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The Firstlight channel broadcasts nationally 24/7 via the Freeview|HD (UHF terrestrial) network on Channel 26, via Freeview Satellite (also on Channel 26) and on SKY (Channel 206).  The official launch onto the satellite platform took place on Saturday 17th September 2016 at 6pm; at this same time Firstlight celebrated its FOURTH birthday of bringing God's loving last day messages to the people of New Zealand.

Firstlight is run by a team of dedicated volunteers whose mission is to proclaim God's love throughout New Zealand. Firstlight aims to broadcast the best selection of ground-breaking Christian programs sourced from 3ABN, Amazing Facts, It Is Written and other international and local New Zealand sources as they become available.

While our programs are based on Christian principles, we believe the program topics will be of great interest to the general public and not just limited to a Christian audience.

Please continue to help us with your prayers and with your financial support.  We cannot keep your favourite Firstlight channel up on air without YOUR ongoing support!
Check out this week's Program Schedule to see what is showing and what is coming up on Firstlight. 

We show a Christian film/documentary or an important interview on Saturday evenings at 7:30pm.  This is usually repeated at 12 noon on the Wednesday following.
See below for some of the highlights for the week ahead on Firstlight.


This week's Special Programme:


Interview with Walter and Sonica Veith Part 2
Host: Daniel Centeno

Walter Veith, of Amazing Discoveries, is well known to Firstlight viewers. He and his wife Sonica talk with Daniel Centeno about how they found the truth, their incredible journey, their challenges and their love for each other.

Sabbath (Saturday) 20 January at 7:30pm
Wednesday 24 January at 12:00 pm
Friday 26 January at 12:00 am



Church in Your Home: An Invitation

If you are unable to attend a local church for Sabbath services, then please join the growing Firstlight Viewing Family nationwide for our Saturday "Church In Your Home" program.  We warmly invite you to fellowship with us on God's Holy Day. Join us every Sabbath for a special Spirit-filled blessing!If

Watch our Video Invitation!

  • 10:00am - Sabbath School - Bible Study Hour

  • 11.00am - Main Sermon

The line up for Sabbath 20 January 2018:

  • 7:30am - Who Was Desmond Doss? - John Bradshaw explains how the faith of Desmond Doss got him through, and provides insights into his life - personal and military - as well as his illness.
  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - Earth's Final Warning Part 1 - Pastor Chris Buttery of the Sacramento Central SDA Church presents a timely Bible message about end-time prophecies.
  • 8:30am - SABBATH SCHOOL FOR THE CHILDREN: A Day with the King - Natalee McLean and Cecily Harker teach children about the Sabbath, Pastor Rick Ferret leads out in the singing, and there is story time with Dr John Hammond.
  • 9:00am - The Bible or Tradition - Jesus and Theological Conflict - Pastor Stephen Bohr takes you step-by-step through different perspectives of the question as to whether it is better to follow the Word of God or the traditions of men.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour): A new series, on the book of Romans in the Bible. Today, the study is 'Children of the Promise' If you would like to prepare more fully for this study hour, you can download the lesson from the Sabbath School Net website - Lesson Archives. Or just click on this link and it will take you there. 
  • 11:00am - The Main Sermon - Revelation of Hope - Episode 31: A Love that Transforms - presented by Taj Pacleb. In this series, Taj covers all the major topics and questions people have concerning Bible Prophecy.  You will not want to miss this collection of power-packed presentations.
We invite you to stay tuned to Firstlight and sing along with the hymns that play between the programs above!
Firstlight wishes you and your family a very blessed Sabbath in the presence of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Highlights this week...


The Bible or Tradition

Pastor Stephen Bohr

Pastor Stephen Bohr compares the Jewish view of tradition in Christ's day, with the Roman Catholic view of tradition today. The Jewish leaders rejected Jesus as their Messiah because of their erroneous view of tradition. Will the churches of today repeat the mistakes of the past and be totally unprepared for the Messiah's second coming? A must-see series for those who believe in Sola Scriptura!

Sabbaths (Saturday) at 9:00am
Mondays at 11:30am
Fridays at 8:00pm


Ivor Meyers

Foundations of Faith

Doug Batchelor
A brand new 9-part Revival and Reformation series designed to encourage God's people in living and proclaiming Jesus' final message to the world.

Sabbaths (Saturday) at 2:00pm
Sundays at 11:00pm
Mondays at 10:30am
Wednesdays at 3:00am

Have You Swallowed the Hook?

