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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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Who is God?

“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…

Who is God?

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…

Living My Faith

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…

Life’s Challenges

Jesus is still in the healing business

You’ve probably heard of faith healers. They come around, demand money, and make the promise of healing you. If they can’t heal you, it’s…

Who is God?

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…

Life’s Challenges

Held together in Jesus

“You’ve got it so together!” Has anyone ever said that to you? If you’re like me, when you hear those words, your first thought…

Who is God?

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 ….

Life’s Challenges

The reality you will never know

Have you ever heard someone who is going through a tough time say, “What do people do who don’t have Jesus in their lives?”…

Living My Faith

Let God’s love be your default

Sometimes my computer gets so messed up that it freezes and doesn’t do what it should. Do you know how to fix that? Shut…

Living My Faith

Who’s going to heaven?

A pastor was called on to see a man dying of a terrible disease. The man had Christian training in his youth but had…

Living My Faith

What do you have?

A man was visiting a Texas landowner. After dinner the landowner took the man out on the front porch to show him the view….

Who is God?

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…