bold, faithful, active life even in spite of all that we do not know about the future, the outcomes, or the secret workings of God. And exposition of Ecclesiastes 11:1-6.
A look at the formative principle of the reformation: sola scriptura. What does the Bible say about itself? What is the authority for the life and faith of the believer? In this sermon, we contrast the position of Rome with the Protestant commitment to Sola Scriptura....
This sermon introduces to us the history of the Reformation and the theological issues that lie at the heart of the divide between Protestants and Catholics. An exposition of Galatians 1:6-9 is included.
Solomon contrasts a foolish and wise king and then applies wisdom to the king and the citizens. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 10:16-20.
Solomon contrasts the words (speech) of the wise man with the speech of a fool. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 10:12-15.
Solomon applies wisdom to our labor to show the advantage that wisdom can bring. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 10:8-11.
Solomon tells us how to deal with a foolish ruler and what happens when foolishness is exalted in a nation. An exposition of Ecclesiastes 10:4-7.
Chapter 10 of Ecclesiastes contrasts wisdom and folly as Solomon seeks to prove that wisdom is better than strength, shouting, and weapons of war (9:16-18). In the first three verses, Solomon describes the weight of folly, the source of folly, and a demonstration of...
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.