Connection & Community

We believe scripture teaches us that we link to God and each other best spending intentional time together.

  • Studying God's word
  • Serving our community
  • Sharing our lives

We encourage everyone to join a connection group right away. 


We also offer extra connection points called elective studies that we encourage you to join after a connection group. 


If you are interested in learning more or joining a group, contact us using the form at the bottom of this page and we will help you get connected.

Current Study

Below, you can access each week's discussion guide. As you study and prepare to share during your connection group, we have also provided bible study resources below to help. 

  • Below you will find questions from biblehub.com to help facilitate your group’s discussion. Go through them all or let your group pick the ones that stand out to them. Either way is a great way to have a discussion around this weeks passage. 


    1. How does Jesus' command to stay in Jerusalem and wait for the Holy Spirit demonstrate the importance of God's timing?

    2. What does the apostles' question about restoring the kingdom to Israel reveal about their understanding of Jesus' mission? How does Jesus respond, and what does it tell us about our call as Christians?

    3. How does the ascension of Jesus connect to His promise of the coming Holy Spirit? What implications does this have for your understanding of the Trinity?

    4. How did the disciples respond to the departure of Jesus? What can we learn from their actions?

    5. Why do you think the apostles felt it was necessary to replace Judas? How does this apply to leadership roles in the church today?

    6. What role did prayer play in the early Church as seen in this chapter? How does it challenge your personal prayer life?

    7. What does the unity among the disciples teach us about community in the church?

    8. How does the selection process of Matthias demonstrate the combination of human decision and divine guidance?

    9. The disciples were called to be witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. How does this mandate apply to you in your current context?

    10. How can we prepare ourselves for the coming of the Holy Spirit, as the apostles did?

    11. How does the description of Jesus' ascension impact your understanding of His divine nature?

    12. What steps can you take to ensure that you are listening and obedient to God's call on your life, just like the early disciples?

    13. How does the disciples' continual prayer inspire you to incorporate prayer into your daily routine?

    14. How can you promote unity in your local church or Christian community, following the example of the early believers?

    15. How does Jesus' assurance of the Holy Spirit's power inspire you to share the Gospel?

    16. Why is it important to seek God's guidance when making decisions, as seen in the selection of Matthias?

    17. What are the practical implications of being a witness for Christ in your daily life?

    18. How can you remain expectant of Jesus' return, as promised by the two men in white?

    19. In what ways can we bear witness to Jesus in our contemporary society, just like the apostles did in their time?

    20. How does the anticipation of the Holy Spirit's arrival in this chapter challenge your understanding of His role in your life?

    Bible Hub Chapter Summaries and Bible Study Questions


  • Warm-up

    • What is your greatest need right now? 

    Exploring Scripture

    Acts 3:1-10

    • Does the passage before this help shed light on what we are reading/studying? In what ways? 
    • Why would Peter and John be going to the temple? 
    • Why would the man be begging for money? Is that his greatest need? 
    • What stands out about Peter’s response to the man? 
    • Are there any reasons the man must get up and walk after being healed? Why or why not?  


    Digging In

    • We have physical needs, and God often provides for those, but sometimes, we feel that a need is overlooked. How can this passage shed light on our deepest needs
    • What is our response to Jesus fulfilling our most significant need on the cross? 
    • How can we be like the lame man and get up and walk now that we have received salvation through Christ? 
    • How can we help eachother with our current needs? 


    Lord, help us to see beyond the physical immediate needs of this world and trust in the healing work of Christ on the cross. Amen


Bible Study Resources

As we study the Bible, we must converse with other believers to ensure it is the spirit guiding our understanding. Like your conversations with your connection group, engaging other believers' and scholars' knowledge of scripture is helpful. Consider reading commentaries and guides as sitting down for coffee with someone you can't meet in person. You may agree or disagree on some things, but it challenges you to open your heart/mind to where you might have a blind spot, helps you better communicate your understanding, and helps you grow in your walk with Christ. Below, you will find resources we trust as you study God's word in preparation for your connection group.


Use the GlobalBible search bar below to lookup any passage.


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Connection Groups

These groups meet to build a Christ-centered community. Joining a connection group is your first next step at Madison FBC. We suggest contacting our staff or the group leader before attending any groups to learn more and confirm their gathering time and place.

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