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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

A battle worth fighting

“You have to pick your battles.” In other words, there are some things that are either just too small to worry about or battles…

Living My Faith

Have Faith Like a Child

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Dave helps us see why it’s important for us to have faith like a child.

Living My Faith

Are You Done Growing in Your Faith?

It’s easy to think you’ve got it all figured out. But whether you’re 9, 19, or 91, there is still room to grow.

Life’s Challenges

Take Our Mistakes Seriously

Do you take your mistakes seriously? But like a child, don’t forget to take seriously God’s forgiveness too.

Living My Faith

When Having No Filter Is Good

Sometimes we adults need to be like children and have no verbal filter. Pastor Dave explains.

Living My Faith

Why Do We Want to Please God?

Why do we get disappointed when God doesn’t give us the blessings we want? Instead, Pastor Dave says we should be like children and want to do this.

Life’s Challenges

When Life Seems Impossible

It’s easy to trust God’s promises when our lives are blessed. It’s harder when we’re facing seemingly impossible challenges. What should we do? Pastor Dave says we should be like children.

Living My Faith

This same Jesus . . .

I once read a story about a woman who couldn’t recognize anyone once that person left the room and came back in. She couldn’t…

Who is God?

What’s your angel story?

I can’t tell you that it was an angel for sure. I’ll find out in heaven. When my mother was a little girl, she…

Living My Faith

Make us bold to pray

Which of these scenarios best describes your relationship with God? Scenario #1—The scene is a courtroom. God, the judge robed in black, takes his…

Living My Faith

They’ll never take our freedom!

Do you recognize the name William Wallace? Perhaps you’re familiar with Mel Gibson’s depiction of William Wallace in the movie Braveheart. Wallace was a…

Life’s Challenges

Forget about it!

Looking back can be dangerous. Once unthinkable, Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile on May 6, 1954. Forty-six days later, John Landy broke Bannister’s…