Welcome to Firstlight Broadcasting Network
See below for details about new programs that are now being aired on Firstlight!

The Firstlight channel is broadcasting nationally 24/7 via the Freeview|HD (UHF terrestrial) network on Channel 26.

Firstlight is run by a team of dedicated volunteers with the common mission 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 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.  


Some time ago we used to show a documentary film or a Christian flim on a Sunday evening.  We received helpful feedback that folk would prefer this to be scheduled on a Saturday evening as a late night on Sunday isn't good for those needing to rise early for work on a Monday.  With this in mind, we are now showing a documentary or a suitable Christian film on Saturday nights.

We are screening the Reformer films.....this week we have: 
"John Hus"
Another classic story of how a single individual can change the world for good.John Hus

Here is an important chapter in the steps leading up to the Reformation. The history books make little mention of this Bohemian priest and scholar who lived 100 years before Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Yet, John Hus was convinced and taught openly that the Bible should be presented in the language of the people, that salvation comes by faith in Jesus Christ, and the Word of God is the final authority. He taught in the University of Prague and as a pastor, challenged the abuses of medieval Christendom.

John Hus was imprisoned and burned at the stake for teaching that everyone should be allowed to read the Bible.
Running time: 55 minutes.

Mark these dates and times in your diary...

Saturday night - 25th July at 7:30pm; Repeated on Wed. 29th @ 1:00pm
And repeated Friday early morning - 31st July at 1am

Starting Saturday 1st August - "The Waldenses" 
Go with Martin Tickle to Pra del Torno and Bobbio Pellice in Italy and then to France to learn more about the heroic Waldensian people, and outstanding Waldensian individuals who lived and died for their faith during a time of severe persecution.  This is a fascinating documentary which includes the testimonies of some Waldensian individuals.  There are two parts to this documentary and we will play them one after the other with a short break between the two.

Running time: approx. an hour
Saturday night - 1st August at 7:30pm;
Repeated on Wed. 5th August @ 1:00pm
And repeated Friday early morning - 7th August at 1am

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 new Video Invitation!

The line up for Sabbath 1st August 2015:
  • 8:00am - Join Pastor Stephen Bohr for the second in a new series: "The Robe of Life"  The title this Sabbath is 'Claiming the Robe.'
  • 9:00am - Receiving the Word - with Ps Mike Thompson - "Down to the Highest Place"
  • 9:30am - Another classic sermon from Joe Crews - "The Scarlet Woman of Prophecy."
  • 10am - Central Study Hour - We continue our study of the Book of Luke.  Lesson Ten: "Following Jesus in Everyday Life" will be presented by Ps Chris Buttery.  This comes to you from the Sacramento Central SDA Church.  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 we will be continuing a new series to Firstlight called "Mark of the Beast Mysteries."  The last presentation in this series presented by Steve Wohlberg is "Warning - Do Not Enter."
  • We invite you to Keep watching 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 - hot out of the editing suite......

Discovery Seminar  "Scripture Discoveries - The Red Sea Crossing"
Presented by New Zealander - Ross Patterson.
A new presenter for Firstlight and an exciting new series. 

In this, the first episode, Ross patterson will show you some truly amazing findings to support the view that Moses and his people crossed the Red Sea at the Gulf of Aqaba.

Times it will be shown: Sundays at 6;15am; Mondays at 2:30am; Tuesdays at 8:45pm and Fridays at 4pm

The next episode in this series is "The Garden Tomb."

If you are in Christchurch, why not go and see Ross live?
Starts Sunday 2nd August at 7:30pm  (and continues on the 4th, 5th, 9th, 11th and 12th of August. 
FREE ADMISSION - Arrive early for the best seats!!
At the University of Canterbury Lecture Theatre, Clyde Road, Christchurch
See www.discoverynews.net for more info.

Back by Popular Demand:  "Media on the Brain" by Scott Ritsema.
Scott Ritsema reveals the mind altering effects of 21st Century media in the entertainment and advertising industries.

Media on the Brain
Saturdays 3pm
Sundays 7:30pm
Tuesdays 8:30am
Thursdays 2:15am

We see it all around us.  Hollywood, popular music, TV, video gaming, spectator sports, e-relationships and pornography are saturating the lives of God's professed people.  But what does the latest science say about the mind-altering effects of 21st Century media?  And what is the spiritual agenda in the entertainment and advertising industries?  You will find this series very thought provoking!  Don't miss it!


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A Milestone reached.....

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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