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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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Living My Faith

Can people change?

I ask couples in premarriage counseling this question: “Who do you want to marry: the person you are marrying or the person you hope…

Who is God?

Epiphany glory

You might have expected the people of Jerusalem to have remembered the shepherds’ message about Jesus’ birth, but it appears they did not. If…

Friends & Family

How to Deal With Family Dysfunction Compilation

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 ridicule you’re going through, know that God’s working it out for your best.

Friends & Family

How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Self-Esteem

It doesn’t matter what your family says about you. It doesn’t matter what you say about you. To know your true worth, there’s only one thing that matters.

Friends & Family

How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Jealousy

Why do we envy? Just remember that we already have what we need.

Friends & Family

How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Favoritism

Here’s how you can avoid looking like you’re playing favorites with your kids.

Friends & Family

How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Lies and Deception

Lies and deception can be destructive. But they can also be forgiven.

Bible 101

David, Servant and King Compilation

The story of David is a great example of how God uses all of us to fulfill his will.

Bible 101

David, Servant and King: Forgiven One

God stops at nothing to forgive . . . you. In this Bible series project, Pastor Dave looks at the life and lessons of David.

Bible 101

David, Servant and King: Grace Recipient

Has God given you the grace he gave David? In this Bible series project, Pastor Dave looks at the life and lessons of David.

Bible 101

David, Servant and King: Enemy Lover

The next time you see your enemy, do as David did and put down the spear. In this Bible series project, Pastor Dave looks at the life and lessons of David.