in context of a discussion on the church as the house/household of God in 1 Timothy 3:15:
But when we come together as the church (ekklesia, ‘assembly’) of the living God, every aspect of our common life is enriched by the knowledge of his presence in our midst. In our worship we bow down before the living God. Through the reading and exposition of his Word we hear his voice addressing us. We meet him at his table, when he makes himself known to us through the breaking of bread. In our fellowship we love each other as he loved us. And our witness become bolder and more urgent. Indeed, unbelievers coming in may confess that â€˜God is really among youâ€™ (1 Cor. 14:25).
John Stott, Guard the Truth: The Message of 1 Timothy and Titus, 104-05.