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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.

Saturday - 11th July - 7:30pm   ​


Taj Pacleb was a young man who was destroying his mind and wasting his life on the empty pleasures of this world. Until the day he heard about the God who loves, satisfies, and empowers. He would never be the same again! God would then take him on an incredible journey of faith, preaching the Revelation of Hope to thousands around the world. His story uplifts the God of restoration and will inspire you with a renewed hope for your loved ones who are lost. It will encourage you to never give up on people no matter how hopeless their case may be and to trust in the God that is able to resurrect a mighty army for His glory from the dry broken bones of our lives!
Saturday 11th July at 7:30pm
Repeated on Wednesday 15 July at 12:00pm and Friday 17 July at 12:00am

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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 11 July 2020:

  • 6:00am - Steps to Life Australia  - Growing Healthy Food for Healthy People - Rod Bailey shares the Why and How of growing your own garden. 
  • 7:00am - Adventist Frontier Missions - The Susu Chronicles Part 2 - Join missionaries Marc & Cathy Coleman as they tell how the Gospel is advancing in a Muslim culture among the Susu people of Guinea, West Africa. 
  • 7:30am - Steps to Life - The Great Family Reunion in the Future - John Grosboll shares how God is going to bring families back together again who have been separated for a long time.
  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - The Elephant, the Donkey and the Lamb Part 2 - Pastor Chris Buttery - To what extent should a Christian be involved in politics? Don't Christians have an obligation to influence and shape culture?
  • 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 Gideon.
  • 9:00am - The Prophetic Code - Life After Death  - Tony Rykers presents The Prophetic Code, a series covering the most important teachings of God's Word.
  • 9:45am - Testimony - Dan Millares describes his quest to find the meaning of life & the defining moments that changed the course of his journey.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Making Friends for God - Lesson 2 - Join Pastor Doug Batchelor and Jean Ross for a discussion about Lesson 2 of the quarterly. 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 - God's Prophetic Chain - Pastor Stephen Bohr traces God's prophetic chain, link by link, from ancient Babylon to the end of time.
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.

New Programmes...



Dr Alberto Treiyer

Dr Alberto Treiyer presents this historical documentary filmed on site, of the Albigensian people who remained faithful to God despite severe persecution and eventual annihilation.

Sunday 12 July at 04:15am
Repeated on Monday 13 July at 9:00pm 




Dan Millares

A short testimony in which Dan describes his quest to find the meaning of life & the defining moments that changed the course of his journey.

Saturday 11 July at 06:30am
Repeated on Sunday 12 July at 3:00am & 6.45pm, Tuesday 14 July at 3:15am & 12.45pm, Wednesday 15 July at 3.15am, Thursday 16 July at 3.15am & 12.45pm and Friday 17 July at 10pm.



Bruce Telfer

Bruce Telfer shares with us the ultimate solution to our brokeness and sin, bringing restoration.

Monday 13 July at 1:30pm
Repeated on Wednesday 15 July at 2:30am and Thursday 16 July at 5:30am


Continuing this Week...




Doug Batchelor 

Not only is our world at war with a deadly virus but each of us has a daily personal battle against the forces of evil. We need revival.

Tuesdays at 1:00pm and repeated 
Wednesdays at 6:30am
Thursdays at 02:30am and 
Fridays at 7:30pm



Sam Braga

Pastor Sam Braga outlines the steps of justification by comparing the stories of the good thief on the cross and the rich young ruler.

Saturday 11 July at 10:00pm
Repeated on Sunday 12 July at 12:00pm, Monday 13 July at 12:00am, Thursday 16 July at 2:15pm and Friday 17 July at 5:30am



​​​​​​David Shin

David Shin discusses sin, what it is and how we can overcome sin through the power of the Holy Spirit. Part 4.

Saturday 11 July at 12:00pm
Repeated on Thursday 16 July at 1:30am and Friday 17 July at 9:45am



Walter Veith

Part 4 - Walter Veith focuses on the symbols of the first four visions in the Book of Zechariah. What are the future spiritual applications?

Sunday 12 July at 5:15am
Repeated on Monday 13 July at 4:30pm and Friday 17 July at 12:30pm




Gary Kent shares the promise of Gods restorative power illustrated by the Passion Play performed every 10 years in Oberammergau in Bavaria. 
Saturday 11th July at 7:00pm
Repeated on Monday 13 July at 11:30pm, Tuesday  14 July at 6:00am and Friday 17 July at 7:00pm

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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!

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Driving around with this sticker will do a lot to help spread the word about Firstlight!

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