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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 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 - 1 October - 7:30pm



Walter Veith & Martin Smith discuss the possible pendulum swing being pushed by Christians toward a seemingly better morality. 

Repeated on Monday 3 October at 4:45am, Wednesday 5 October at 12:00pm and Friday 7 October 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 1 October 2022:

  • 5:15am - Receiving the Word - The Foolishness of the Cross - Timely Bible messages brought to you by Mike Thompson of the Sacramento Central SDA Church.
  • 5:45am - Secrets Unsealed - Does God Kill? - C A Murray & Stephen Bohr discuss a question in relation to whether God kills and more.
  • 6:15am - Have You Swallowed The Hook - You Have No Choice - Do we truly have choice in our lives, or are we governed by our genes and DNA? Thomas Bentley shows us the danger of believing in Darwinism.
  • 7:00am - The Preparation Ministry - Loving God & Your Neighbour - Renier Horn - Discover what Jesus meant when He said to love God with all your heart & love your neighbour as yourself & if this overrides the ten commandments.
  • 7:30am - Battles of Faith - Go! - Atonte & Ivor Myers - Discover the real battle raging for the hearts & minds of men, as the curtains are pulled back revealing the true players.
  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - One Life to Live One Life to Give - A timely Bible message from Dr Calvin Kim of the Sacramento Central SDA church. 
  • 8:30am - SABBATH SCHOOL FOR THE CHILDREN - Starting With Jesus - A fun program of singing and stories for children. This episode features the Bible story about 'Peter's Denial'.
  • 9:00am - Earth's Final Countdown - What is the Mark of the Beast - Part 1 - In this series Dr Duane McKey talks about where the earth is heading, what God says in His Word and how we can be assured that God is still in control.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - On Death, Dying & The Future Hope - Lesson 1 - 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 Mysteries Revealed - In Search of the Church - John Bradshaw - The Mysteries Revealed is based entirely on the Word of God, letting the Bible speak for itself. It takes you on an exciting journey through the major themes of the Bible.
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.


Presentations this week...



Doug Batchelor

Pastor Doug Batchelor shares an amazing fact and then uses it to illustrate a wonderful teaching from the Bible.

Tuesday 4 October at 6:30pm

Repeated on Friday 7 October at 10:45pm 




John Bradshaw

Join John Bradshaw for the story of Henrietta Lacks and learn about the immortality offered to you through Christ.

Monday 3 October at 2:30pm

Repeated on Wednesday 3 October at 1:00am and Thursday 4 October at 11:30pm




Dr Charles Hoffe

Dr. Hoffe talks about his personal experience with tribulation in his own life & family & how God answered his prayers.

Saturday 1 October at 3:15am

Repeated on Sunday 2 October at 3:00pm, Monday 3 October at 8:45pm, Tuesday 4 October at 1:30pm and Wednesday 5 October at 12:00am


Gary Kent


In 1992, Fraser Island was listed as a world heritage site for its unique natural beauty & diversity. Join Gary Kent as he takes a closer look at this rare Australian gem.
Sunday 2 October at 5:00pm

Repeated on Wednesday 5 October at 6:00am and Friday 7 October at 7:00pm

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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for more TEN 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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