Dallas Willard was known to say this:- “The Kingdom of God is never in trouble” 

So why’s this important? Here’s what James Bryan Smith offers…….

“Dallas was the first person to reveal to me that Jesus’ main message was the good news of the available Kingdom of God. But for years I failed to grasp what is so good about this news. This quote showed me that the Kingdom of God is strong and unshakable, that a life lived interactively with God never fails.Churches come and go, ministries rise and disappear, successes happen and failure ensues, but no matter what, the Kingdom of God never falters. The ups and downs of life are out of my control, but my life in the Kingdom is always solid and secure.”

Never defeated, never down.

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.” 2 Corinthians 4

Never defeated, never down.