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Siteri Sauvakacolo
Thursday, May 22, 2014

METHODISTS around the country have been reminded not to focus on aligning themselves with the powers that be, but rather those who are not in positions of power.

This message comes in light of the commemoration of the annual John Wesley Day, which will be celebrated on Saturday.

Church general secretary Reverend Tevita Banivanua said the global Methodist community marks the 276th anniversary of church reformer John Wesley's spiritual awakening.

"In Fiji, Methodist schools will take time during the week to remember the founder of the Methodist movement," Mr Banivanua said.

"The late John Wesley considered the sermon on the mount as the basis for Christian living — we as Methodists and in the wider Christian community can take the encouragement from the call by this man who lived in a time of rapid social change in his society and look to our role in ours.

"He made the realisation that God's loving grace was available to everyone and anyone and we only had to respond to this by faith in Christ to be saved.

"In Christian terms he realised that salvation was not by works but by faith. Many term this Wesley's 'spiritual conversion'."

Mr Banivanua said the Wesleyan traditions celebrated by Methodists were not just song, preaching the word and prayer but also social action of solidarity and love with the least in our society.

All Methodist churches, circuits and divisions are invited to commemorate this event this weekend.

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