Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Luke 3:1-14.

“Bloom where you are planted: how God makes your life fruitful” (Luke 3:1-14)

I.   “The ___________ to come.” (v.7).

A. It is necessary and just.

B. It strikes none but the _____________/_____________ (v.9).

II.   What should we do then (v.10, i.e. How do we become ____________)? 

A.  “Jesus is coming soon.  Look busy!”  

B. We prepare for His coming by ______________ His __________.

1. John preached ___________ = repentance = the forgiveness of sins (v.3; Luke 7:29-30).

2. “Make the tree _________ and its fruit will be _____________.” (Matthew 12:33).  

C. Bloom where you are planted (vv.11-14).

1. “All over the world this ____________is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood the grace of God” (Colossians 1:6; 1 John 4:19; Luke 6:36).

2. “Let each one ____________ in the same   calling in which he was called” (1 Corinthians 7:20).

3.  “Do small things with great _________” (Mother Teresa).