Thursday, March 21, 2013

Christ in the Wilderness by Stanley Spencer 1891-1959

Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891 – 1959) Driven by the Spirit
"And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness." Mark 1:12
Stanley Spencer was born in Cookham, England, in 1892, one of 11 children. His grandfather was the village builder. His father William was a professional musician & organist at a nearby church, with a passion for reading & discussing the Bible out loud with his family each evening.

2 Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891 – 1959)Awaking
"I will arise and go to my Father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against Heaven and before thee." Luke 15:18

Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891 – 1959)He Departed
"And when he had sent them away he departed into a mountain to pray." Mark 6:46

Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891 – 1959) The Eagles
"For wheresover the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together." Matthew 24:28

Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891 – 1959) The Foxes Have Holes
"And Jesus saith unto him, the foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head." Matthew 8:20

Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891 – 1959) The Hen
" often would I have gathered my children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings..." Matthew 23:37

Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891 – 1959) The Scorpion
"Behold, I give unto you the power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." Luke 10:19

Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891 – 1959) Condsider the Lilies
"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not neither do they spin; And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." Matthew 6:28-29