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When Jesus said, “You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48), he set a target that guarantees we never settle for mediocre.  We can never sit back and complacently think, “I’ve grown as much as I can,” because this verse will come back at us and challenge us once again.  Paul in Colossians picks up on the need to keep on growing in the faith “stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard” (Colossians 1:23).  In this series we will study “this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27).