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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

How Reading the Bible Can Help Us

Wednesday, 1st May 2019

Reading: 1 Timothy 4

Paul reminded Timothy to ‘give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine’ (1 Timothy 4:13). Regular reading of the Bible can help us grow in our faith and become closer to God and His son Jesus, for reading the Bible is not just about learning facts and doctrine.

 

THE FIRE OF GOD – Sinai and ourselves (Part 3 of 3)

Monday, 29th April 2019

Our studies have reached the point where Israel in the Wilderness of Sinai have learned obedience – at least for a time. They have carefully followed the instructions that Moses delivered to them. The Tabernacle has been constructed exactly “according to the pattern shown [him] on the Mount” (Hebrews 8:5), and God publicly adopted them as His people when He moved His pillar of cloud and fire from Moses’ tent outside the camp into the centre of the camp and placed it above the Most Holy Place (Exodus 40:34-38). Beneath it, in the Tabernacle, shone forth the Divine Glory (v35). Then when the specified sacrifices had been prepared correctly, “fire came out from before the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar. When all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces” (Leviticus 9:24).

God Knows

Sunday, 28th April 2019

There are many lessons for us to think about and learn from in Deuteronomy even though not all of them apply to us because we are not living in Israel. But we are God’s people, even as we live in countries that are not set up to follow God’s law, so it is right that we apply the principles of God’s commands to our everyday lives.

THE FIRE OF GOD – Moriah to Sinai (Part 2 of 3)

Monday, 22nd April 2019

We have seen that in the early days God used fire to show His reaction to people and events – to indicate either His pleasure or His anger. On Mount Moriah, the Divinely-provided ram was offered by fire and accepted “in the place of” Abraham’s son Isaac (Genesis 22). This fire, however, had been provided by Abraham himself. Earlier but with the opposite significance, Sodom and the other Cities of the Plain had been consumed by the Fire of God; “the vengeance of eternal fire” (see Genesis 19 and Jude v7). Scripture says only a little more about the rituals of worship in the days of the Patriarchs (see Genesis 28:18; 31:54; 35:14; Exodus 10:25) but the principles can be traced within the narratives.

THE FIRE OF GOD – Eden to Sodom (Part 1 of 3)

Sunday, 14th April 2019

We use fire for cooking and warming our buildings and in manufacturing the things we need. Fire can be useful but also destructive. It has been feared and valued, used and even worshipped through most of human history. In fact, there was no agreed understanding of what fire is until Antoine Levoisier’s work in the 18th century. In these three studies we hope to think about the miraculous Fire of God.

Developing Obedience

Sunday, 14th April 2019

Obedience does not come naturally to us. From a very early age, we understand that we are independent beings and that the things we want to do are not always the same as what our parents or teachers would like us to do. Our natural inclination is to do the things we want, not the things that we are told to do. Obedience is something we had to learn when we were children.

But learning obedience is not something that stops when we become adults. As adults, we should continue to learn obedience, not now learning to obey natural parents, but more importantly learning to submit to the will of our Father in heaven. Even Jesus had to learn obedience. As the writer to the Hebrew Christians says, “Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.” (Hebrews 5:8) KJV. We too should follow Jesus’ example and make it our ambition to learn obedience, if we want to grow in Christ and be more like Him.

The Upper Room

Monday, 8th April 2019

The Feast of Passover (Mark 14:12-17 and Luke 22:7-13)

The final week of our Lord’s mortal life was drawing to a close and the disciples were thinking about their celebration of Passover with Jesus. “Where do you want us to go to arrange for our celebration of the feast?” they asked. In reply, Jesus appointed Peter and John to take the matter in hand. But they were not given an address to go to for the preparations; instead they were given very unusual instructions:

“Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him. And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.” (Mark 14:13-15)

The Shield of Faith (Ephesians 5, 6)

Sunday, 7th April 2019

Readings: Numbers 24,25, Proverbs 17, Ephesians 5,6

Our time at the Table of our Lord Jesus, meditating upon the precious words concerning him and taking bread and wine in remembrance of his loving self-sacrifice, are intended to encourage and strengthen us in enduring the trials of this life. The state of the world, both at an individual and a national level, becomes ever darker as divine standards of morality and behaviour are ignored and the international situation becomes increasingly dangerous. While these things encourage us to “look up and lift up [our] heads, because [our] redemption draws near”, they also increase our need for spiritual strength and firm faith so that we might “endure to the end”. In the final exhortation of his letter to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul encourages us with the words,

The Bible’s Guide to Good Health

Monday, 1st April 2019

Reading: Leviticus 13

Ours is a generation that has become obsessed with ‘lifestyle’. At the beginning of every new year we are exhorted to change our eating habits for a healthier regime and encouraged to do more exercise to reduce weight or to improve the condition of our heart (or both). There is a plethora of fitness plans and a variety of diets on offer to make you ‘feel good about yourself’.