Are you building people up or tearing them down?: Middle School Small Groups No Filter Week 2

What we're talking about

One of the best things about social media is that it gives us an instant way to communicate. Think about it! When something major happens in the world, not only can you find out about it right away, but you can also start talk about it as soon as you do! Thanks to social media, you can say anything to anyone at anytime you want. While that is pretty cool, sometimes communicating through social media can cause us to forget that there are actual people on the other side of our screens. And when we forget those other people, we also forget the impact what we say can have on them. We forget to filter our words. This week, we’ll look back at what Paul has to say to his friends in the book of Ephesians. He gives them advice on how to filter their words wisely that, when we apply it to our own lives, will give the things we say the power to build rather than break.

Questions for Conversation

  • What's the best compliment you've ever received?
  • Why do you think it's easier to say hurtful things on social media than it is to say them to someone's face?
  • What's one way you can use social media to build others up?
  • This week, what's one thing you want to do to build someone up on social media? Keep your eyes open for someone who needs your encouragement!