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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 EIGHT years!  Happy Anniversary Firstlight!

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 - 6 March - 7:30pm   ​

Walter Veith and Martin Smith

Walter Veith & Martin Smith discuss the current trend to reshape the world, economically, politically, educationally, socially and religiously.

Saturday 6 March at 7:30pm
Repeated on Wednesday 10 March at 12:00pm and Friday 12 March 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 6 March 2021:

  • 6:00am - I'd Like To Know - Where Will God's People be During the Millenium - CA Murray & Stephen Bohr answer two questions, what is the significance of the number 7 in the bible & secondly, how can we avoid getting depressed.
  • 6:30am - Be Awake, Be Very Awake - To Know and To Be Known - It is not enough for God's Remnant people to know Him - He must know them! What can you do to have the assurance that God knows you?
  • 7:30am - Better Life Today - Bread of Life Club - Mike Carter shares the incredible impact on the lives of young people through introducing the Bible Study Club in the local school.
  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - Repairers of the Breach (2A) - Pastor Chris Buttery examines the letter to the Church at Ephesus, and its important message that can help us today.
  • 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 "Joseph in Egypt".
  • 9:00am - 3ABN Worship Hour - A Famine is Coming - Join Pastor Ryan Day as he presents an inspiring message about Righteousness by Faith.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Isaiah - Lesson 10 - Join Pastor Doug Batchelor and Jean Ross for a discussion about Lesson 10 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 - Summit 2020 - Three Interconnected Doctrines - Pr Stephen Bohr talks about three doctrines that are very closely linked and the importance of studying them together. 
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...



Pastor Ryan Day

Join Pastor Ryan Day as he presents an inspiring message about Righteousness by Faith.

Saturday 6 March at 9:00am

Repeated on Monday 8 March at 10:45am, Tuesday 9 March at 4:15am and Thursday 11 March at 11:00pm.



Mark Woodman

In this series Mark Woodman reveals the relevance of the Old Testament Sanctuary to us today.

Sunday 7 March at 5:15pm

Repeated on Tuesday 9 March at 2:45pm and Wednesday 10 March at 12:00am.




Pastor Morris Venden

In this series Morris Venden presents Christ centred messages to understand more fully the meaning of Righteousness by Faith.

Monday 8 March at 2:00pm                          
Repeated on Thursday 11 March at 6:00pm and Friday 12 March at 8:00pm.



Pastor Gary Kent

The Faith of the Prime Ministers

Gary Kent talks about the faith of the Prime Ministers of Australia and how their faith influenced and shaped the nation.
Saturday 6 March at 6:30pm

Repeated on Monday 8 March at 5:30pm and Tuesday 9 March at 5:30am.

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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for EIGHT 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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