Many churches post recent sermons on their websites; other, unaffiliated websites also offer sermons by pastors around the world. Other than a computer, you don't need special equipment to download sermons.
Visit a website that specializes in audio sermons such as Sermonaudio.com, Sermonindex.com or Audochristian.com. Your church may also post sermons on its website.
Select a sermon. Many audio sermon websites arrange the sermons in categories to make it easier for visitors to find what they need. They may be arranged by the date of the recording, by topic, by the speaker or even by popularity among the website's visitors.
Look for the download option. Clicking on the link to the audio will take you to a page where you can choose to play the audio directly from the website or download the mp3 to your computer.
Right-click the link and choose “save link as” to save the audio on your computer. Select a location for the mp3. To locate the file easily, consider saving it on your desktop or in your "Documents" folder.
Register for membership if prompted. Some sites will let visitors download the mp3 without further obligation while others require that you sign up for (at least) free membership before you can proceed.
Play the mp3. Go to the folder where the mp3 is saved and double-click the file. Many recent computers have programs that will automatically launch to play the mp3 when the file is opened.
- Web-Empower Your Church: Unleashing the Power of Internet Ministry; Stephenson, Mark M.; Abingdon Press, 2006
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