Getting the Most Out of the Sermons Page
While we can’t tell you how best to apply these sermons in your life, we can tell you how to read the notes online, listen to the sermons online or download the files to your computer so you’ll have copies to keep. Due to file space considerations each sermon series will only be available for a limited time.
You can view the Sermon Notes in your web browser by clicking on the ‘notes’ link under each sermon title. The notes will pull up in a separate browser window. You can view the notes online, print them, or save them to your computer for later viewing. Once you are finished with the notes page simply close that page. To save the notes to your computer, go to the top of your tool bar and click on ‘file’ which is typically located in the upper left hand corner of your browser window. Then click on ‘save as’. Look at the top of the save as window to see where the document is being saved so that you will know where to find it for later viewing. You can specify a particular folder on your computer to save the document. Typically a text or html document will be saved in your “My Documents” folder on your computer by default unless you specify otherwise.
Dial-up Connection: If you use your telephone line to connect to the Internet, you have a dial-up connection. Because of the size of these MP3 files, downloading the file from a dial-up connection may take a while. If you are on a dial up connection, we recommend that you download the file and save it to your computer so that you can listen to the sermon off line. Please follow the downloading instructions below to copy the MP3 file to your computer.
High-Speed Connection: If you use a cable, DSL or satellite modem to connect to the Internet, you have a high-speed connection. Using a web browser with media player plug-ins enabled, you can listen to the MP3 file online from within your web browser with a regular click of your mouse. You can also download the file to your computer using the downloading instructions below. If you do not have a media player installed on your computer there are several available that you can download and install for free. You can click on the links below to access these media players. Please refer to the media player web sites for installation instructions.
MP3 Downloading Instructions
Click on the MP3 link with the right button of your mouse. You should have a box pop up that will give you several options. If you want to listen to the MP3 file online then you should click on the “open” option. This should start the download process. If you are running virus software on your computer (and you should be), then it may pull up a second box that asks you again if you want to open the file or save it to your computer. Choose the “open” option to proceed with the download. Once the file is downloaded it should start to play via the media software that is installed on your computer. If you do not have a media player installed, please refer to the links above to download and install a media player.
If you want to save the file to your computer then choose the “Save Target As” or “Download link” from the drop down menu. A window will pop up that will allow you to choose where the file is saved to your computer. You may designate where you want the file saved or accept the default folder. Ideally, you’ll want to place the file where you can easily find it. If you’re downloading more than one file, create a folder in which to store your collection. You can create a folder on your Desktop by using the right button of your mouse to click in a clear area of the Desktop. Choose “New Folder” from the menu options. Give it a name such as “Sermon MP3s” or “Sermon Notes”. You can then choose this folder as the place where you want all your sermon MP3’s saved. Either way, you will want to pay attention to where the file is being saved so that you will know where to find it when you are ready to listen to it. Once you’ve selected the location on your hard drive to place the file, click “save”. This will start the download process. The download process for the MP3 files may take several minutes or hours, if using a dial-up connection, as these files can be quite large. After downloading is complete, you can open the file. Simply locate the folder where the file has been saved. Click on the MP3 file that you want to listen to. The file should open up in your media player.
If you have any problems or questions regarding the MP3 files or sermon notes, please e-mail