# 1 : Are people who come to worship before the service quiet in the sanctuary ? Or do most continue talking and laughing until just the moment before it is scheduled to begin ? I want to see if this is a common thing in churches or not . I think that too many may be socalizing in the guise of fellowshipping . They should be remembering that they are coming into the presence of the Lord and to offer up praises to Him . # 2 : How long has it taken a preacher to even mention a Scripture when "preaching " ? Don't take offence Pastors . I am sure most of you here start using the Bible in a short time while in the pulpit as a herald of the King of Kings . But if anyone here has visited a church has this happened ? I visited a church once and the preacher did not reference the Scripture for a whole 30 minutes . I left at that point . BTW , this was at a self-proclaimed "Fundamentalist Church " .