A series on the creation/evolution question with Thomas Bentley

Thomas compares the fish hook-like beliefs of the popular evolution culture with the creation model and allows the viewer to decide which one makes the most sense.
These are some of the arguments that are debunked:
* Science is Just about Facts, Religion is Just about Faith
* Only Evolution Fits the Data
* There is No Evidence for Creation
* You Have No Choice
* Love is Just a Chemical Impulse
* There are No Miracles
This is an excellent series for young people as it isn't heavy on science terminology but clearly explains the arguments.
Note: If you miss this series on Firstlight you can also see it on Youtube.

Sundays at 9:00am
and repeats on
Thursdays at 8:00am
Fridays    at 7:00pm


Ivor Meyers

The Seventh Day
The History of the Sabbath

This 11-part documentary is hosted by Hal Holbrook and features more than 50 historians, theologians and other experts. Backed up with careful documentation, "The Seventh Day" is an authoritative presentation of the controversy over Saturday and Sunday as Christian days of worship.

See also www.theseventhday.tv

Sundays at 9:30pm

and repeats:

Mondays       at 4:30am
Thursdays     at 11:30pm


Ivor Meyers

MIQ - Most Important Questions for Teens

Got Questions? Get Answers.
Young people have many tough questions about life, the universe, and God. Pastor Doug Batchelor has prepared a series to give straight and Biblical answers.
1. Is there really a God?  
2. Can I trust the Bible?   
3. How did we get here?  
4. Can I live forever? 
5. Who am I?                
6. How about my body?
7. What is God's will for my life?
8. Can we all get along?
9. Can I break the sin cycle?
10. Who needs church anyway?

See the website for more information:  www.miqteens.com

Sabbaths       at 1:00am
and repeats on
Tuesdays      at 9:00pm

Wednesdays at 5:00pm
Thursdays     at 5:30am

Competitive Christianity
with Wes Peppers

This 2-part series discusses how sports can hinder our relationship with Christ and with others. Peppers explains how competitiveness - to beat others, to show dominance and superiority - can become the drive of our hearts. In a culture where sports reign supreme, are the games we play just innocent fun that builds character, or do they play a more significant role in the Great Controversy than we realize? Is it possible that they impact our lives in a way that could lead to a competitive attitude with each other in church? Discover in this series what the Bible says about how a Christian should relate and respond to a world consumed by competitiveness.
Competitive Christianity is the story of how Wes Peppers had to answer these questions in his own life. You can listen to some of his other sermons on AudioVerse.org

Sundays at 8:30pm
and repeats on
Mondays at 5:30pm
Tuesdays at 3:00am
Fridays    at 3:00pm


The Final Battle

Revelation of Hope

with Taj Pacleb

35 Power-packed Prophetic Presentations


*   The End! Is it Here, Near, or Mere Fear?
*   Prophecy's Final Countdown
*   Superpowers of Prophecy
*   Can the Dead Speak to Us?
*   Revelation's Beauty and the Beast
*   A Love That Transforms
*   Movement of Destiny
*   What Will Heaven Be Like?

“This is the most powerful and heart changing evangelistic series I have ever heard. Through it the Holy Spirit challenges the mind and grips the soul. I recommend this seminar without reservation!”
Pastor Stephen Bohr, Secrets Unsealed

Sabbath (Saturday) at 11:00am

and repeats:
Sundays          at 2:00am
Wednesdays   at 7:00pm
Thursdays      at 10:15am

Ivor Meyers

Salvation in
Symbols & Signs
Understanding the book of Revelation

Have you had a hard time getting a handle on the book of Revelation? Have you read it repeatedly but felt like you just couldn't connect the dots? Then this program is for you. Join hosts Ivor Myers and James Rafferty as they take a careful and thoughtful look at the themes and the meaningful symbolism of this important book.

Sabbaths (Saturdays) at 3:00pm

and repeats:

Sundays    at 7:30am
Mondays   at 4:00am
Thursdays at 8:30pm


Restoring Power

with John Bradshaw

In this powerful 12-part series you'll learn how to experience authentic Christianity and the power of the Word of God on a daily basis.

Sabbaths (Saturdays) at 9:30pm

and repeats:

Sundays at 12:30pm
Fridays at 5:00am

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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for FOUR and a half years!!!!!!

Firstlight was launched at 6pm on the 17th September 2012.  It is amazing how quickly the time has flown!  Thank you to all of you for your prayers and your financial support - both of which have kept Firstlight going.  We know that God is using Firstlight to touch the hearts and minds of many people here in New Zealand.  We receive both emails and letters daily from those who find Firstlight a blessing.  If Firstlight is a blessing in your life, please consider making a donation to help keep Firstlight on air.  Thank you so much!

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