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Firstlight - Changing Lives

(See below for highlights about new programs that are now being aired on Firstlight!)

More about Firstlight...

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.  Below are some of the highlights for the week ahead. 

We show a Christian film/documentary or an important interview on Saturday evenings at 7:30pm.  This is usually repeated at 12:30pm on the Wednesday following.

The Printing

The Printing

The true story of a few courageous Christians who dared to print Bibles right under the noses of the KGB in the Soviet Union in the time before glasnost.

Sabbath 3rd December at 7:30pm
Repeated Wednesday 7th Dec at 11:45am and again Friday 9th Dec at 12:00am


John Wycliffe

John Wycliffe, Morning Star

A dramatic biography of the life of the 14th Century scholar & cleric, John Wycliffe, the "Morning Star" of the Reformation, who translated the Bible into English.

Sabbath 10th December at 7:30pm
Repeated Wednesday 14th Dec at 11:45pm and again Friday 16th Dec at 12:00am




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.

  • 10:00am - Sabbath School

  • 11.00am - Divine service

Join us every Sabbath for a special Spirit-filled blessing!  Watch our Video Invitation!

The line up for Sabbath 10th December 2016:

  • 8:00am - We continue a new series entitled "The Three Angels' Messages" presented by the excellent Bible scholar, Pastor Stephen Bohr.  The episode this week is "The Harvest of the Earth is Ripe." In this gripping series Pastor Bohr develops in a simple, practical and meaningful way, the phrase by phrase meaning and relevance of God's final message to planet Earth.

  • 9:00am - The Whole Truth - "Faith or Works."    What do you do when you are between two truths? Join Ps Chris Buttery as he discusses two arms of truth that cannot be separated.

  • 9:30am - A half hour with Ps Steve Wohlberg - His Voice Today.  This episode is entitled "The Longest Time Prophecy in the Bible - Part 2."

  • 10am - Sabbath School Study Hour - Today, the 5th study in this quarter which is studying The Book of Job. This week Chuck Holtry presents Lesson 5: Curse the Day.  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. 

  • 11am - The Divine Hour - This week Pr Stephen Bohr presents "God's Great Prophetic Chain - En Route to a New World Order."  Ps Bohr traces God's prophetic chain, link by link, from ancient Babylon to the end of time. You will be amazed at the predictive precision of Bible prophecy and your faith will grow.


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:

Meat, Milk amd Huiman Disease

Cook 30 - "Tarka Dahl"

New Zealand Cafe Chef, Jeremy Dixon, demonstrates how you can make a really tasty, healthy, vegetarian meal for your family in just 30 minutes.
(Next week - Indian Chickpea)

Monday at 5:30pm
Tuesday at 3:30pm
Wednesday at 11:15pm
Thursday at 7:00am
Friday at 10:45am


Gerhard Padderatz - Mega Trends

Mega Trends - Dr Gerhard Padderatz

"The Newe Heart"

Where is the world heading? In this series, "Mega Trends of our Times," Dr. Gerhard Padderatz discusses the global trends he sees occurring around us today.

Tuesdays at 8pm
Fridays at 9:30am


Doug Batchelor

Everlasting Gospel - Music and the Christian - Part 2 with Ps Doug Batchelor

A gospel presentation by Pastor Doug Batchelor about different kinds of music and music that is appropriate for Christians to listen to. Part 2 of this two part series.

Sundays 4am and 10pm
Tuesdays 5:30pm
Wednesday 12am


John Grosboll

Pastor John Grosboll

continues his "Great Controversy" series.

Join Pastor John Grosboll, from Steps to Life-Wichita in America, for this series called the Great Controversy in which Ps. John discusses many different issues.

Next week:
Sabbaths at 7:30am
Mondays at 8:00pm
Tuesdays at 3:00pm
Friday 3:15am


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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for FOUR 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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Firstlight Flyer

Firstlight Flyer


Please help spread the word about Firstlight!

If you would like us to send you some flyers so that you can letterbox these in your area, please call 0508 - 347785 and let us know.


Firstlight Bumper Sticker


We'd also be happy to send you a bumper sticker that you can put onto your car, boat, caravan, trailer, mobility scooter etc!

Driving around with this sticker will do a lot to help spread the word about Firstlight!

Thank you for your help!