A Personal Note

Why This Book? – A Personal Note

Thank you for purchasing this book!

There may be a number of reasons why you purchased this book. There are a number of reasons why I wrote it.

First, I wrote the content of this book as a series of articles published in our church newsletter over the course of a year and a half. I have been asked numerous times about some of the doctrines and practices mentioned in these pages. I decided to put the answers down in writing so I might have a resource to hand to those who ask in the future. It is my earnest desire that God may use His truth in these pages to purify His church, reform His church, and equip the saints for the work of ministry.

Second, having written the material, I desired to make this available to an audience beyond the walls of my own church family. Initially I did this by making the articles available on our website (www.kootenaichurch.org) for free. Being in an ebook format makes this material even more accessible to an even larger audience. It is still my desire that God may use this for His glory in equipping His people.

Third, I have decided to make this book available for purchase as an e-book as a fundraiser for Kootenai Community Church’s new church building. We are in the process – and have been since 2002 – of building a new church facility for our church family. We have committed ourselves to doing this without taking out a loan and to only build as we can pay for it. Consequently, it has been a long process, and the Body of Christ at Kootenai has been amazingly patient and adaptable through it all.

We have been meeting in a school cafeteria for 13 years (as of 2015). This has involved unloading and setting up and then putting away chairs, sound system, and music equipment week after week for that whole time. Being in a rented facility has imposed many limitations on our ministry and yet folks have adapted. We are thankful that God has provided a meeting place for us for these years, but we are looking forward to getting in our own building with all the opportunities that that will bring.

All of the proceeds from the sale of this book go directly to Kootenai Community Church for the purpose of completing our church building. Thank you for your contribution to that end!

Soli Deo Gloria!

Jim Osman