Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
John 4:23-24 NIV
In Spirit and Truth
To Tell the Truth was a US game show that was also very popular in Canada. Panelists were presented with three contestants. They had to identify which one was actually telling the truth about an unusual occupation or experience that had been read aloud by the show’s moderator. The popularity of the show led to the development of a Canadian version that ran between 1962 and 1964. The Canadian version was hosted by Don Cameron, and panelists included Toby Tarnow, Robert Hall, Dorothy Cameron and Stan Helleur.
One of the blessings of the Global Christian Church is the wide variety of expressions of worship. In fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, the name of Jesus is lifted up in hundreds of languages and dialects every day. Worship takes place in majestic cathedrals in the great cities of the world, and under banana trees in the rice fields of Cambodia. Some worship with grand pipe organs and orchestras, others with handmade drums and simple instruments. The form and the language don’t matter. There is something that does matter. In a conversation with a Samaritan woman, who points out that while the Jews worship in Jerusalem, the Samaritans worship on Mt. Gerizim, Jesus speaks about what true worship is. In John 4:23-24 Jesus says, “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” That time is now here. Worship must be filled with the truth of God’s Word and led by the Holy Spirit.
These have been words from the heart.