For over sixty years I was a pastor. During those years I had a burning desire that my people might actually learn what the Bible teaches so they might apply it to their life. Also, I wanted to see unbelievers come to personal faith in Jesus Christ. I became convinced that the best way to achieve those two purposes was to teach and preach through books of the Bible.
During my years as a pastor I preached a series of messages encompassing every book of the Bible. Now, another vision has come to pass. My sermon notes through Bible books are being put into Sunday School and Bible study teachers’ guides. We are calling these materials Vines By The Book. We begin in the New Testament. These guides are now available on a subscription basis. They are reasonably priced and made available for churches according to their size. Whether you use the material for one class or more, the price will remain the same, according to your church’s average weekly Sunday School attendance.
Let me give a word of explanation concerning the writing and format of these lessons. My purpose in these guides is not to present a polished written product like I would publish in my books. Rather, they are intended to be presented in a rather folksy style so the average teacher or Bible study leader can have something to say to his/her class and actually see how to say it. The style used is actually more for spoken English than written English. Also, the material is not written for the scholars. It is written for those who have a desire to share the truth of the Bible with others. The lessons will show the teacher or leader how to begin the lesson, provide an outline around which to organize the material, and ways to actually speak the lesson.
We are excited to offer Vines By the Book to you. Our prayer is that they will be helpful to you in teaching God’s Word to multitudes of people with the result that believers will grow in their Christian faith and unbelievers may come to know Christ as personal Savior.
Below you will find the complete ten year series that encompass the entire Bible. You may use these series in any order you prefer. You may want to go straight through the New Testament in 5 years or through the Old Testament in 5 years. Or, you may choose to alternate between the Old and New Testaments. You may choose to select the particular series that contains the Bible books that are of interest at the moment or deal with specific issues at the time. Whichever way you choose to use the lessons you will have a great time going through your Bible, Book By Book!
Through the years Dr. Jerry Vines has preached through books of the Bible and his powerful exposition of the Word of God has not only inspired and challenged my life, but served as an excellent model of homiletics I have tried to emulate. Now he has molded these marvelous heart-warming sermons into Sunday School and Bible study lessons that are doctrinally pure, incredibly inspiring and amazingly practical. There is nothing available that will facilitate the spiritual growth of your church members like Vines By the Book.
Dr. Vines' rich, biblical insights, coupled with practical applications, will inspire your students to discover God's truths for themselves. To KNOW and DO is a teacher's goal for every student. Dr. Vines shares a wealth of Bible knowledge gained during his fifty-plus years of preaching and teaching God's word. He is a "Prince of Preachers" and "Master Teacher." I know! He was my pastor for twenty three years and I served on his staff for seventeen years. What a blessing!
I just wanted to say thank you for putting together a Sunday School Curriculum that goes through God's Word completely. One of the things that I was having a very hard time with was finding a good, solid curriculum for our adults. I just did not feel like they were getting all they should out of all the other publications. We are only on our fourth week of the study in Matthew and I can already see a big difference in our adults. Everything from their attendance to their daily Bible reading is on the rise. Because of your faithfulness, we are seeing some of the blessings.
It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend Vines by the Book Sunday school literature. We have been blessed tremendously by the simplistic fashion in which Dr. Vines expounds the scriptures. Our students are given great insight into the text presented along with timely applications for daily Christian living. They have also become more interested in bible study as a result of using Vines By The Book. Our teachers have benefited greatly by the outlines and illustrations which aid them in their lecturing process. I encourage all pastors to give this curriculum a chance. You will not be disappointed!
We are so pleased with the Vines By The Book Sunday School curriculum. I have worked diligently to help our teachers understand the concepts of teaching through the Bible rather than topically choosing lessons each week. Most of the Bible-based adult material we have found has been quite shallow. Dr. Vines‘ material and church-size tier pricing has put thought-provoking, Bible-based lessons in reach of our young adult and senior adult teachers. The continued follow-up from the Vines staff and online website tools give me, as a pastor, confidence that we have subscribed to a quality program. Thanks for all the Bible-based material—and especially for doing such a great job communicating the availability of these resources to God’s body, the church.
For many years, folks have been blessed by the preaching/teaching ministry of Dr. Jerry Vines. When “Vines By The Book” became available for Sunday School curriculum, the Lord provided another opportunity for people to benefit from the wisdom and insight of Dr. Vines. The adults at Westside Baptist Church have been tremendously blessed as they have walked with Dr. Vines thus far through the Book of Matthew. His clear and concise method of presenting God’s Word has excited, encouraged, and enriched our people. As we are approaching the end of this study, people are already asking what our next study will be. I would recommend this pointed and powerful curriculum to anyone. Thanks again for making it available to us.
We began using Vines By the Book Sunday School curriculum in January 2009 and it has already been a tremendous blessing to our ministry. People have commented more about the excitement of studying this material than any I have ever used. The greatest part for me is that it gets our people into the Bible - verse-by-verse and chapter-by-chapter - and being that this is the way I choose to preach from the pulpit- I am very excited about knowing our Sunday School classes are now being led this way. Aside from saving us a ton of money, this has blessed us and God will use this in our ministry. Thank you for this material. I don't think there is any other like it. Others will follow once the news is out about this stuff - It is wonderful.
I had the privilege of using the material on Philippians for an adult Bible Study. The material is well written and provides a great catalyst for study. The participants were able to join in discussions and receive valuable insights into the Scriptures. I recommend this material to you as you consider your future studies and seek an avenue to get the most in the best manner. It saves time in preparation and is sound in doctrine. It was a blessing to use and will serve as a blessing to others.
Vines By The Book is an excellent Sunday School curriculum. The Sunday School attendance of our new church plant in Mascotte, Florida has more than doubled in one month since we started using it. Pastor, you will not regret this spiritual investment in your life and in the lives of your people. I have used many different Sunday School curriculum's in the near 30 years of ministry and this one is tops by far.