"Code Name Sycamore"


Imagine a “sycamore squad.” High risk evangelism. Unorthodox tactics. Missions impossible. Midnight readiness. Courageous camaraderie.

JESUS: “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today.”

THE CROWD: “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.”

ZACCHAEUS: “The half of my goods I give to the poor.”

*** Mission Accomplished!***

What might God accomplish through a “sycamore squad” at Bethlehem! A thick-skinned band of raiders bent on storming Satan's bunkers. A small corps of free spirits dedicated to the idea that one man can put a thousand to flight – if he uses a slingshot.

A creative crew who dream that the way to Nineveh's heart might be through the belly of a fish. The way through the walls of Jericho might be with the blast of a trumpet. The way to convert an empire might be to walk through a fiery furnace. The way to save the world might be to die on a cross.

Dial S-Y-C-A-M-O-R.  (Someday)

Every army needs a small, swift squadron full of surprises for the enemy.

Any volunteers?

J. Piper, R.O.

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John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books, including A Peculiar Glory.