In Mr. W. E. Vines “Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words” he gives this definition of WORSHIP, “It is used of an act of homage or reverence.” Worship is often manifested as “bowing down before the object of worship and by offering words of praise.” When God gave the Ten Commandments to the nation of Israel He began with these words, “You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; YOU SHALL NOT BOW DOWN TO THEM nor serve them” (Exodus 20:3-5a…NKJV). God ALONE deserves worship and to worship any other creature is idolatry. You may recall when the Devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness, he showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory and then he said, “All these things I will give You if You FALL DOWN AND WORSHIP ME” (Matthew 4:8-9). How did Jesus respond? He said, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, and Him only you shall serve’” (verse 10). So, worship is indeed “an act of homage or reverence” and it is reserved for GOD ALONE. I should add that it is God the Father or God the Son who should be the OBJECT of our worship. In John 4:23 Jesus said, “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will WORSHIP THE FATHER in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.” Some have thought, based on this verse, that the Son of God (the Lord Jesus Christ) should not be worshiped, but in John 5:23 Jesus said, “All men should HONOR the Son just as they HONOR the Father.” The word “honor” had the thought of “reverence or worship” so we can and should worship both the Father and the Son, for they are both God.

To answer your question “How do you do this at Church” I would like us to see the “POWER for worship” and the “FORM of worship.” The POWER for worship is seen in Philippians 3:3, “For we are the circumcision, who WORSHIP BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD” (DARBY). The Spirit of God indwells every believer (see John 14:15-17 and Romans 8:9) and it is His delight to draw out our hearts in worship to the Father and the Son. How does He do that? He does that by presenting the truth of Christ to us through the scriptures (see John 16:13-14 and this results in our hearts being filled to overflowing which in turn causes us to worship. If we see this truth then we realize we can’t simply “conjure up worship naturally”; we must allow the “word of Christ to dwell in us richly” (see Colossians 3:16) by the Spirit of God’s teaching and then allow the Spirit of God to lead our hearts out in praise to the Father and the Son. This leads us to the “FORM of worship.”

I had already quoted John 4:23 and now I’d like to quote verse 24, “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (NASB). This verse is surely teaching us that the “form” of our worship is “spiritual” in contrast to the worship under the Law when Israel worshipped God using “tangible” things like animal sacrifices, incense, musical instruments and a beautiful temple. Those “things” appealed to their “physical senses” and aided them in their worship. But our worship is in “spirit and truth”; we don’t need tangible things to worship our God. Instead of needing a special building to worship in, the Lord invites us into His very Presence. “Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus…Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith” (Hebrews 10:19 & 22). The Lord “invites us” and the Holy Spirit “gathers us” into His Presence and when we are gathered, we have the promise from our Savior that He will be there, “Where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20). As we are gathered around Himself, the Spirit will direct our hearts to Christ and worship will follow! This is especially true in the “breaking of bread meeting” when we respond to the Lord’s request, “This do in remembrance of Me” (see Luke 22:19-20 with 1st Corinthians 11:23-26). We will then, as a holy priesthood of believers, “offer up SPIRITUAL SACRIFICES to God by Jesus Christ” (1st Peter 2:5). What does that mean? Ah, we are told exactly what these “spiritual sacrifices” are in Hebrews 13:15, “Therefore by Him let us continually offer the SACRIFICE OF PRAISE to God, that is, the FRUIT OF OUR LIPS, giving thanks to His name.” We will praise Him in “prayers of praise” and we can also “sing our praises” to Him as well as we see in Ephesians 5:19, “Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.”  (DO)  (517.1)