Acts 4:4; Acts 5:36; Acts 6:7; Acts 11:21; Acts 16:5
But many of those who had heard the message believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
"For some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a group of about four hundred men joined up with him. But he was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing.
The word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith.
And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord .
So the churches were being strengthened in the faith, and were increasing in number daily .