1.) You had asked: <<If Jesus is a man, and God tells us not to worship men, then shouldn't we avoid worshiping Jesus and instead worship the God he came to earth to tell everyone about?>>
***God and Jesus are both one and the same, as Jesus testifies: I and my Father are one. (John 10:30)
***”And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD was manifest in the FLESH, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, BELIEVED ON in the world, RECEIVED UP into glory." (1 Timothy 3:16)
2.) You had stated: << my minister said, "All you have to do to be saved is believe in Jesus Christ." If that's all I had to do, then theoretically I could live however I wanted to,>>
****The bible says: If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, THOU SHALT BE SAVED. (Romans 10:9)
*** And Jesus also says: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with ALL thy heart, and with ALL thy soul, and with ALL thy mind. (Matthew 22:36-38)
***Jesus also says: If ye love me, keep my commandments (John 14:15)
***Unfortunately, a lot of converted “Christians” think that they have found salvation through lip service. A true repentant heart will not strive to continue in their old life. If the Holy Spirit indwells them, than the Holy Spirit will convict them of their sins and they will seek after those things that which are holy and pleasing to God. Christians are sinners saved by grace.
3.) I do believe that you have brought up these questions with sincerity. It is good that you are searching for answers. There is a doctrinally sound website that addresses all of your questions. www.jesus-is-lord.com
And above all, the Holy Bible is our supreme and FINAL authority.
“thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. (Deu 4:29)