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Worship in Spirit and in Truth

There has been much confusion in the church about what “worship” really is and what it means to "be in the Spirit.” While Pentecostal and Charismatic churches emphasize the "acts" of worship and focus on a physical manifestation of the Spirit their passion and experiences are often sought after by other denominations as well. So what does it mean to do as Jesus said and worship God in Spirit and in truth? To determine this we must first define worship.John 4:23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth." The Zodhiates Complete Word Study Dictionary defines worship in this passage as:proskuneo; To worship, do obeisance, show respect, fall or prostate before...In the NT, generally, to do reverence or homage to someone, usually be kneeling or prostrating ones…