Every Sunday, we open up a Bible and read from its pages. Someone then gives a little talk that is grounded in the words read from that Bible.
Why do we read from the Bible in worship?
It is because we believe the Holy Spirit is active in this, yes? The Holy Spirit was active in the writing and collecting of the texts in the Bible. The Holy Spirit works through the hearing and proclaiming of the biblical words. The Bible is a means of grace by which the Holy Spirit works on us and in us to open our eyes, convict us of sin, assure us of salvation, and purify us into holiness.
In other words, we read the Bible in worship because God uses the Bible to save us and reconcile us to himself. In John Wesley’s words, the Bible shows us the way to heaven.
Does that seem like an adequate answer to my own question? How would you answer it?