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Firstlight Broadcasting Network was launched in New Zealand on the 17th September 2012 at 6pm.  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 anniversary of bringing God's loving last day messages to the people of New Zealand.  Now Firstlight has been on air for over ten years! 

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 programmes sourced from 3ABN, Amazing Facts, It Is Written and other international and local New Zealand sources as they become available.

While our programmes are based on Christian principles, we believe the programme 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 Programme Schedule to see what is showing and what is coming up on Firstlight. 

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 some of the highlights for the week ahead on Firstlight.

Saturday - 15 June 2024 - 7:30pm


There has been, and even is now, a Total Onslaught against Jesus Christ and the character of God, ever since the fall of Lucifer. It is coming to it's climax in these final events of the greatest War ever known, the Great Controversy. The beauty of Christ’s Kingdom and laws are contrasted with Satan’s government and plans, and Satan’s deceptions are clearly revealed. In this episode Walter Veith talks about the New Age Agenda.

Repeated on Monday 17 June at 4:30am, Wednesday 19 June at 12:00pm and Friday 21 June at 12:00am.


Church in Your Home: An Invitation

If you are unable to attend a local church for Sabbath services you might like to join the growing Firstlight Viewing Family nationwide for our Saturday "Church In Your Home" programme.  We warmly invite you to fellowship with us on God's Holy Day.
Join us every Sabbath for a special Spirit-filled blessing!

Watch our Video Invitation!
  •   8:30am - Sabbath School for Children
  • 10:00am - Adult Sabbath School - Bible Study Hour
  • 11.00am - Main Sermon / The Divine Service

The line up for Sabbath 15 June 2024:

  • 6:00am - Secrets Unsealed - Violating the Sabbath with Exercise - Stephen Bohr & David Salazar discuss various topics & provide answers to questions that have been sent in. 
  • 6:30am - The Preparation Ministry - The Messiah - Part 2 - Brian Hall, through this series entitled 'Jesus In The Sanctuary', shares the beautiful truths of the gospel message.
  • 7:30am - The Reason Behind Riots, Crime & Immorality - Join Ron Halvorsen to discover what Bible prophecies tell us about where we are in the stream of time.
  • 8:30am - SABBATH SCHOOL FOR THE CHILDREN - Starting With Jesus - A fun program of singing and stories for children. This episode explores the theme 'Cain & Abel'.
  • 9:00am - Salvation In Symbols & Signs - The Four Horses - James Rafferty & Ivor Myers will help you understand this important book for these times, the book of Revelation.
  • 9:30am - Receiving the Word - The Hour of His Judgment is Come - Part 2 - A timely Bible message brought to you by Fred Dana of the Sacramento Central SDA church.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - The Great Controversy - Lesson 11 - 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 - Amazing Facts - Deadly Faith or Saving Grace - Doug Batchelor shares a powerful presentation from the Bible, lifting up Jesus and bringing hope to us all.
We invite you to stay tuned to Firstlight and sing along with the hymns that play between the programmes above!
Firstlight wishes you and your family a very blessed Sabbath in the presence of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.


Highlights this week...

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Why The Lamb Had To Die
Tim Rumsey

If God has all power, why could He not have solved the sin problem a different way? Tim Rumsey shares the Bible's answer to this question & more.

Saturday - 15 June at 1:30am

Repeated on Sunday 16 June at 7:00pm, Monday 17 June at 3:30pm and Thursday 20 June at 11:30pm
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The Book of Revelation's Seven Life-Changing Blessings
Steve Wohlberg & Joel Haywood

Come and discover the seven blessings which will help prepare you to live forever in the New Jerusalem where God's love reigns supreme - Part 1.

Sunday - 16 June at 4:00am

Repeated on Monday 17 June at 5:30pm, Wednesday 19 June at 5:00am and Friday 21 June at 10:30pm


The Bottom Line
Dwayne Lemon

Be encouraged by the messages of hope in this series, teaching that Jesus is the foundation of our faith.​​​​​​ - Part 1.

Sunday 16 June at 11:00am

Repeated on Tuesday 18 June at 9:00pm and Friday 21 June at 4:00pm 

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The Man Who Lit Up The World
Gary Kent

Learn how Rembrandt's discovery, use & understanding of Light, could change your life forever, finding true happiness & inner peace.

Sunday - 16 June at 4:30pm

Repeated on Wednesday 19 June at 7:00am and Friday 21 June at 7:00pm 


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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for more than ELEVEN 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!

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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.

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!

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