What distinct purpose did Christ have in giving Himself for the church?

Answer

"Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it; that He might
sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word." Eph. 5: 25, 26.
 


In whom is the gift?
How did the people of Samaria publicly testify to their faith in the preaching of Philip?
How were the two on the way to Emmaus affected by Christ's conversation with them?
When Christ ascended, what did He give to men?
Under what figure was the Christian church represented to the Apostle John?
What petition was made to the emperor by a church convention of bishops in AD 401?
What great change will then take place in their bodies?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle