Let's Talk About Sex: Middle School Small Groups

So this week we started a new series that will last 4 weeks (February 21 - March 13) for middle school small groups called The Talk . Let's see what we talked about this week.

Session Summary

This isn't going to be a one-time lecture. Instead, we want to begin a conversation with you. Because the topic of sex can be pretty awkward, right? We're not going to avoid the conversation or tell you that sex is bad. Sex is extremely good and sex is extremely powerful. According to Genesis 1, God invented sex and God said to be fruitful and multiply. But in Genesis 2, He says it is to be enjoyed in a particular context. Sex isn't bad. But it's very dangerous when it happens outside of God's design. Sex is good and sex is powerful. We want you to develop a healthy attitude toward sex. In order to live the life that God has for each of us, we've got to pay attention to what God says about it.

Bottom Line

Sex is good and sex is powerful.


So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Then God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and multiply." -Genesis 1:27-28 NLT

This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. -Genesis 2:24 NLT

Continue the Conversation: Discussion Questions for Families at Home

  • In what ways is sex powerful?
  • If you have questions about sex or dating, who do you usually go to?
  • If God invented sex, what do you think that says about sex?
  • As a middle schooler, what do you think it means to keep sex in its right context?