Stephanas (Stef´uh-nuhs)

Head of a household whose members were Paul’s first converts in Corinth (1Cor 16:15; 1Cor 1:16). When trouble broke out in the Corinthian church he accompanied Fortunatus and Achaicus on a visit to Paul in Ephesus with information about the problems (1Cor 16:17-18). Some of these problems were also detailed by a letter (1Cor 7:1), which may have been carried back to the church by the trio. Stephanas is strongly commended by Paul as one worthy of exercising authority in the church (1Cor 16:16).

1Cor 16:15

15Now, brothers and sisters, you know that members of the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the serv ... View more

1Cor 1:16

16(I did baptize also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.)

1Cor 16:17-18

17I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for your absence;18for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. ... View more

1Cor 7:1

Directions concerning Marriage
1Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is well for a man not to touch a woman.”

1Cor 16:16

16I urge you to put yourselves at the service of such people, and of everyone who works and toils with them.

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