The website of Perimeter Church in Johns Creek, GA.
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Welcome to Perimeter
We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our web site and we hope you will come and visit us in person as well. As you explore our site you'll notice that we have a lot to offer the families and individuals in our community, including things for children of all ages as well as adults, no matter what their age or stage of life (single, married, divorced, widowed, whatever). Perimeter is a truly a come as you are church. It's a safe place to explore the truths of Christianity and it's a great place to experience growth and community.
Our services feature a blend of traditional hymns with contemporary praise songs, and will often feature drama, personal testimonies, and dance - providing a dynamic and impacting time of worship. We were all created to worship and at Perimeter Church our desire is to help you worship well.
Saturday:5:00 PM (Hanger Auditorium in the Bricks)
Sunday:9:00 AM (Sanctuary, Chapel) 10:45 AM (Sanctuary, Chapel, Hanger Auditorium in the Bricks)
KidsQuest - Kindergarten-4th GradeSunday: 9:00 & 10:45 AMChildcare - 0-5 yrs old (Pre-Kindergarten)Saturday: 5:00 PMSunday: 9:00 & 10:45 AM
Christians can be conflicted about the Law, but the Bible is not. The Law is to be loved, not feared. God gave His Law to prove and enhance our love. "The Lovable Law" is a 15-part, in-depth look at the Ten Commandments from our teaching team. The laws start with our love for God: the stipulation to love Him above all, to avoid falling in love with creations over the creator, to properly use His name, and to follow His example in work and rest. The laws finish with our love for each other: parents, lives, spouses, possessions, and truth. And then, surrounding it all, controlling our desires, which is where we are always first led astray. When we understand relationship between the Gospel and the Law, we can say with the Psalmist: "I long for your salvation, O Lord, and your law is my delight!"
Randy Pope | Apr 09
Randy Pope concludes the series, "The Lovable Law", with the message "Putting The Brakes On Runaway Desires". He looks at Exodus 20:17 (NASB) and three brakes: 1) Trust - What ARE needs? How do you trust? 2) Thankfulness - What IS thankfulness? What does God owe me? What do I deserve? Look at the condition of your heart. 3) Priorities - to set temporal things as a priority, or to set eternal things as a priority.
Randy Pope | Apr 02
Randy tackles Exodus 20:16 in his message, "To Tell The Truth". What is the meaning of the prohibition in Exodus 20:16? Are little white lies really okay? Look at how we need to tell the truth, to tell the whole truth, and to tell nothing but the truth. After investigating the meaning, Randy looks at the motive for the prohibition. Why does God make such a big deal about it?
Jeff Norris | Mar 26
This week Jeff Norris looks at the eighth commandment - "You shall not steal" - from Exodus 20:15 (ESV). Stealing is a byproduct of selfishness ... and our hearts are flooded with selfishness. Stealing is one small action step away from selfishness. Stealing is an offense to God because it's the antithesis of the heart of God.
Randy Pope | Mar 19
Randy continues with "Marriage Malignancies: Part Two", studying Exodus 20:14 (NASB). God gave us the law "You shall not commit adultery" to protect the beauty and sanctity of marriage. This week Randy looks at why should we follow this law and how it applies to pre-marital sex, and imaginary sex (lust).
Randy Pope | Mar 12
The seventh commandment tells us "You shall not commit adultery". But to what does adultery really refer? Randy Pope begins his message "Marriage Malignancies" with Part One with the first of three areas, investigating Exodus 20:14 and extra-marital sex. Why does God forbid it? Are there some things we should do to affair-proof our marriages?
Randy Pope | Mar 05
Randy continues his series, "The Lovable Law", with the message "Murder Weapons", based on Exodus 20:13. The sixth command is "You shall not murder", but covers a lot more than you might think. This message digs into what murder really is, as well as some interesting questions: Who is innocent of murder? Who wants to defend themselves in the court of God?
Randy Pope | Jan 22
Randy concludes his three part mini-series on the Lord's Day with his message "Seven Days of Work Makes One Weak, Part 3". We looked at Exodus 20:8-11 one final time and how God designed us to spend one day a week regulating the future. He also share five important truths regarding the Lord's Day. What are two important words for us to remember? Rest and Perspective!
Randy Pope | Jan 15
In Part Two of "Seven Days Of Work Makes One Weak", Randy continues looking at Exodus 20:8-11 and the points that God designed us to spend one day a week remembering the past, and reevaluating the present. Randy encourages us to move away from selective obedience and to embrace God's Law in every respect.
Randy Pope | Jan 08
Randy continues the series "The Lovable Law" with this message from Exodus 20:8-11. "Seven Days Of Work Makes One Weak" is Part One of three messages on this topic looking at the importance of keeping a single day's rest in our lives. God's pattern was six days of labor and one day of rest - why shouldn't we do the same? Randy also looks at three exceptions - works of piety, works of mercy, and works of necessity.
Caleb Click | Dec 18
Caleb Click continues "The Lovable Law" series with a message on Exodus 20:12 entitled "The Commandment With A Promise". Join Caleb as he takes a look at why honoring our parents is so serious to God and what does it even mean?
Randy Pope | Dec 11
The Test of Sincerity
Randy Pope | Dec 04
Why did God give the second commandment? Join Randy Pope as he digs into Exodus 20:4-6 and the second commandment. This message, "When A Picture Says Less Than Words", shows us how idols and images subtract from our relationship with God. Randy also looks at how we see God as He is and how our view of God will shape our way of live. We see God in nature and in His Word. God wants us to truly know Him and not something that represents Him.
Randy Pope | Nov 20
God never gives laws arbitrarily; all give are for our benefit, for our good. Join Randy as he looks at the first of the Ten Commandments in his message "Falling In Love With Mannequins". Randy uses Exodus 20:1-3 to answer the questions "What does the first commandment mean?" and "Why did God give us the first commandment?" Finally, he walks through four modern, American gods - search your heart to see if they are gods/idols in your life.
Randy Pope | Nov 13
Randy starts Love Stipulations, Part 2 with the question "What happens when you hear 'The Law of God'"? He reviews the giving of the Law then turns to two reasons for the Law that are found in Exodus 20:18-20: to test man's love and to enhance man's love. The final part of the message looks at three responses to God's Law. Would you allow God to test you and your love through the Law?
Randy Pope | Nov 06
Randy Pope begins a new series in which he will walk through the 10 Commandments. This week his message, "Love Stipulations, Part 1", focuses on Exodus 19:1 - 20:20; 24:3-8 and reminds us that if we don't understand the beauty of the Law, we'll never understand the beauty of God! Hear of 2 misconceptions about the Law and listen as Randy uses marriage to illustrate our walk with God.