Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings: “I Am a Christ-driven Human Being” (Gospel Light Minute #217)

Mike Rawlings

Mike Rawlings


He is the 61st mayor of Dallas, Texas and has been mayor since 2011. He is a graduate of Boston College. Before becoming mayor, he was the CEO of Pizza Hut. He was also a chief executive officer of the advertising agency, Tracy-Locke. Since his election, Dallas has seen increased economic growth and a significant drop in unemployment over the years. Along with running the city, he fights to improve public education, combat poverty, is also a prominent opponent of domestic violence, and pushes to elevate the city’s international profile. Recently, he was called a “natural, national leader”, by Black Christian News Network One (BCNN1.com), in light of the strong leadership he provided in the wake of the tragic police killings in Dallas, Texas.

He is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Dallas and said of his faith in an interview with the Dallas Voice, “I am a Christ-driven human being.” Similarly in a 2013 discussion about faith being interjected into public schools, he said, “One of the first big words I learned in Sunday school as a kid was ‘omniscient’. I went on to learn ‘omnipresent’ which led me to think that if God was indeed everywhere, then he is in schools too. Surely we can create a new way to educate, to fund the best and the brightest in this country. For me, it starts with God being omnipresent in lives across this country.”

His name is Mike Rawlings.

This is the “Chief of Sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, reminding you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me. Just as Mike Rawlings gave his life to Christ, may I encourage you to do the same. Here is how:

1. Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” In fact, I am the chief of sinners, so don’t think that you’re alone.

2. Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

3. Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy
both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and
whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

4. Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works,
lest any man should boast.”

5. Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

6. With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my
sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

Remember, friend, Believe by faith. Share the faith. and Keep the faith!

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