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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.  

Our services include:

  • regular Exhortations, Bible Studies and Lectures
  • Sunday School and Youth Activities
  • a Magazine
  • Braille magazines, books and correspondence
  • an audio and video Recordings Library

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Recent articles

As we approach the end of the year (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 23rd December 2019

As we approach the end of another year, we have time to reflect on the things we have done as a community, on the things we have done personally, on the challenges that we have had to face in own lives, perhaps poor health as the years roll by. I worked in a Care Home for many years where the residents (Brothers and Sisters) gathered for the daily Bible readings in the late afternoon. Most of them were well into their nineties and one would often say: “Old age creeps up on you”, to which one Brother used to call out: “Oh no it doesn’t – it comes like a rushing train!”

Where Two or Three Are Gathered Together

Sunday, 22nd December 2019

Readings: Job 29, 30, Zechariah 6, 7, Revelation 3, 4

In Matthew 18:20 (AV) Jesus says: “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” The context in Matthew 18 is not that of the memorial service, but the principle is there and we often use the verse in relation to the breaking of bread, and rightly so.

For those in isolation, it might often be just a single brother or sister who is meeting with the Lord but with the benefit of exhortations and other material from the Isolation League we are all brought together in fellowship.

The Prophecy of Zephaniah

Monday, 16th December 2019

Background: This prophecy was delivered in the time of Josiah, King of Judah, a very faithful man, but its tone indicates that the attitude of the people was very different. Failure to recognise the threat from Babylon may have led to godless complacency (Zephaniah 1:12). If the Hizkiah mentioned in v1 (Hezekiah, in New King James Version) was the earlier King of Judah, then Zephaniah was a relative of Josiah (second cousin once removed).The very mention of four generations suggests this was so. Jeremiah, a contemporary of Zephaniah also had to contend with an unfaithful Judah. Nahum, who like Zephaniah (2:13) prophesied the fall of Nineveh (612 BC) was probably also a witness at the same time.

Building Up

Sunday, 15th December 2019

Readings: Job 18, 19, Zephaniah 1, 2 Peter 3

The apostle Peter features prominently in the New Testament scriptures. His well-known character when he was with Jesus points him out as a man you could hardly ignore. But as it is with all God’s people and with Peter, there were situations in his life that were to become useful lessons for what the Lord knew would come along in his life. Those experiences became built into the foundation of his faith and life. The most obvious example you know well, I am sure. You remember the time that Jesus had been raised after Peter had denied his Lord. It was a time of emotional cleansing for him in order to bring him back to basics.

Now Available: CIL Meet

Saturday, 14th December 2019
CIL Meet

The Isolation League now provides a live streaming service, called 'CIL Meet', so that Christadelphian Organisations & Ecclesias can privately and securely broadcast services, discussions and events over the internet (via the CIL Website). This helps ecclesias to support their members who are unable to physically attend on a regular basis, using technology that is simple to use and manage.  Christadelphian Organisations will be able to securely stream their events and meetings within the brotherhood using this service.  To find out more and request a CIL Meet room for your ecclesia or Christadelphian Organisation, please go to https://www.isolationleague.org/meet

Be Ye Doers of the Word

Sunday, 8th December 2019

Readings: Job 10, Micah 6, James 2

Our exhortation today comes from the Epistle of James.

The New Testament and Inspiration (Part 2 of 2)

Monday, 2nd December 2019

In Part 1, we looked at the way in which the Gospel records were the work of God and not merely the recollections of men. Now in Part 2 we will consider the New Testament letters.

We are doubtless familiar with Paul’s comment:

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16)

And Peter’s comment:

What the Bible Tells Us About the Future of World Peace

Sunday, 1st December 2019

Reading: Isaiah 11

Graven into a wall near the United Nations (UN) Headquarters Building in New York, America, is a quotation from Isaiah 2:4:

 

They shall beat their swords into plowshares,

And their spears into pruning hooks;

Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,

Neither shall they learn war anymore.”

 

You Don't Know What You Are Doing!

Sunday, 1st December 2019

Readings: Esther 9, 10, Jonah 1, Hebrews 6, 7

I want us to think about habits today, good and bad; things that we do without thinking. They have become so much a part of our behavior that they have become normal, natural, a part of who and what we are.

I want to begin in Malachi and look at the way Israel departed from the ways of God without really recognizing the fact. Malachi 1:2 (ESV): ''I have loved you says the LORD. But you say 'how have you loved us?’''