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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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  • 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

Abraham –The Friend of God

Monday, 2nd March 2020

We first meet Abraham as Abram in Genesis 11:26 before his name was changed. He lived in Ur, a city in Chaldea that was very advanced for its day. Archaeologists have shown that the inhabitants were well organised, living in substantial brick built houses. While in Ur, Abram married Sarai. Both his father and brother Nahor were idol worshippers, possibly of the moon god, but Abram and Sarai were not.

The merchants in Ur had private armies. An engraved tablet from Ur shows a list of armies varying in size. It seemed that Abram with his family were some kind of merchants. We learn later in Genesis 14:14 that he had an army of 318 men which he used to rescue his nephew Lot. These armies were used by merchants to protect their businesses.

The Call to Know God’s Word in Today’s World

Sunday, 1st March 2020

Reading: 2 Timothy 4

Introduction

It was about the year AD 65 or so, and things were looking pretty grim for that old man, the apostle Paul. Gone were the limited comforts of the hired house Paul had experience as he awaited trial. Now transferred, he was in a cold damp Roman cell, with all its deprivations. He was waiting to be called before the bar to be judged by the mad emperor Nero a second time (2 Timothy. 4:16).

 

Jesus is Alive!

Sunday, 1st March 2020

Readings: Leviticus 5, 6, Psalm 105, 1 Corinthians 14

When writing to the Corinthians, Paul makes a statement in chapter fifteen where he tells the readers in clear and unmistakeable words that his preaching of the gospel and our faith in the hope of salvation are totally dependent upon the fact that, Jesus rose from the dead.

With Moses at the Mount (Part 2 of 2)

Monday, 24th February 2020

With Moses at the Mount (Part 2 of 2)

Our study has reached the point where Israel, camped at the foot of Mount Sinai, have been brought to a state of mind where they will seriously consider the commitments that God is asking of them. We are in a similar situation, with even greater privileges, as we are reminded in 1 Peter 2:5-9.

Exodus Ref                            Event              The Covenant is made                                                          Time since Egypt

20:21                                           Visit 4               Moses “drew near to the thick darkness where God was”.

“The Hour is Come”

Sunday, 23rd February 2020

Readings: Exodus 36, Psalm 94, 95, 1 Corinthians 6

In Psalm 94, part of today’s readings, we see the Psalmist long for the time when the wicked will be removed. He is looking forward to the time when the Lord will restore justice to the world. We are still looking forward to the day when the Lord Jesus will return to this earth to rule with justice and peace. But that will only be when the Lord God has planned it. Everything happens to God’s timescale and according to His plan. This is true throughout all of His creation and can be clearly seen in the life of the Lord Jesus in John’s Gospel record and it is helpful to follow this theme through.

With Moses at the Mount (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 17th February 2020

Only thirteen months passed between Israel’s exodus from Egypt as fugitive slaves, and their departure from Sinai as an organised nation with its own unique Divine laws, constitution, and place of worship. It took the first two of those months for them to travel from Egypt to Sinai, which included their crossing of the Red Sea when they saw the army of their oppressors drowned upon the shore. The Book of Exodus lists seven main camping places on the journey, and then the long stay at Sinai.

Remembering

Sunday, 16th February 2020

Readings: Exodus 27, Psalms 81, 82, Mark 12

Psalm 81 is one of a group attributed to Asaph. This could be the musician Asaph in David’s time (1 Chronicles 15:17), or possibly a later Asaph, such as the one in Hezekiah’s day (2 Kings 18:18) who may well have been a descendant of the earlier musician.

CIL Annual Meeting 2020

Tuesday, 11th February 2020
CIL Annual Meeting 2020

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.

The meeting will take place on the 14th March 2020, God Willing, and if you are unable to join in person at Coventry Grosvenor Road, UK, you can join the CIL Meet Live Stream at https://www.isolationleague.org/meet/cil/annual

Inclusive and exclusive (Issue 177)

Tuesday, 11th February 2020
CIL Magazine Issue 177

Inclusivity is a twenty-first century buzzword. As old social norms have crumbled, there is increasing focus on ensuring that neither race, nor gender, nor disability, nor social class, nor wealth are barriers to self-determination.

But a moment’s thought shows that inclusivity is only a virtue if the right things are being included. The internet is inclusive in that it provides a platform for anyone to voice their opinion, but the result is trolling, cyberstalking and fake news. Some behaviours need to be excluded in order to ensure that inclusivity remains. That’s why public organisations have a growing set of policies and procedures to prevent discrimination:  ‘safe spaces’ can only be established if the things which make people feel unsafe are kept on the outside. 

Birds in Scripture

Monday, 10th February 2020

The first reference to birds in Scripture is of course in Genesis 1 where we have the account of creation: “And God created … every winged fowl after his kind” (v21).

Birds are an amazing part of God’s creation. They are equipped with lightweight hollow bones, intricately designed feathers to assist in flight, and navigation systems superior to any that man has developed. They also have an ingenious heat-conserving design that concentrates all blood circulation between layers of waterproof plumage, so that they are able to face life in the harshest of climates.