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Pastor Dave Scharf

Pastor Dave Scharf

Dave Scharf grew up in West Allis, Wisconsin, and served as pastor in Greenville, Wisconsin, from 2005 until 2015. He is currently a professor of theology at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, where he lives with his wife, Beth, and their six children.

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Life’s Challenges

Jesus’ Compassion for You

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Dave helps us see just how compassionate Jesus is for each of us.

Life’s Challenges

Cast Out Your Demons

What demons have control of you? How can you cast them out?

Life’s Challenges

What About My Suffering?

We come to Jesus with a million wishes. But he doesn’t always give us what we think we need.

Life’s Challenges

Compassion for the Outcast?

Do you sometimes feel like an outcast? Your family doesn’t understand you. Colleagues look down on you. Others make fun of you. If so, look at how Jesus treated the outcasts of his time—and you’ll see a reflection of how he treats you.

Life’s Challenges

Do Not Be Afraid

Watch the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Dave reminds us that we do not have to be afraid.

Life’s Challenges

But It Seems so Impossible

It’s so easy to trust God when we see the blessings. But what about when we see only challenges?

Life’s Challenges

Promises Instead of a Pep Talk

Whatever challenges life may bring, you don’t have to be afraid.

Life’s Challenges

Answering Skeptics, Round 2

Watch the entire series from this past week as Pastor Dave looks at questions and objections that people have when it comes to Christianity.

Life’s Challenges

Answering Skeptics: Why Is There so Much Evil?

If God is good, why is there so much evil in our world? This week, Pastor Dave looks at questions and objections that people have when it comes to Christianity.

Life’s Challenges

Answering Skeptics: Why Doesn’t Jesus Heal Me?

If Jesus can heal people, why doesn’t he heal me right now? This week, Pastor Dave looks at questions and objections that people have when it comes to Christianity.

Friends & Family

How to Deal With Family Dysfunction

Watch the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Dave helps us deal with the challenges and dysfunctions our families face.

Friends & Family

How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Ridicule

The smirks, the digs, and the venom that you face—how does any good come from that?