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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

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?”…

Friends & Family

Your Spouse Is a Gift

God still does the same for us today as he did for Adam and Eve. How so? Pastor Dave explains to kick off this week’s series about marriage and love.

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…

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.