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.  

Announcement - we show a Christian film/documentary or an important interview on Saturday evenings at 7:30pm!


Martin Luther

"Martin Luther - Black and White Classic"


Saturday 28 May at 7:30pm
Then: Wednesday 1 June at 1pm

Then: Friday 3 June at 12:30am

Martin Luther's protest changed the course of Western history. The original film classic traces Luther's life from a guilt-burdened monk through the monumental events that led to a break with the Roman Church. This film, in black and white, retains the stirring impact today that it enjoyed upon its first release some 50 years ago.

John Wesley

Following week...........

"John Wesley - A Heart Transformed Can Change the World."

An award-winning feature film based on John Wesley's own private journals. Wesley is well known as the spiritual father of Methodism. His heartfelt struggles, his passion for authentic faith expressing itself through meaningful kingdom work, and his message of saving grace resonate with audiences of all ages and denominations.

Step into eighteenth-century England and experience the transformation of one man whose heart-wrenching search for peace haunts him even as he pours himself into a life of service and evangelism. Young John Wesley works hard to earn his own salvation, but still cannot find lasting peace. His headstrong ways and self-righteous attitude brings conflict and rejection wherever he goes. Follow his journey across the stormy seas to the colony of Georgia where he fails as an evangelist, while breaking the heart of the beautiful Sophy. In defeat, the newly humbled Wesley returns to England in search of genuine faith - and the discovery of God's grace.

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 28 May 2016:

  • 8:00am - We continue the series entitled "The Secrets of Pentecost" presented by the excellent Bible scholar, Pastor Stephen Bohr.  The episode this week is "Are You Persecutable?"
  • 9:00am - "Wonder of the World - Part 1."  Ps Chris Buttery talks about one of the wonders of the world - the Eiffel Tower in France - and relates this to Jesus - the Architect of the Church.
  • 9:30am - A half hour with Ps Chris Holland of It Is Written, Canada.  This episode is entitled "Philosophy's Achilles Heel."
  • 10am - Sabbath School Study Hour - Today, the third in the new quarter which is studying the Book of Matthew,  - the first book of the New Testament.  Gerald and Chantal Klingbeil present Lesson 3: The Sermon on the Mount.   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 Ps Stephen Bohr presents the second and last of this new two-part series "The Deliverance of the Saints - Esther Part 2." This study is particularly relevant to us in the times in which we live.  Don't miss it!

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:

Heroes of Faith

Delightful Cooking - with the Micheff Sisters

The Micheff sisters have teamed up to bring you a fun-filled, energetic four-part cooking tour. The first episode demonstrates Tuscan Countryside Cuisine, the second features South African dishes, this is followed by North American cuisine and the last episode demonstrates South Pacific island delights.

All recipes are on our website.

Sundays at 5:00pm
Tuesdays at 12:45pm
Thursdays at 2:30pm

Heroes of Faith

Heroes of Faith - with Ps Doug Batchelor

In this fun, inspiring, and educational 10-part series for the whole family, Pastor Doug Batchelor presents the real heroes of His-Story, the Bible, in a time when good heroes are so hard to find.

Shahbaz B

The Prophetic Picture - with Shahbaz B

What does prophecy really say about Islam? What role do Muslims play in the end times? What does the Koran say about Jesus?
  • Sundays at 9:30am
  • Mondays at 9:00pm
  • Wednesdays at 06:45pm
  • Thursdays at 03:30am and at 10:00am
  • Fridays at 12:30pm

David Rives

Bible Knows Best - with David Rives

David Rives presents "Bible Knows Best' - the inspirational talk he gave at the Triumph Family Church in Arlington, Texas. In this presentation he shows how science is confirming things that were already mentioned in the Bible long before they were discovered! He shows how the Bible is full of knowledge.


Dr Magna Parks

Mind Games - with Dr Magna Parks'


Since the beginning of time, Satan has employed the mind game of mixing truth and error to deceive the world. This is especially true in secular psychology, which has captured the minds of many. Dr Magna Parks, PH.D. is a psychologist who was brought from darkness to light - in this series she shares her findings in relation to secular psychology.


Mark Fox

Amazing Prophecies - with Mark Fox

Learn Bible Prophecy by watching the AMAZING PROPHECIES seminar series.  Knowing prophetic truth for our day will help you be prepared for earth's final events.

  • Tuesdays at 4:45pm
  • Wednesdays at 8:15pm and
  • Thursdays at 11:00pm


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A Milestone reached - Firstlight has been on air for 3 WHOLE YEARS (and EIGHT months!) !!!!

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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