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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.

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:


Tech Transformation - Part 2

Christian Berdahl

In this 4-part series, Christian Berdahl shows how influential today's technology is on our minds.

Sabbaths at 7:30pm
and repeats
Mondays at 4:30am
Tuesdays at 9:30am
Wednesdays at 12:00pm
Fridays at 12:00am and 10:30pm



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 20 July 2019:

  • 6:00am - Revelation of Hope - Survivors of the Longest War - Taj Pacleb covers all the major topics and the usual questions people have concerning Bible Prophecy in this collection of power-packed presentations.
  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - Lordship: Everything - Join Chris Buttery and discover what is the most important thing when considering our relationship to Jesus.
  • 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 Samson.
  • 9:00am - The Great Cosmic Controversy - We Have an Advocate - This series by Stephen Bohr links the Sanctuary with the overarching concept of the great conflict between good and evil - its beginning and end.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Family Seasons - Little Times of Trouble - Dr DeRose looks at the things that stress or anger us, and how God helps us to deal with them so that we don't hurt others. 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 - Practical Truth for Our Day - Preparation for the End Times Part 2 - Eugene Prewitt shares from an example in Israel the kind of character we need to prepare us for the latter rain and the trials in the last days.
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 Big Five

Walter Veith

Walter Veith presents answers to the Big Five questions of life, which we have all considered at some time in our lives.

Starting Sunday 21 July at 2pm and repeats
Tuesday at 2:45am
Wednesday at 7:30pm

Growing Healthy Food for Healthy People

Rod Bailey shares the Why and How of growing your own garden.

Starting Sunday 21 July at 4.30am and repeats
Wednesdays at 1.45am and 10.00pm
Thursdays at 12:30pm
Fridays at 9:00am

Highlights This Week...

Crown of Glory

Walter Veith

The stories of David are types of the battle that rages between Christ and Satan. What can we learn from these stories about Satan's attempts to destroy us? When we experience conflicts in our lives, we face two choices. We can learn from Satan and become bitter. Or, we can learn from Christ and become better.

Starting Sunday 14 July at 2pm and repeats
Tuesday at 2:45am
Wednesday at 7:30pm


Kingdom Come

An historical documentary examining an ancient Biblical prophecy that gives strong evidence that we are not alone in the universe....

Started Sunday 14 July at 6:00pm and repeats
Monday at 5:30am
Tuesday at 7:30pm
Thursday at 12:30pm
Friday at 10:00am

Missed a Programme?
Catch up on Giniko

On Giniko Faith TV you can watch a programme you've missed more than 3 days after it played on Firstlight! 
Click here to find out more...


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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for nearly 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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