Saturday, February 13, 2016

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Tomorrow's Message: What's Love Got To Do With It?
Few people know Anna Mae Bullock. She grew up in poverty, in Nutbush, Tennessee. Raised a Baptist, Anna Mae Bullock also had vocal talents and joined a band as a backup singer. Later, she married the marquee musician. As a duo they had astronomical success. But her husband snorted virtual snow banks of cocaine, and their tumultuous marriage ended when Anna Mae divorced him. For solace Anna Mae turned to a spiritual mixture of her Baptist roots and Buddhism.
The world hadn’t heard the last from Anna Mae Bullock. Later she wrote a biography about her music and marriage. She included the retelling of her famous Ex’s physical abuse. Anna Mae was not done with music either. Embarking on a solo career, she became an even bigger sensation. Her biography became a movie. Anna Mae became the #1 female recording artist of all time; a career spanning five decades. She was voted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. In all, her albums and singles sold over 180 million copies. 
BTW, Anna Mae Bullock changed her name. We know her as Tina Turner—her Ex’s name was Ike… 
Tina Turner’s first million-copy song, What’s Love Got To Do With It garnered 3 Grammy Awards, and the Record of the Year. Obviously, it connected with the populace. Read the chorus. Millions found in it an ethos of common ground. 
What's love got to do, got to do with it?
What's love but a second hand emotion?
What's love got to do, got to do with it?
Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?
What's love got to do, got to do with it?
What's love but a sweet old-fashioned notion?
The Apostle John saw love differently, and his wasn't a philosophical discovery--It was a revelation that Jesus gave him. Love, says John, It's more than emotion. It's not a notion. 
That's what we will be talking about at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Hamilton Baptist Church.

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