Paul's Corinthian Households
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Devoted Themselves

Roman PotterySaint Paul writes to the Corinthian households in 1 Corinthians 16.19, "The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house." He also recalls in 1 Corinthians 1:16, "(Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I don't remember if I baptized anyone else.)" Later Paul recalls in 1 Corinthians 16:15, "You know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints." In Ephesians 2.19 he further reinforces their faith, "Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household," Again in Philippians 1.1-2, Paul writes, "Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."

Children of the Households

In Colossians 4.15 we read, "Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house." Instructions are given by Saint Paul in 1 Timothy 3:12, "A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well." In 1 Timothy 3.15 we read, "if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth." Paul writes in 2 Timothy 4:19, "Greet Priscilla and Aquila and the household of Onesiphorus." We also read in Philemon 1.2, "to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier and to the church that meets in your home:"

"Paul's Corinthian Households"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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