There is a growing gap of division between Americans in this nation that has been occurring for quite some time and will continue to grow. People are unwilling to cede any of their figurative territories in order to find a middle ground. The love of many is growing cold. The Apostle Paul admonished the church in Corinth to "all speak the same thing...be perfectly joined together" (1 Corinthians 1:10). While things in our society spiral out of control and we see divisions grow, we must remain together in unity and love. We can not allow the events occurring around us or the thoughts prevalent in society to disrupt the unity and love we are to have as the body of Christ. "A house divided against itself will not stand" Jesus expressed in Matthew 12:25. We must keep unity and love for one another on the forefront of our minds as we endure to the end and finish our races strong.
Michael Phelps and his wife Laura, and daughter Kelsey, attend the Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Flint Michigan congregations, where Michael serves as pastor. Michael and Laura both grew up in the Church of God. They attended Ambassador University in Big Sandy for two years (1994-96) then returned home to complete their Bachelor's Degrees. Michael enjoys serving in the local congregations as well as with the pre-teen and teen camp programs. He also enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, and running.