In the New Testament, “worship” occurs when we respond to God’s ongoing sovereign presence by living ongoing lives of reverence and obedience …

Which might, at times, properly invoke emotions.

Pagan worship, however, starts by manipulating emotions to “usher in” a false sense of God’s presence through special “leaders” at special gatherings.

It is a concept foreign to how the New Testament says God’s people are to function together as His church.

Unfortunately, there’s way too much pagan worship, and too little New Testament worship, in our “churches” these days.