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Welcome to the CIL Website.  The Isolation League provides a service to Christadelphian Brothers and Sisters, and their families, who are isolated from their ecclesia.  The services are provided at the request of your ecclesia, however you can access all of our material on this website, whether you are in isolation or not.  

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Recent articles

Healing miracles performed by Elisha (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 22nd August 2022
The first healing miracle that Elisha performed is contained in 2 Kings 2. This was the account of the healing of the waters. We read in this chapter: “The men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren. And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him. And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land. So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.”                                                                                                                        (2 Kings 2:19-22)

“He appeared in another form to two of them”

Sunday, 21st August 2022

Readings: 1 Kings 16; Jeremiah 42; Mark 16

As we conclude our second reading of the Gospel record of Mark for this year, I am sure you have noticed, as I have, that Mark’s emphasis is on our Lord’s actions rather than his words. We have followed Jesus from place to place as he met the physical and spiritual needs of all kinds of people. 

Mary Magdalene (Part 3 of 3)

Monday, 15th August 2022

At the Last Supper, Christ says to the Apostles: “No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you” (John 15:15). In Mary, we see this same growth, from a servant to a true friend of Christ.

A Day to Remember

Sunday, 14th August 2022
A Day to Remember

Readings: 1 Kings 9; Jeremiah 35; Mark 9

As we grow old, we remember things that happened long ago as if they were yesterday. The Queen’s coronation, Winston Churchill’s funeral, and the day John Kennedy was assassinated are days I will never forget. For the aged apostle Peter, the day that stuck in his memory was the time that Jesus was transfigured before him. This is what he writes in 2 Peter 1:16-18:

Mary Magdalene (Part 2 of 3)

Monday, 8th August 2022

Luke 7 begins with Jesus in Capernaum. In v11 Jesus travels from Capernaum to Nain. We are also told that a large crowd followed him. Jesus would, almost certainly, have travelled through Magdala, Mary’s home, in travelling to Nain. It was in Nain that Jesus raised a widow’s son and “fear seized them all”. Surely the crowd that followed Jesus from Capernaum would have also witnessed this and fear would have come on them as well. Their response was to glorify God. This was awestruck fear rather than terrified fear. It must have seriously impacted those who witnessed it. Most of the Pharisees who looked on, rejected Jesus but one invited Jesus into his house for something to eat. So, Jesus went inside the house and sat down for supper.

“Son, thy sins be forgiven thee”

Sunday, 7th August 2022

Readings: 1 Kings 1; Jeremiah 28; Mark 2

In Mark 2 the Lord Jesus Christ seems to have chosen Capernaum as a base for this part of his ministry. It was a town on the banks of Lake Galilee, and was the home of his disciples James, John, Peter, Andrew and Matthew. Jesus has been preaching around the region of Galilee, and in Mark 2:1 we see him coming back to “the house” which may possibly have been the home of some of those disciples, or even the synagogue in Capernaum.

CIL Records and Hymns migration

Saturday, 6th August 2022
recording migration

We are in the process of migrating all the video and audio recording files (the CIL Recordings Library and the Hymn Book) to a new media hosting solution.  As this is 7,800 files (70GB), this may mean that a video or audio may not be available for a short period of time!  If you notice a problem (for example a recording is just not available or cuts short), please Contact Us.

UPDATE 08/08/2022: Audio files (MP3) migration is complete, Video file (MP4) migration is underway.  As Videos are migrated they will be playable in the browser, but the Download button may not download a video file until later today or tomorrow.
UPDATE 09/08/2022: Migration complete.

Mary Magdalene (Part 1 of 3)

Monday, 1st August 2022

We first read of Mary Magdalene in Luke 8:1-3: “Soon afterward Jesus went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna … Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means”. This first reference to Mary Magdalene tells us that out of her went seven demons. It almost comes across as if we should know that. She is mentioned fourteen times in the New Testament and she has one amazing claim that is worth us considering – she was the very first person to see the Lord Jesus alive following his resurrection. This must make her a very significant person and one worth looking at.

The Gift of God

Sunday, 31st July 2022

Readings: 2 Samuel 17; Jeremiah 21; Romans 7-8

Today, as we begin another week, we have come together to lay aside our difficulties, problems, and sorrows of whatever kind.

From birth to death, our life is a journey. We are men and women who have been given the precious gift of life by God the creator of heaven and earth and all things therein.

In the Bible, God demonstrates His will for all of His creatures. We have examples of those who followed His instructions carefully and those who did not. God’s ultimate purpose is clearly put, not once, but many times. Isaiah 45:18 says: