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.
Lies About God
Watch the entire devotional series from this past week, as Pastor Dave debunks common lies about God in this 2018 throwback series.
Lies About God: “God Doesn’t Care”
Does God really care? Here’s how God showed that he cares about you and the world.
Lies About God: “God Says Not to Judge”
Jesus didn’t condemn all judging. Because there IS a way to judge—and it leads to a greater goal.
Lies About God: “God Won’t Send People to Hell”
How can a loving and just God send people to hell?
Lies About God: “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves”
God does help. But he helps only those who can’t help themselves. Pastor Dave explains.
Lies About God: “God Wants Me to Be Happy”
God doesn’t want you just to be happy; he wants something more.
Jesus’ Compassion for Each of Us
Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Dave helps us see just how compassionate Jesus is for each of us.
No One Cares About You?
Do you feel unimportant? Like a nobody? Like no one cares? Pastor Dave assures you of your worth with this story of Jesus’ compassion.
Love for Anyone and Everyone
Are you part of the groups “anyone” and “everyone”? Of course. So what? Pastor Dave explains the significance.
Cast Out Your Demons
What demons have control of you? How can you cast them out?
What About My Suffering?
We come to Jesus with a million wishes. But he doesn’t always give us what we think we need.
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.