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Recent articles

Clouds of Glory (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 24th August 2020

Reading: Psalm 97

We have a saying, in English speaking cultures, that ‘every cloud has a silver lining’. This metaphor signifies that we can find something good, ‘the silver lining’, even from bad times and bad experiences – ‘the cloud’. Clouds are for us, therefore, a symbol of misfortune, discomfort, pain or sorrow.

Evidence That the Hand of God is at Work

Sunday, 23rd August 2020

Readings: 1 Kings 18, Jeremiah 44, 1 Corinthians 3

The purpose of Elijah’s challenge on Mount Carmel is summed up in 1 Kings 18:36, 37 (KJV): “LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. Hear me, O LORD, hear me that this people may know that thou art the LORD God…”

Hiram, King of Tyre (Part 3 of 3)

Monday, 17th August 2020

In Parts 1 and 2, we have seen how Hiram’s love for David influenced his desire to help David’s son, Solomon, to build the house of God. David’s infectious enthusiasm for the temple resonated with Hiram so that he offered his help before Solomon had the chance to ask him! We have also thought about the doctrines David and Solomon taught Hiram, who was able to eloquently and succinctly summarise his beliefs in those first principles when replying to Solomon’s requests. We will now look at Hiram’s ingenious way of getting the cedars of Lebanon from the timber yard to the Temple site. We will also see how the New Testament makes some amazing allusions to the faith and work of Hiram, and how they set us the example as Gentiles who want to share in the building a dwelling place for the God of Israel.

“Being Content”

Sunday, 16th August 2020

Readings: 1 Kings 11, Jeremiah 37, Mark 11

Each time I read 1 Kings 21 an image comes into my mind. It is of a distinctively dressed prophet, patiently waiting in the shade in a vineyard in Jezreel for the king to arrive. Ahab must have been very apprehensive when he saw the characteristically dressed figure standing there. He did not need to ask who it was. He recognised him straight away. He was wearing: “a garment of hair, with a belt of leather about his waist.” (2 Kings 1:8 ESV). This was the austere way in which Elijah habitually dressed.

Google Meet Pilot

Tuesday, 11th August 2020

Google MeetGoogle Meet integration with our live streaming service, CIL Meet, is now available as a pilot.  

Google Meet is an enterprise-grade video conferencing solution that we have chosen to offer as a type of CIL Meet Room as it meets our privacy and security requirements and can easily be integrated with the CIL Website.  

By making this part of the CIL Meet offering, we benefit from the same simple access management and setup within CIL Meet with a video conferencing solution that works better on all devices and is supported by a massive organisation that is continuing to develop their product.

Hiram, King of Tyre (Part 2 of 3)

Monday, 10th August 2020

In Part 1, we saw how Hiram offered to help Solomon, the son of his friend David. In this, he was copying the example of David who helped the son of his friend Jonathan. He submitted to Solomon’s requests to supply materials and men to build the house of God in Jerusalem, yielding himself as a servant of righteousness. Solomon sends messengers back to Hiram to ask for his help, saying: “Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house unto the name of the Lord his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet” (1 Kings 5:2,3).

"Peace, be still!"

Sunday, 9th August 2020

Readings: 1 Kings 3, Jeremiah 30, Mark 4

It had been a tiring day and it was now evening. Jesus said to the disciples: "Let us cross over to the other side" (Mark 4:35 NKJV), that is, to the eastern side of the Lake of Galilee. Mark particularly portrays Jesus as the Servant. Servants work hard and have little opportunity to rest, and the way Mark describes the incident, suggests that Jesus was exhausted. We read that when they had left the multitude, the disciples: "...took him along in the boat as he was." (Mark 4:36). Perhaps they had to help him into the boat because he was so exhausted. Jesus sank down into the stern of the boat and went to sleep on a pillow.

Hiram, King of Tyre (Part 1 of 3)

Monday, 3rd August 2020

In this series we look at Hiram, a Gentile king who is asked by David to help him build his house and who ends by becoming one of Solomon’s main helpers in building the temple, providing workmen and materials to make the house of God. More importantly than that, he adopts the faith of David and Solomon, becoming a type of all Gentile believers who are “no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19). As we read of this amazing king of Tyre, we should think about our own response to the offer we have received to build the house of God with His anointed king, Christ himself.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ According to Paul

Sunday, 2nd August 2020

Readings: 2 Samuel 19, Jeremiah 23, Romans 10, 11

We are again reading Paul’s letter to the Romans written at the end of his third missionary Journey, about AD 57. Though he knew many of the Christians at Rome he had never visited the infant church and was now planning to do so. He did visit, but not as he expected. The journey began with 2 years imprisonment in Israel, then a further two years in prison at Rome awaiting trial.

The Call to Belief and Baptism

Saturday, 1st August 2020

Reading: Acts 8:26-40                                                               

Introduction

The Ethiopian eunuch in the passage we can read in Acts 8 was obviously sincere in his belief in God. He was reading from the Bible as he journeyed home from Jerusalem after he went there to worship. Perhaps he was a Jew whose family lived in Ethiopia or perhaps he had been converted to the Jewish religion. Either way he made a significant journey to get there. He was committed to his beliefs.