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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

Isaiah’s Portraits of Christ (Part 1 of 3)

Monday, 17th May 2021

Introduction

A great deal of the later part of this prophecy is centered around the life and reign of good King Hezekiah. We see in him the man who restored worship as God had intended, and who, in the dire circumstances of the Syrian invasion, took his fears to the Lord in prayer. The result was an amazing and instant deliverance from the surrounding hosts when the Lord responded to the joint prayers of Hezekiah and Isaiah at a stroke, and one hundred and eighty-five thousand of those godless men died.

Lessons from Paul’s Letter to the Colossians

Sunday, 16th May 2021

Readings: Deuteronomy 33-34; Isaiah 6; Colossians 3-4

Before the foundation of the world God had worked out a plan of redemption and salvation. A plan worked out even before Adam and Eve’s sin. Such was the wisdom and foreknowledge of the Creator.

This plan of salvation is contained in the Old Testament, but hidden, as the prophet says:

“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what He hath prepared for him that waiteth for Him” (Isaiah 64:4 AV).

Joshua and the Five Kings (Part 2 of 2)

Monday, 10th May 2021

Israel and Joshua had been blessed with an amazingly quick march up the long, arduous route from Gilgal to Gibeon, then with miraculous energy to enter immediately into battle, and a miraculous victory over a stronger foe. Now Joshua prayed for yet another miracle – but what exactly did he pray for?

“Be careful to do them with all your heart and with all your soul”

Sunday, 9th May 2021

Readings: Deuteronomy 26; Song of Solomon 6; Acts 21-22

In Deuteronomy 26:16-17 (ESV) we read these words:

"This day the LORD your God commands you to do these statutes and rules. You shall therefore be careful to do them with all your heart and with all your soul. You have declared today that the LORD is your God, and that you will walk in His ways, and keep His statutes and His commandments and His rules, and will obey His voice.”

Israel had made a covenant and an agreement with God that they would be a good people and obey Him. They also had to commit to doing this with all their heart and soul.

CIL Recordings Library Updates

Saturday, 8th May 2021
Recordings

There are over 4,800 recordings of Exhortations, Lectures, Studies and more that you can listen to either on the website, or download (or in a few cases watch).  We can even send them to you on CD (or cassette tape!).  The recordings are from a wide range of speakers which you can discover these recordings here: https://www.isolationleague.org/recordings

We've just uploaded 40 recordings that were submitted for review last year, you can find the recent updates here: https://www.isolationleague.org/recordings/recent.  This update noteably includes an exhortation entitled "It's not fair" by bro John Mitchell and the recordings of bro Bob Lloyd on the theme 'If God be for us' from the West Birmingham Youth Weekend in 1996.

UPDATE!  We have now added a further 36 recordings, including a study entitled 'The Shepherd King and The Son of the Bow"

Christadelphian Hymn Videos & Audio For Streaming

Saturday, 8th May 2021
Singing

We are delighted to announce more Hymn videos and audio recordings are now available for you to download, use in streaming of meetings or to just listen to!  The whole Christadelphian hymnbook can be browsed at https://www.isolationleague.org/hymns. Each hymn has the recording by the Northern Christadelphian Choir, a video which shows the words for each line as it is sung, and various organ and piano accompaniments / voluntaries. 

We have recently added a large number of alternative videos which display the words for each verse as they are sung and we're now added alternative piano voluntaries to a selection of the hymns as well (please see Hymn 1 for example).

The CIL have also renewed the copyright licenses which enables us to make the copyright hymns available to you and for CIL Meet users to stream the copyright hymns via our integrations with Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams.

Joshua and the Five Kings (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 3rd May 2021

Put yourself in the Canaanites’ place. An invasion was coming. The news could hardly have been worse, and naturally, they were terrified. They had a choice; do nothing, and wait for certain destruction, or seize the initiative and strike first. There was a problem; Canaan wasn’t a single country – it was a series of little city-states which generally got along with one another reasonably well. Egypt was the superpower of the time, regarding itself as in charge of the whole region, but it didn’t interfere too much.

God’s Unseen Work in Our Lives

Sunday, 2nd May 2021

Readings: Deuteronomy 19; Ecclesiastes 11; Acts 10

In the Acts of the Apostles the phrase “the way” is often used of the path of a believer to God’s Kingdom. In Acts 9:2 (AV) Saul sought to persecute any of “this way”, which is later described as “the way of salvation” (16:17), “the way of the Lord” (18:25), “the way of God” (18:26). A moment with a concordance will show a number of other similar uses in the book.

Refuge

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God made a provision for refuge for the children of Israel,  how David found refuge in God and how we find refuge in Christ.

Hymn 7,  Reading Deuteronomy 19,  Hymn 398

Memorial Service recorded for Olivet by Kings Norton for 2nd May 2021.

These recordings have been provided for the residents of Olivet during lockdown as it is not possible for normal breaking of bread services to be held.  Consequently this is a shorter memorial service to meet the needs of our brothers and sisters at the home.  There is one reading, a short exhortation and hymns are played during each of the emblems.

A different ecclesia produces the recording each week with a small number of brethren from that ecclesia, and where possible these are shared on the CIL Recordings Library so more may benefit from this service.

“The Life of Jesus”

Saturday, 1st May 2021

Reading: Mark 1                                                          

Though we count time from Jesus’ birth, we don’t know his birth date. It was late in the reign of Herod the Great who died in 4 BC, so Jesus was born around 6 BC. The time of year is not known. 25th December, originally a pagan festival, was grafted onto Christianity many years later. We know that Jesus did not go to university, wrote no books, accumulated no wealth, and we are not sure where he was buried. This suggests someone insignificant, a low achiever. But 2,000 years later, Jesus has 2.3 billion followers.