“That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep” (v. 30).- 1 Corinthians 11:27–34

The Lord’s Supper is the sign of Christ’s presence among His people and of their unity in Him. As Paul chastised the Corinthians for their factionalism, he called attention to the fact that by warring with one another, they were abusing the meaning of the central ritual of the church (1 Corinthians 10–11).