8am Traditional Service
9:30am Contemporary Service
The story is told of a man who was caught in a flood. As the water rose, he was forced upward in his home, floor by floor, until he had to finally crawl up onto the roof. With no other options left, he prayed for God to deliver Him. Eventually, a raft floated toward him. The man in the raft offered to take him on board. “No thanks,” he said, “I prayed for deliverance. God will save me.” An hour later, someone else came by in a boat. They too offered to take him to safety. “No thanks,” he said, “I prayed for deliverance. God will save me.” After darkness fell, a helicopter flew overhead. Its searchlight found him sitting there on the roof.
So a ladder was lowered to him, and a friendly voice invited him to climb up. “No thanks,” he yelled, “I prayed for deliverance. God will save me.” At midnight, the water rose over the man’s roof. Moments later, he found himself standing before God in heaven. “I prayed for deliverance!” the man yelled at God, “Why didn’t You save me?” “I tried!” God explained, “I sent a raft, a boat, and a helicopter! But you refused to believe that I was sending help.”