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Wield the armor of your faith.

The devil is constantly scheming against you. He wants you to fail, to fall out of faith, and to turn away from God. He isn’t making grand, elaborate plans, but using small, intricate moments in your daily life: anxiety, frustration, bone-deep exhaustion, weariness, and temptation. But God gives you His tools to fight back. Explore God’s strategies and biblical examples from Ephesians 6 for how to confront daily hardship with Rev. Christopher Kennedy.

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Discover the everyday armor of Ephesians 6.

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” – Ephesians 6:11

“Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth,” – verse 14

“And having put on the breastplate of righteousness,” – verse 14

And, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.” – verse 15

“In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;” – verse 16

“And take the helmet of salvation,” – verse 17

“And the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” – verse 17

“According to the Bible, our battle is not against flesh and blood but against forces of evil. Behind evil acts are spiritual influences. Those evil influences not only produce violence; evil forces are assaulting all of humanity every day. You and I are caught in the middle of a war between good and evil every day.”

Additional Resources in Equipped

Equipped includes a 25-page leader guide for you to follow along more closely with each chapter, but more importantly, to share God’s equipment with others so that your friends, family, and fellow neighbors can stand strong in their everyday battles: “No one needs to fight the devil alone or battle evil solo. God places others in our lives who can come alongside us in spiritual warfare.” Use this invaluable resource as a means of reaching out to others in your life and help them take up the armor of God.

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About the Author

Christopher M. Kennedy is the senior pastor at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, School, and Child Care in San Antonio, Texas. He is blessed beyond measure to be married to Ashley and to have the four most wonderful children on the planet. He holds a master of divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and a doctor of ministry degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas.

What Others Are Saying

This book is timely, and it is real. No phony or judgmental Christianity included! It’s written for real people facing real challenges, especially spiritual warfare. This battle is serious, and the consequences are eternal. With all that is going on in the world, the U.S., the Church, and our lives, its release is a Godsend. The reader will quickly notice the author is a pastor who knows Scripture and the Gospel's power and offers help in understanding the attacks of Satan. The reader is not left to despair in defeat but to delight in the destruction of the devil by the Son of God. You’re invited: Equipped: The Armor of God for Everyday Struggles is full of fresh insights, honest reflection, meaningful illustrations, and engaging application. Pastor Christopher Kennedy offers great tools and resources for the war-torn Christian that will also be helpful in assisting others in the battles we all face.

—Rev. Dr. Allan Buss, president, Northern Illinois District, LCMS

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