Welcome to Firstlight Broadcasting Network

The Firstlight team wishes you and your loved ones every blessing for 2017.

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.

William Tyndale

John Wesley

A film about the remarkable John Wesley who lived from 1703 to 1791 and is credited with the foundation of the evangelical movement known as Methodism.

Sabbath 21st January at 7:30pm
Repeated Wednesday 25th January at 11:45am and again Friday 27th January at 12:00am


Flame in the Wind

Flame in the Wind

This film, a narrative about the Spanish Inquisition, also presents the plan of salvation & challenges all those who trust in Christ to be willing to endure persecution for the sake of the truth.

Sabbath 28th January at 7:30pm
Repeated Wednesday 1st February at 11:45 and again Friday 3rd February 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 28th January 2017:

  • 8:00am - Did Darwin Murder God? - Episode: Dating Methods presented by Chad Kreuzer. 

  • 9:00am - The Whole Truth - "Sovereign or Silent - Part 2."    Ps Chris Buttery discusses the two sides of the same coin, between two truths - Sovereign or Silent.

  • 9:30am - Islam Revisited - An Army of Locusts - Part 1.  Presented by Steve Wohlberg and Stephen Dickie.

  • 10am - Sabbath School Study Hour - Today, the 12th study in this quarter which is studying The Book of Job. This week Ps Doug Batchelor presents Lesson 12: Job's Redeemer.  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.  We need to learn to trust God even when answers are not readily apparent & when we can see nothing good coming from the evil & suffering around us.

  • 11am - The Divine Hour - This week Pr Stephen Bohr presents "Principles of Sabbath Observance - Repairers of the Breach"  Learn how to keep the Sabbath holy. Should we also keep the ceremonial sabbaths? Powerful & practical!


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 - Corn Chowder and other dishes

New Zealand Cafe Chef, Jeremy Dixon, demonstrates how you can make a really tasty, healthy, vegetarian meal for your family in just 30 minutes.

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


Rekindling the Reformation

Rekindling the Reformation - A Price to be Paid


Prof. Walter Veith discusses the English martyrs - Cranmer, Ridley, Rogers & Latimer, also including Knox, the Wesley brothers & the Covenanters.

Sunday 29 January at 7:30pm
Thursday 2 February at 1pm



Scripture Discoveries

Scripture Discoveries - with Ross Patterson

In this episode, Ross Patterson discusses the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and how they were destroyed by God.

Tuesdays at 2:30am and 8pm
Fridays at 9:15am


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 more than 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!

Help spread the word about Firstlight!


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!