Trentside Baptist Church


  • Happy 163rd Birthday Trentside!

    September 30, 2020 Pastor Jeff Bell

    This week (September 30th), Trentside will be celebrating its 163rd Birthday!  The Fenelon and Bobcaygeon churches were both birthed on this day in 1857. About five years later the congregations divided, however in God’s providence, four years ago (2016) the two congregations were reunited to create Trentside Baptist (click here to...

  • Sep17Thu

    Lying Lips

    September 17, 2020 by April Mantle
    Save Me, O Lord, From Lying Lips
    Psalm 120
    1 I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me. 
    2 Save me, O Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues. 
    3 What will he do to you, and what more besides, O deceitful tongue? 
    4 He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows, with burning coals...
  • Sep11Fri

    Spiritual Exercise?

    September 11, 2020 Pastor Matt Hayden

    For it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. 
    If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed.   Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for...
  • Sep9Wed

    The Top 10 Upside Down Teaching of Jesus

    September 9, 2020


    “God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human might boast in the presence of God.”
    1 Corinthians 1:27-29


    The Bible...

  • Who Do I Look Up To?

    September 2, 2020 Pastor Jeff Bell
      I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 
    My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 
    Psalm 121:1-2


    It was during a Sunday evening service at Alta Vista Baptist church in Ottawa.  I was nine years old, dressed in a funny looking choir robe with a weighted bottom to prevent it from...

  • Psalm 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd

    Part 14 August 26, 2020 Pastor Jeff Bell

    “For You Are With Me”


    Today is my final devotional blog dedicated to the 23rd psalm and I would like to think I have saved the best for last.  If you have been following these musings, you may be thinking, “Didn’t he cover the last line of the psalm ( ‘And I will dwell in the house of the Lord...

  • Aug21Fri

    Pray for All

    1 Timothy 2:1 August 21, 2020 by Pastor Matt Hayden

    Maybe like me, you are challenged by that word all . All means all, all the time. But let’s be honest that many of us, we don’t always pray for all people. We pray for people, but there are many people who do not make our prayer list.  There are people who need prayers, that we do not know about or feel we want to...

  • Psalm 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd

    Part 13 August 19, 2020 by Pastor Jeff Bell

    “And I Will Dwell In The House Of The Lord Forever”

    The beauty and simplicity of the twenty-third psalm has helped it achieve its enduring status.  I mentioned in week one of this series of blogs, it may be the occasions this psalm is recited that help contribute to its eminence:  

    Psalm 23 is shared at births, baptisms,...

  • What's Ahead

    August 14, 2020 Pastor Matt Hayden

    Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.   Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,   I...

  • Psalm 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd

    Part 12 August 12, 2020 Pastor Jeff Bell

    “Surely Goodness And Mercy Shall Follow Me All The Days Of My Life”


    As we find ourselves looking at the penultimate phrase of the 23rd psalm, it is easy to dismiss it as simple sentiment that helps tie things up nicely and miss the profundity of what this statement posits.  To help make this clear, I will draw our...