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Recent articles

Potential Delay to Overseas Papers

Monday, 3rd January 2022

Due to a printing supply issue in the UK, there may be a delay to the February 2022 CIL papers sent by post overseas. 

We currently do not expect this to be more than one week.

Shechem (Part 2 of 2)

Monday, 31st January 2022

In Part 1 we considered some major incidents from the life of the patriarchs that took place in Shechem and took some lessons for ourselves. We saw the importance of trusting in God and not in ourselves, that some of the choices that we make can have dire consequences but that God is always willing to forgive. We also saw that Shechem is a place linked to the promises made to the fathers and points us forward to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Joseph and Shechem

God Wants to Save as Many as Possible

Sunday, 30th January 2022

Readings: Exodus 1-2; Psalms 53-55; Romans 7-8

Our first reading for today brings us to the stirring book of Exodus, with its unforgettable account of the events through which the LORD God delivered the Israelites from slavery.  When instructing Moses beforehand about this mission, the LORD informed him that He would “slay Pharaoh’s firstborn” if he refused to release Israel (Exodus 4:23 RSV). Thus, God made it clear from the outset that the lesser plagues would not be sufficient to bring release.

Why nine plagues?

Shechem (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 24th January 2022

Shechem is a village in Northern Israel, in the region of Samaria, which is in Gentile land. It sits between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerazim. It means ‘a ridge’, ‘the neck’, or ‘a place between the shoulders’. It is situated in the plain or hill of Moreh. Moreh comes from the root ‘to teach’, ‘a teacher’ or ‘teaching’. This is very apt because we are going to glean some very important Bible teaching and lessons from this place.

Shechem was a very ancient commercial centre due to its position in the middle of vital trade routes through the region. It was the main settlement of the Samaritans with a temple on Mount Gerazim. A very old trade route runs in a north-south direction, known as the ‘Way of the Patriarchs’.

Five Wise Virgins

Sunday, 23rd January 2022
The parables of the Lord Jesus make fascinating reading. They appear to be straightforward and for years have been used as stories for young children. But Jesus told his parables to thinking men and women, not children, to teach them about the kingdom of God.

Jesus’ Encounters with the Pharisees

Monday, 17th January 2022

Jesus’ ministry was full of wonderful teaching and miraculous healing that brought hope to thousands throughout the land of Israel. However, it was also dangerous, for there were many who were violently opposed to him. His most powerful and aggressive opponents were the Pharisees, who challenged him throughout his ministry and were ultimately involved in his arrest, trial and crucifixion. In this study we will consider who the Pharisees were, what motivated them, and what lessons we can learn from Jesus’ encounters with them.

Patterns of the Lord in Jacob's life

Sunday, 16th January 2022

Readings: Genesis 28-29; Psalm 33; Matthew 18

The Bible is such a wonderful book full of wisdom, council, instruction and helpful advice. It shows us the best possible way for human beings to live their lives. It has history, songs, poetry and is full of interesting accounts of the lives of men and women, who over the centuries lived their days battling against our greatest foe, human nature, which so easily falls into sin.

John the Baptist, Prisoner of Herod

Monday, 10th January 2022

John the Baptist must have known the danger in which he placed himself when he spoke out against the marriage of Herod Antipas brother’s wife, Herodias. The law of Leviticus (18:16 and 20:21) forbade marriage with a brother’s wife while he was still alive. Herodias was not only the ex-wife of his half-brother Philip Boethus; she was also the daughter of another half-brother, Aristobulus, a son of Herod the Great, which made her his half-niece. Antipas, however, was already married to Phasaelis, the daughter of Aretas IV, the king of the Nabateans. Herod therefore divorced her, and Herodias divorced Philip so that they could marry each other. This behaviour was scandalous in the eyes of the Jews.

Psalms of David - Psalm 12

Sunday, 9th January 2022

Readings: Genesis 17-18; Psalms 19-21; Matthew 11

The world in which we live has now been making its own laws and commandments for around six thousand years.  The reign of man over the world God created, has reached a state of maturity. Virtually every law and commandment of God found in the Bible has been repealed or changed by man to suit the thinking of the flesh.

The Season of the Lord’s Birth

Monday, 3rd January 2022

For many centuries Christians have celebrated the Lord’s birth on 25th December. The reason why this should be is difficult to understand when all the evidence points to a date in September. It has been suggested that the selection of this later date was an attempt to counteract the pagan festivals that occurred at the conclusion of the year.

One piece of evidence that implies that the Lord was not born in December is given in Luke 2:8, where we learn that the shepherds, who subsequently paid homage to the new-born Christ, were “abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night”. Although Israel has a generally warmer climate than Britain, it would not be comfortable to be out in the field at night during December.