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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

The Trespass Offering

Monday, 4th March 2019

There were four main offerings under the Law for the individual: the Sin Offering, Trespass Offering, Burnt Offering and the Peace Offering. In this study we shall look at the Trespass Offering which was closely associated with the Sin Offering. Both were given because an individual recognised that their relationship with their Maker was in peril. The sin offering was given because of a sin, transgression or iniquity brought to mind, whether it manifested itself in some ungodly act or not. The trespass offering was for a specific error. Whilst the sin offering was given with an understanding of a man’s inherent corrupt nature, a trespass offering was given seeking reconciliation for the abuse of another’s rights.

Psalm 107-The steadfast love of the Lord

Sunday, 3rd March 2019

Readings: Leviticus 8, Psalms 107, 1 Corinthians 16

Sometimes when I read the readings for the day when I am exhorting, I struggle to know what to talk about. But when I read Psalm 107 I thought there was so much encouragement for our discipleship whatever our individual circumstances may be.

Creation – How It All Began

Friday, 1st March 2019

Reading: Genesis 1

As we consider how it all began we must be humble because God is much greater than us. Our ideas or those of other men must not replace what God has declared. Without His gracious revelation given through the scriptures, we are left with only man’s speculation.

 

Men today may think the opening words of Genesis are too simplistic but not only are they true but they have always been accessible. Down through the centuries to our own generation, God’s word is meaningful. In the book of Job we read of Job being humbled by suffering and finally also by a series of questions from God. The first of these is about the creation of the planet.

 

The Book of Proverbs – The Personification of Wisdom (Part 2 of 2)

Monday, 25th February 2019

In Part 1, we saw that having complete trust and faith in the God is the beginning of wisdom. We need to grow in wisdom and that growth starts with acknowledging God, being in awe of what He has done, and absorbing His word. We must also ensure that we avoid the path of the wicked and heed the warnings about neglecting the word of God or failing to appreciate what God has done for us.

We are now going to look at how the Book of Proverbs personifies wisdom and folly in order for us to better understand and appreciate the impact of both and the benefits and dangers they can hold for us.

Proverbs 2 starts by giving to us eight actions that will allow us to attain wisdom:

  • Receive God’s words

  • Treasure God’s commandments

A Pattern of Good Works

Sunday, 24th February 2019

In Exodus 37 we read of an industrious Bezaleel making the ark, the mercy seat, the table of shittim (acacia) wood, the candlestick (lampstand), the incense altar and the holy anointing oil. It was done after the pattern which was shown to Moses in the mount (Exodus 25:9-40 AV). This required dedication and humility on his part, since he must exclude his own artistic licence, working entirely to God’s design, not shown to him directly, but by Moses. So it would be for Israel; their worship allowed no room for their own inventions, but must be according to God’s instructions, received via Moses. Sadly, they failed to live in this way, seeking out many inventions of their own, often borrowed from the nations around them (Ecclesiastes 7:29). Likewise, we see the pattern in Jesus and must follow his example, not a way of our own devising. This lesson of the pattern is so important that it is repeated in the New Testament (Acts 7:44-46) as Stephen reminds the people of Israel about the way in which they should have walked.

The Book of Proverbs – The Beginning of Wisdom (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 18th February 2019

The Book of Proverbs is a wonderful book that gives us wisdom and advice and covers many aspects of our lives as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. In these two studies we want to consider the first nine chapters and see the importance of understanding, knowledge and wisdom. We are going to see the emphasis and importance of seeking Godly wisdom and the benefits that it brings. But we are also warned about seeking the wisdom of the world and subtlety of so called worldly wisdom and how we should avoid it all costs.

There are many ways to analyse the Book of Proverbs: by theme, by word study or even by studying each chapter at a time. In broader terms the book can be split into three headings, the Beginning of Wisdom, the Personification of Wisdom and the Application of Wisdom. We are going to explore over two papers the first two headings. Once a basis for the book has been established it then becomes easier to study the proverbs themselves.

‘How amiable are thy tabernacles’ – Psalm 84

Sunday, 17th February 2019

One of the benefits of our Christadelphian community is the faith building fellowship which our association provides. In the joy of this warm loving association we can be comforted in our sorrows, supported in our losses, cheered in our unhappy moments and above all be encouraged to press on to better things. These times are precious and it’s in addition to the daily scripture lessons we receive. It is as Proverb 27:17 (NKJV) tells us “iron sharpens iron so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend”, or as Psalm 68:6 puts it “God sets the solitary in families”, in order to be a father and a saviour. These benefits do not always come from formal meetings or large gatherings, but sometimes from one-to-one conversations held quietly and privately.

“The Lord is my banner” (Exodus 17)

Monday, 11th February 2019

“The Lord is my banner” is one of the titles of Yahweh found in the Old Testament. It arose from an incident which occurred shortly after Israel left Egypt and were encamped at Rephidim in the vicinity of Mt. Sinai. It was there that the people complained because of the lack of water. Through Moses striking the rock with his rod, God provided them with running water (Exodus 17:1-7). In arid regions, conflicts often arise from the need for water, and the Amalekites’ unprovoked attack (v8) was almost certainly as a result of Israel’s abundant water supply.

Israel at Sinai – Listening to the Lord

Sunday, 10th February 2019

In our Old Testament readings this week we have seen Israel leave Egypt at Passover time and travelling to Mount Horeb in Sinai. During their years in Egypt the Jews had forgotten about the Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and Moses had much work to do during the period of the plagues upon the Egyptians to show his people that the gods of Egypt were false and that Yahweh was the one true God.

Before the final plague, the Jews were told to kill the Passover lamb and to wipe its blood on the posts and lintel of the doors of their houses. If they did this, they would be saved when the Angel of the Lord passed through Egypt and killed all the firstborn in the unmarked houses of the Egyptians. We read of their response to Moses’ command:

CIL Annual Meeting and Fraternal Gathering 9th March 2019

Wednesday, 6th February 2019

The Annual Meeting and Fraternal Gathering of the Christadelphian Isolation League will take place, God Willing, on Saturday 9th March 2019 at Coventry (Grosvenor Rd – UK) Ecclesial Hall, with the Annual Meeting at 2.15pm and the Fraternal Meeting at 6pm (GMT), God Willing. 

We warmly invite all brothers, sisters and young people to join us in these two meetings of the Isolation League to hear details of the work and discover ways in which you may be able to help our lonely brethren and sisters scattered throughout the world.

We plan to livestream the two meetings via the CIL Website as well, so if you cannot join us in person, please join us via the web!  To join the meeting you will have to be registered with the CIL website (https://www.isolationleague.org) prior to the meeting and log in on the day.

The Annual Meeting includes two presentations on the theme “Cooperating in Love with the CBM” on preaching work in the Ukraine and in Holland.  The theme for the Fraternal is “The Truth shall set you free”, speaker bro Philip Lawrence (Nottingham Jarvis Avenue).