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The team at Firstlight wish you and your family every blessing for 2020!

Firstlight - Changing Lives

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.  Now Firstlight has been on air for SEVEN 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 programs 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 Program 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.

This Week's Special Programme:


John Wycliffe: The Morningstar

A dramatic biography of the life of the 14th century scholar and cleric who translated the Bible into English for the first time. John Wycliffe found himself in the middle of religious, political and social conflicts. An Oxford scholar, one of Europe's most renowned philosophers, John Wycliffe was a defender of English nationalism against the power of the pope and a champion of the poor against the injustices of the rich.

Sabbath 25 January at 7:30pm and repeats
Wednesday 29 January at 12:00pm

Friday 31 January at 12:00am



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" 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!

  • 10:00am - Sabbath School - Bible Study Hour

  • 11.00am - Main Sermon

The line up for Sabbath 25 January 2020:

  • 6:00am - The Days of Noah - The Flood - An epic documentary comparing the state of the world before the Flood with events in our day which will usher in the second coming of Christ.
  • 8:00am - Liberty Insider: Amjad Waryam -  Lincoln Steed talks with Amjad Waryam about religious liberty issues.
  • 8:30am - SABBATH SCHOOL FOR THE CHILDREN - A Day with the King - Natalee McLean and Cecily Harker teach children about the Sabbath, Pastor Rick Ferret leads out in the singing, and there is story time with Dr John Hammond. This week the focus is on Noah and the Flood. Part 2.
  • 9:00am - Believe His Prophets - The Risk of Eternal Loss - Pastor Bohr looks at the relationship between God the Father and God the Son, their unity, and their individuality.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Ezra and Nehemiah - Backslidden People - In this lesson Doug Batchelor looks at the lack of true Sabbath keeping in the time of Nehemiah, and what he did to reform this. 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 Book of Daniel - Chapter 9 - A series of Bible studies taking an in-depth look at the book of Daniel in order to better understand what God is trying to show us in this fascinating book.
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.

Starting Next Week...


The Days of Noah

Laymen Ministries

The evidence of a global judgment in the past is etched into the Earth itself, and is a sure warning of another judgment to come, "for as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man." (Matt. 24:37) The state of the world before the Flood is similar to our day!

The Days of Noah is a 4-part documentary series which investigates the prophetic parallels between the message of Noah and the book of Revelation. The prophecies such as the Antichrist, the Mark of the Beast, and others, have left many confused about the events to come, but viewed through the story of Noah and the flood, these end-time events are brought into sharp focus. Discover how the Bible reveals that "the days of Noah" were a symbol of our day, that God's mercy is pleading with mankind, and the door of the Ark of Refuge is about to close - forever.

Watch the Trailer: click here.

Starting Sabbath 25 January at 6:00am and repeats
Sundays at 8:30pm
Fridays at 3:15am

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The DVD of this series is available to buy. A whole pallet of DVDs has been sold in the US already, and people are saying this is one of the best witnessing tools they have ever seen in the Church!
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Ancient Mysteries Reveal the Future

Gordon Gosset

Ancient Mysteries examines ancient writings from past civilisations, which reveal the future of you and me, answer many questions of life, and give us hope. Topics include:

Pompeii and Masada
Patmos and the Lost City in the Sea
Israel Today
The Mark of the Beast
Why So Much Suffering?

Starting Sabbath 25 January at 12:30pm and repeats
Sundays at 3:30am
Tuesdays 1:00pm

Highlights This Week...



Scott Ritsema

Education - modern, worldly schooling, or God's method? The time is now ripe to demonstrate to the world the fruits of the one, true, God-inspired educational template. This 4-part series will not only detail the beautiful features of that educational blueprint, but will also inspire parents, educators, and church members to capture the vision: an army of youth which will finish the gospel work and hasten the soon-coming of Jesus!

Sabbaths at 2:00pm and repeats
Sundays at 7:30pm
Tuesdays at 8:00am
Wednesdays at 12:30am
Fridays at 10:45pm


The Godhead

Mike Bauler

In this thought-provoking 3-part series, Mike Bauler shares a faith-building exploration of the greatest and deepest of mysteries - the Godhead.
He journeys through the Dark Ages and the Reformation to examine how teachings on this subject progressively changed. With strong Scriptural support, Mike clearly and concisely shows what God has revealed on this topic.

Tuesdays at 5:30pm and repeats
Wednesdays at 2:45am
Fridays at 8:30pm

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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for SEVEN 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!

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