Abuses at the Lord's Supper
17Now in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse.18For, to begin with, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you; and to some extent I believe it.19Indeed, there have to be factions among you, for only so will it become clear who among you are genuine.20When you come together, it is not really to eat the Lord's supper.21For when the time comes to eat, each of you goes ahead with your own supper, and one goes hungry and another becomes drunk.22What! Do you not have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you show contempt for the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I commend you? In this matter I do not commend you!