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Recent articles

‘Watch therefore for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming’

Wednesday, 1st June 2022
The Father’s purpose is that His kingdom will be on earth and ultimately occupied by immortals at one with Him. This purpose is being completed in stages. Some of these stages have already happened but some are still to come. No-one knows precisely when each future stage will take place.

Servants and Masters

Monday, 30th May 2022
The final pairing of roles, and therefore the walks of life where spiritual lessons need to be displayed in doing all in the name of the Lord Jesus, is that of servants and masters. In the first century, within the ecclesia, there were literally slave owners and slaves, which was more than an employee / employer relationship.

Paul’s Letter to Philemon

Sunday, 29th May 2022

Readings: Joshua 15; Isaiah 20-21; Philemon

(All references are from the AV unless otherwise stated)

The letter written by the apostle Paul is unique in the Pauline writings.  It is the only surviving letter written by the apostle to a specific individual.  It is, in fact, a personal note which needs to be read in conjunction with Colossians, both of which were delivered by Epaphras.  In the 4th century, this letter was criticized as being trivial, but this is a serious misjudgment.

Colossians 4 – Life’s experience and our relationship to God (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 23rd May 2022

This study seeks to re-examine some basic, yet vital and practical exhortation. Those issues which were relevant to the brethren and sisters in Asia in the first century, are just as pertinent in our day and generation. To set the scene for our consideration we should probably re-cap some of the main themes of the earlier chapters.

Supporting One Another

Sunday, 22nd May 2022

Readings: Joshua 8; Isaiah 12; 1 Timothy 1-3

In 1 Timothy, our New Testament reading for today, the Apostle Paul reminds us of the conflict he ‘instigated’ against the Lord’s early church saying that he “blasphemed his name, persecuted his church and damaged his cause” (1 Timothy 1:13 J.B. Phillips), yet adds two verses later, in 1 Timothy 1:15 (ESV) “that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I was the foremost” (or ‘the worst of them all’ - Phillips).

Rahab and the Capture of Jericho

Monday, 16th May 2022

The salvation of Rahab and her family is a pattern for all the faithful. Think about the passages in the New Testament which mention Rahab’s faith and works: the inspired writers directly use her life, faith and salvation as an example for all those who wish to be saved to follow. We’ll briefly touch on these passages as we go through, as well as seeing other ways in which we should copy Rahab’s example.

Obedience

Sunday, 15th May 2022
In our first reading in Deuteronomy 32 we find that most of the chapter is a song that Moses recites for the Israelites.  In fact, it almost seems out of place in Deuteronomy; it would be better placed in the Psalms!  It begins with giving praise to God: “Oh Praise the greatness of our God!

How to Pray (Part 2 of 2)

Monday, 9th May 2022

Lastly, in the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus says we should ask God not to lead us into temptation. This needs explanation, for the Apostle James insists that God Himself will never tempt us to do wrong. Temptation, he says, comes from inside us: “God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire” (James 1:13,14). However, the Greek word Luke uses for ‘temptation’ can also mean trial or testing. None of us relishes having our faith tested, any more than we enjoyed sitting examinations at school. Yet sometimes God will let us walk into situations where we will find our faith stretched to the limit. It is in those difficult times, when everything seems to be going wrong and we begin to doubt, that we need to ask God not to leave us.

CIL Annual Fraternal 2022 Recording

Monday, 9th May 2022
Battle of the Champions

The recordings from our annual fraternal, held on 12th March 2022 are now available to watch / listen to on our website.

We had two talks from brother Dafydd Jenkins, Cardiff on the theme "Battle of the Champions (1 Sam 17)"

1st Address: There went out a Champion
2nd Address: Whose son is this?

The talks are available in the recordings library at https://www.isolationleague.org/recordings/g00198

Image Credit: Faith Jenkins

Caring For One Another

Sunday, 8th May 2022

Readings: Deuteronomy 25; Song of Songs 5; Acts 20

Sometimes we look at the readings for the day and think, ‘All this belongs to a very different world to mine’. It may be true that the words and actions are those that we may not think right or even legal in our world, but as soon as we look behind the words, we see God’s purpose in writing them for us.