Where did the assembly of 120 disciples take place?

Where did the assembly of 120 disciples take place?

However, it is unclear if the meeting of 120 disciples mentioned in Acts 1:15 took place in the upper room. A 120-person capacity room would have been a very big top chamber. Some think that this may be a reference to people from all over Judea and Samaria (the term "disciples" means "followers") coming together in Jerusalem to share in this Pentecost celebration. This idea is supported by the fact that Peter calls them "all kinds of people" (NIV "of every sort").

Another possibility is that these are the names of the men who came to faith in Christ during Paul's first missionary journey. They may have met in the upper room after each was brought before the apostles (see Ac 16:6).

Yet another possibility is that these are two different groups. The first group might be the original 120 believers who were with Jesus during His earthly ministry. The second group could be the other members of the church who came after the initial conversion of the twelve disciples. We cannot be sure which it is since we do not know how many members there were in the early church.

Where are the 120 disciples mentioned in Acts 1?

According to several commentators, the 120 disciples stated in Acts 1:15 only pertain to those in Jerusalem, and the 500 brothers were residing in Galilee at the time. According to the People's New Testament, "[there were] around a hundred and twenty."

Others believe that the number includes both men and women, while still others include priests among the number. The exact number is unknown because the original text does not specify how many men and women there were, nor does it say anything about priests.

In any case, it is clear that the number of people who believed on Jesus as their Messiah was very small, perhaps only consisting of family members and close friends. Even after His death and resurrection, only more people continued to believe in Him.

Acts 1:16 says that God "gave them [the disciples] power over the devil," which some commentators view as a reference to the exorcisms performed by the disciples in Jerusalem. However, it is also possible that God gave them power over evil spirits without referring to any particular event.

Since Satan is still alive today (see Job 2; John 12; 13-16), it is likely that he has always been this way. I think it's safe to say that most people have seen evidence of his presence in this world through miracles, signs, and wonders.

Why were the apostles in the upper room?

The language in Acts of the Apostles suggests that the apostles used the room as a temporary residence (Koine Greek: ou esan katamenontes, hou esan katamenontes), but the Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary disagrees, viewing it as a place where they were "not lodged, but had for their place of...repose". The word occurs three times in the New Testament, always in reference to God's people: Moses and the elders of Israel went up to the top of Mount Nebo to die (NIV 'went up for burial'), after which Jesus raised them from the dead (NIV 'were brought back to life').

The Upper Room is important in Christian history because it was here that the disciples had their last meal with Jesus before he was crucified. It also seems likely that Peter would have been given some kind of official recognition as a leader during this meeting. After all, the Holy Spirit had already indicated that this was going to be an important time in the history of salvation when He said through Paul the Apostle: "Therefore let everyone who believes be sure of this: That whoever stands firm to the end will be saved." (Acts 14:22).

It's interesting to note that although the room can't be located on any map, it is said to be visible from many locations within Jerusalem!

This room is sometimes called the "Lord's Table", since it was here that our Lord celebrated the Passover with His disciples.

How many disciples were in the upper room on the day of Pentecost?

15 records that on the day of Pentecost, there were roughly 120 individuals gathered in the Upper Room. A dozen were followers of Jesus and his disciples, with the remainder being believers.... Who were the 12 apostles on the Day of Pentecost?

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How many disciples were there when Peter stood up?

One day, around 120 of the Lord's believers gathered together, and Peter stepped up to address them. A few days later, there was a gathering of approximately a hundred and twenty believers, and Peter stepped up to speak. When roughly 120 disciples had assembled, Peter stood up and addressed them. He stated, in essence, that it was time for the church to grow sparser as God called some away into missionary service and others were needed to help care for the growing number of believers.

There are only about 500,000 people in China who are Christians. However, this number is on the rise because more and more people are becoming believers every day.

In America, our population is nearly 300 million people. There are over 70 million Christians here. But again, this number is growing because more and more people are being saved every day.

So, how many people were there when Jesus started his ministry? We don't know exactly, but we do know that he went throughout Israel preaching the gospel message and turning many people from their sin. During these times, he always found people willing to follow him. After his death and resurrection, he appeared to more than 5000 people on various occasions - many more than the number of people who ever saw him live!

Since Jesus' death and resurrection, thousands of new believers have been born into this world. Have you heard? Christianity is the fastest-growing religion in the world.

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