“I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God” 1 Tim 3:15  
  The scripture has much to say concerning our conduct, not only in the world in which we live, but also in the Church where we serve. It exhorts believers in an array of various concerns, from admonishing us not to interrupt a sermon to encouraging us to sing with grace in our hearts during congregational worship. The scripture is sure to ground us in the necessity of faithful and engaged church attendance, and frequently speaks to our duty before God and men to live holy and blameless lives. The scripture instructs us in our giving, our stewardship, and our service before the Lord in His House, emphasizing constantly that “church” is not a place to sit passively, but a place to serve passionately!
  As Paul declared and Holy Spirit commands, “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them.” (Rom 12:6)
  Perhaps it is high time to read the New Testament deliberately, soberly as a manual for living?