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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 - 1 March 2023 - 7:30pm


In this episode Walter and Martin discuss what the Spirit of Prophecy is, why it is necessary and for when is it relevant.

Repeated on Monday 3 April at 5:00am, Wednesday 5 April at 11:30am and Friday 7 April 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 April 2023:

  • 5:30am - Receiving the Word - Superficial Sainthood-Part 2 - A timely Bible message brought to you by Mike Thompson of the Sacramento Central SDA Church.
  • 6:00am - Secrets Unsealed - Did Jesus contradict the state of the dead? - CA Murray & Daniel Miranda discuss whether Jesus contradicted the state of the dead.
  • 6:30am - Bible Answers Live - Doug Batchelor and Jean Ross provide accurate and practical answers to Bible questions.
  • 7:30am - Healthy Living - High Fat Foods & the Brain - This series discusses natural lifestyle principles and practical health solutions for many illnesses. 
  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - There is No Fear in Love- A timely Bible message brought to you by Jym Tayag 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 is called 'Food From Heaven'.
  • 9:00am - Division-The Cleaver of Truth-This mini series by Tim Rumsey reveals the prophetic blueprint of the Protestant Reformation in Genesis 1-2, & shows how these chapters predict the rise of the advent movement.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Three Cosmic Messages - 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 - 3ABN Australia - Jesus is Coming-Soon - Dr Allan Lindsay looks at the prophecies in the book of Daniel and their relevance and accuracy for God's last message to the world.
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...



Stephen Bohr

Discover the wonderful message God has for us through this series entitled 'Rightly Dividing the Word of God'.

Sunday - April 2 at 4:30am

Repeated on Monday 3 April at 12:00am, Thursday 6 April at 9:30pm and Friday 7 April at 1:30pm




John Lomacang

Learn how the trilogy of victory is a co-partnership with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.

Monday - April 3 at 2:45am

Repeated on Tuesday 4 April at 6:00am and Friday 7 April at 5:00am



Tim Matsis

Understand the plan of salvation illustrated through the experiences of the ancient Israelites as they travelled from Egypt to The Promised Land.

Saturday - April 1 at 6:30pm

Repeated on Sunday 2 April at 9:30am and Thursday 6 April at 12:00am 

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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for more than 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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