Let's Talk about Technology: Middle School Small Groups

This week was week 2 in our series titled The Talk. This week's talk focused around sex and technology. Look at what we talked about this week.

Session Summary

Last week we learned that sex is good and sex is powerful. It's kind of like haet - useful and good in the right context, but dangerous in the wrong context. Technology sometimes has a way of allowing us to act in ways that we'd never act in real life. What happens on these screens though, has real world consequences. In 1 Corinthians 6:18-20, Paul didn't say to run from sex. He said to run from sexual sin. What happens online doesn't stay online. Understand that online life is still real life. Ask yourself what is driving your need for attention. Run what you're thinking about saying or doing through a filter. God loves you and wants more for you than you want for yourself. Honor God with your body, and that means honoring Him with your technology too.

Bottom Line

What happens online doesn't stay online.

Scripture

Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. - 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 NLT

Continue the Conversation: Discussion Questions for Families at Home

  • What is it about technology that tempts us to say and show things that we never would in real life?
  • In what ways do you think people act differently in real life than they do when they're online or on their phones?
  • In what ways can our online lives affect our real-life lives?
  • If we believe that other people's bodies belong to God, how should it affect the way we treat others online?