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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.  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 noon on the Wednesday following.
See below for highlights about new programs that are now being aired on Firstlight!


Upcoming Event:

Tribute to Martin Luther and The Reformation

On the 31st October 2017, it will be 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Church door in Wittenberg. Martin Luther revealed that the priesthood's traditions and teachings were not in harmony with the Bible's teachings. This was the start of the Protest - the Reformation and Protestantism.
Most of the Reformers were persecuted and many of them were burned at the stake because they went against Rome's authority. But even at the stake they witnessed for Jesus, as they would rather die than reject the Bible's teachings. Martin Luther and the Reformers left us a profound legacy of Protestantism.

To commemorate this special 500th anniversary, we will suspend our regular programming on
Tuesday 31st October and Wednesday 1st November
to play a special 2-day "Tribute to Martin Luther and the Reformation."

Plan to watch this special anniversary event on Firstlight!

Click here if you would like to print the Programme Schedule for this 2-day event.

Luther Booklet

Free Book Offer
Along with our 2-day Tribute, we are offering a Free Book: 2017 - 500 Years after Luther!

Click here to learn more...
Free Book Offer
Along with our 2-day Tribute, we are offering a Free Book: Spiritual Vigilantes

Click here to learn more...


This Week's Film:

The Printing

This film follows the story of a few Christians who are printing and distributing Bibles in underground Russia. it shows the lives of believers as they try to put forth the Word of God secretly under the watchful eye of the KGB. It has a good ending that will challenge and inspire you to live for Christ, no matter what situation you are in.

Sabbath (Saturday) 21 October at 7:30pm

Wednesday 25 October at 12:00 noon and
Friday 27 October 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 21 October 2017:

  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - The Refuge Pastor Chris Buttery, Pastor Mike Thompson and Dr David DeRose of the Sacramento Central SDA Church present timely Bible messages.
  • 8:30am - The Good Samaritan - Discover the heart of the timeless parable, the Good Samaritan, with Pastor John Bradshaw.
  • 9:00am - Studies in Matthew 24 - Harbinger of the Future - Pastor Stephen Bohr studies the prophecies spoken by Jesus in Matthew chapter 24, which were given especially for these last days.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour): A new series, on the book of Galatians in the Bible.  Today, the study is 'Freedom in Christ.' What does Paul mean when he speaks about "freedom" which he does so often? What connection does freedom in Christ have to do with the law? 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 18: Revelation's Beauty and the Beast - 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 Final Battle

Questions 4 God

with Tony Rykers

In this documentary Tony addresses the question asked by people from every continent and persuasion:
If God is so good why does He allow so much pain and suffering?

Join Tony as he takes you on a journey investigating the pages of Scripture to see what God has to say about this question. You may be both surprised and glad you did.

This Sabbath (Saturday) 21 October at 12:15pm

And Repeats:
Sunday 22 October at 3:15 am
Wednesday 25 October at 8:15pm
Thursday 26 October at 11:30am
Friday 27 October at  6:45am

Babylon Rising

With John Bradshaw
A 4-part series starting this week!

Just as ancient Babylon grew into a mighty, world-ruling kingdom, modern Babylon has been developing into a colossus that will dominate the world at the end of time. Follow the prophecies of the Bible and see that Babylon is rising.

Part 1: Sabbath (Saturday) 14 October at 9:45pm

And Repeats:
Sunday 15 October at 12:30pm
Friday 20 October at 5:00am
Wednesday 25 October at 8:15pm
Thursday 26 October at 11:30am
Friday 27 October at  6:45am

Ivor Meyers

Studies in Matthew 24

Stephen Bohr

Pastor Stephen Bohr studies the prophecies spoken by Jesus in Matthew chapter 24, which were given especially for these last days.

Sabbath 7 October at 9:00am

and repeats:

Thursdays at 1:15pm

Fridays      at 8:30pm



The Final Battle

Battles of Faith

with Ivor and Atonte Myers

Discover the real battle raging for the hearts and minds of men, as the curtains are pulled back revealing the true players!


Sundays at 7:00pm

and repeats:
Mondays         at 3:30pm
Tuesdays        at 2:00pm
Wednesdays   at 5:30am
Thursdays      at 11:30pm

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


Ivor Meyers

Raising the Remnant

Scott Ritsema

Every Christian parent wants to raise spiritually strong children and young adults to be a last-days remnant who have the character and faith to weather the storms of the last days, and to bring the final message of hope to a dying world.
50 research findings reveal the values, strategies, priorities and practices of successful Christian parents. And 100% of these research findings were already enshrined in writings over 100 years ago. Watch these programs and recover this lost wisdom.

Tuesdays at 1:30am and 7:00pm

and repeats:

Fridays at 8:30am

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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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