A glimpse of the first 8 years of the church
Jerusalem 30 A.D. 1 square mile 100,000 residents
During Passover 500,000-600,000 people
At least 500,000 non-residents - people from all over the world
Then came the birth of the church on the day of Pentecost, where on the first day 3,000 people were saved and joined the 120 who had been staying in the Upper Room.
As a result, believers began meeting every day to hear the apostles teach. They met at Solomon's portico, in homes, and other places where they could gather together.
As the believers began to walk in the foundational principles, the first 8 years of the church looked something like this -
Acts 1:13-15 120 disciples praying and waiting in the Upper Room for what Jesus had promised. 30 A.D.
Acts 2:41 3,000 people get born again on the first day of the church, making 3,120 people in the church on the day of Pentecost. 30 A.D. May
Acts 2:47 And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were saved. 3,120 plus in the church
Acts 4:4 5,000 men added - At least 10,000 people in the church. 34 A.D.
Acts 5:14 multitudes added to the church 15,000 - 20,000 people in the church. 35 A.D.
Acts 6:1 more disciples, 7 deacons chosen, 15,000 - 20,000 plus in the church. 37,38 A.D.
Acts 6:7 great increase in disciples, even the priests becoming obedient to the faith. 38 A.D.