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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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“Good” Friday

“In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. ‘He saved others,’ they said, ‘but he…

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Jesus, the servant

“If I had all-power, what would I do with it?” Have you ever mused as to what it would be like if God were…

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Follow me

Then Jesus said to Peter, “Follow me!” (John 21:19). Do you know the context of that verse? You might think that it was Jesus…

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No overstuffed recliner

Things happen in every Christian’s life that make us wonder, “Where is Jesus?” A job loss, a spouse loss, a self-confidence loss, a ….

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Fear of forgiveness?

Hydrophobia. That’s the fear of water. It seems silly to be afraid of something you need. Frankly, it’s not just silly, it’s deadly. Hydrophobia…

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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…

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Lies About God Compilation

What did you think about Pastor Dave’s series this week which looked at lies about God? If you missed one or more of the videos, or would like to catch up, check out this compilation video.

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Lies About God: “God Doesn’t Care”

Jesus wrote himself into our story to make us whole.

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Lies About God: “God Won’t Send People to Hell”

How is God both loving and just?

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Lies About God: “God Wants Me to Be Happy”

God doesn’t want you just to be happy; he wants something more.

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Lies About God: “God Says Not to Judge”

Learn how judging can lead to a greater goal.

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Lies About God: “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves”

God helps us, but not because we’ve earned it.