Tuesday, April 30, 2013

What's Love Got to Do With It

"What's Love Got To Do With It" is the second single released from Tina Turner's fifth solo album Private Dancer.  It became Turner's most successful single.  The song ranked #309 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". It also ranked #38 on Songs of the Century. It was the 17th best-selling single of 1984 in the UK. In 1993, the song's name was used as the title for What's Love Got To Do With It, a biographical film about Tina Turner's life. It was originally recorded by UK pop group Bucks Fizz, whose version remained unreleased until 2000.  In 2012, "What's Love Got To Do With It" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. (Wikipedia.com)  
When we listen to the song lyrics, love is described as a "second hand" emotion--an emotion that comes after physical attraction. The lyric describes a person who is afraid of the fact that her perception and proclamation is not the ideal. 

Young Adults Gathered on 4/28 and we had a great time discussing AGAPEO Love. We studied and discussed Matthew and Mark located in the New Testament of the Holy Bible. We asked the question, What's love got to do with it? God, Life, our own Spiritual Maturity, the Church? So we inviting you to join in the discussion. Please post comments regularly. Here is the basic format: 

Informing Our Minds: 

agapao/agapeo /ag-ap-ah'-o/love     www.crosswalk.com

  1. of persons : to welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, to love dearly
  2. of things: to be well pleased, to be contented at or with a thing
New American Standard Word Usage - Total: 143
beloved 8, felt a love for 1, love 1, love 75, loved 38, loves 20

Preparation for Spiritual Understanding
Read Aloud

Matthew 5:43-44;  Matthew 5:46;

Matthew 6:24;  Matthew 19:19;

Matthew 22:37; Matthew 22:39 

Mark 10:21; Mark 12:30-31; Mark 12:33 

Discuss for Understanding and Application:
How is agapeo described? What characterizes its behavior?
What is challenging about how Jesus describes the way we should love?
Is it possible for you to love this way? Do you want to?
Share some practical ways we can demonstrate agapeo all the time?
How will you be accountable? 

It is my sincere prayer and hope that you will grow as you read, discuss/process, and find ways to grow spiritually. If you have yet to connect with a group of young adults in Bloomington, we invite you to join us. We meet 1x a month but may do some leisure activities spontaneously. Most of us go to Fairview Church on 6th St but some who come do not--so feel free to join us. There is plenty of food and plenty of room. And--Pastor Rebecca is the Chef! If interested e-mail: rebecca.fisher@inumc.org and we'll get ya involved. 

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