What did Jesus mean by worshiping God in spirit and in truth? Was he referring to the way we worship on "the Sabbath," worshiping a certain way on the first day of the week (or whenever the church chooses to assemble), or how we live before God in our daily lives?
The original question was the location of worship, which was supposed to be in Jerusalem. That did not mean the Jews did not worship anywhere else, neither did they only devote their lives to God while at Jerusalem, but God did have a specific place, where the Jews were supposed to offer sacrifices by the priests, and all of their feasts were observed there (Deuteronomy 12:5-21; 14:23-24; 16:2-11; 26:2).The woman said to Him, "Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship." Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 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. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." (John 4:19-24 NKJV)
In the context, God is described as being a "Spirit", so when we worship God, we must do so in our "spirit". It should not be just outward form that does not include our soul. However, we are not free to worship God any way we please. We must worship Him the right way, "in truth", just as the Jews were correct in worshipping God in "in Jerusalem". The distinction is that the location no longer matters. One can worship God correctly and in his spirit any where. However far God has directed us to worship Him in other passages, that is how far this verse reaches.
Thank you for clarifying this passage for me.