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Titius Justus

Eucharist wafersLuke mentions a number of Corinthian church households. Titius Justus, a "worshiper of God," whose house was next to the synagogue, in Acts 18.7 "then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshiper of God." Crispus, an official of the synagogue also held meetings in his home. The conversion and baptism of these individuals, including the household of Crispus, indicates that there was a sizeable group of believers during Paul's eighteen-month ministry there. There is the mention of his baptism in 1 Corinthians 1.14 "I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius." There were also many others in Corinth according to Acts 18.7-11. No doubt the homes of Titius Justus or Crispus were utilized for church gatherings as well.✞

Household of Stephanas

Paul also refers to the baptism of "the household of Stephanas" in 1 Corinthians 1.16 as one of the first converts in Achaia in 1 Corinthians 16.15a "You know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the Lord’s people." The fact that he is commended so highly by Paul for his devoted service to the saints in 1 Corinthians 16.15b-16 leads one to suppose that he, too, may have hosted and led one of the Corinthian Church Households.✞

"Corinthian Church Households"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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