What does it mean to worship in “spirit and truth” (John 4:24)?
When Yeshua made this statement, He was contrasting it with having to go to a physical location in order to be able to really worship God. For the Jewish people, the physical place of worship was the Temple in Jerusalem, and that is where they had to go to actually worship God. The Samaritans held a different view, that Mount Gerizim was the place to worship God. Jesus points out that the Jews were correct, as God chose Jerusalem and not Mount Gerizim. He then goes on to say that the day would come when one need not go to a physical place to worship God, but could worship wherever he would happen to be. So with Messiah’s death, resurrection, and ascension — and the fact that our bodies are now the temple of the Holy Spirit — we can worship God anytime, anywhere, without obligation to go to any physical location to do so.