On May 19, 2017, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary celebrated its graduation. President Paul Wendland based his sermon on the class passage “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile,” (Romans 1:16)
“You are not ashamed of the gospel because you know that here and here alone God demonstrates his power to save not just you, not just me, but an entire world of sinners,” said Wendland. “God has put his Word in your mouth and when you proclaim it, you bring life and health and hope and joy and the power to overcome death itself. Through the word of preaching that he has given you. Through the word of the cross. And that’s why you’re not ashamed, not ashamed of that good news that good news of a crucified God. Because it’s God’s mighty power to save: you, me, all of us here.”
After the sermon, 26 seniors received their diplomas. In addition, two men graduated from the Pastoral Studies Institute Program and three from the Summer Quarter Program.
The archived service is available at https://livestream.com/WLSLive/2017-Grad-Service.