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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.

This Week's Special Programme:


Creation Astronomy: Planets and Moons

Tour our magnificent Solar System, and explore these wonders in the heavens. Along the way, you will visit each of the planets and many of their moons, through more than 230 breathtaking photographs and graphics from NASA and other sources, and discover what you aren’t being told about our Solar System!

Starting Sabbath 9 November at 7:30pm and repeats
Wednesday at 12:00pm
Friday at 12:00am



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 9 November 2019:

  • 6:00am - The Sanctuary, Surrender, and the Spirit in the Last Days - Part 3 Wes Peppers discovers the significance behind the sanctuary, surrender, and the Spirit in the last days. He gives us practical and modern methods to ask God to be with us.
  • 7:30am - How To Die Right and Live to Tell About It - The Most Deceptive Deception - Dr Clarence Schilt and his wife Dianna take us on a journey of learning to die to self in order to enhance our relationships.
  • 8:00am - Books of the Book: Matthew - Peter's Confessions -  Hosts Glenn Russell and Ranko Stefanovic take us through highlights of the book of Matthew.
  • 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 Showdown at Carmel.
  • 9:00am - Believe His Prophets -  Secondary Evidence of a Prophet - Pastor Stephen Bohr presents a comprehensive series of studies on the prophetic guidance in the Advent movement.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - The Least of These - A Community of Servants - Recognizing Gods love for lost, broken, and hurt people motivates us to work with God to meet the real needs of others, to restore justice, and God's character, in humanity. 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 - That You May Know You Have Eternal Life - Abiding - In this series Chad Kreuzer examines the issues that pertain to having a successful Christian walk, so that you may know you have eternal life.
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...


Women's Ordination - Equal But Different

Stephen Bohr

Is it possible for two beings to be equal as beings and yet to fulfill different roles? Is it possible for two beings to be equal and yet have one in subjection to the other? What biblical evidence do we have for the roles of men and women in the home and in the church? Did the headship role of man in the home and in the church exist before the fall or was it part of God's original plan? From a Biblical and Spirit of Prophecy perspective these and other questions are clearly answered in this 3-part series.

Starting Sunday 10 November at 3:30am and repeats
Mondays at 4:30pm
Tuesdays at 12:00pm

Conspiracy Theory: Flat Earth

John Bradshaw

Since before the time of Christ, people have believed the earth is spherical, like a baseball or basketball. But in recent years the flat earth theory has attracted the attention of celebrities and everyday people alike. Join Pastor John Bradshaw as he meets with a leading flat earther and investigates the great spiritual conspiracy affecting the world.

Starting Sabbath 9 November at 4:30pm and repeats
Wednesday at 5:30am and 7:00pm
Thursday at 10:00pm


Highlights This Week...


Timely Stories from the Word of God

David Salazar

In this 4-part series David Salazar shares some stories from God's Word and shows how they relate to us today.
Tuesdays at 10:30am and repeats
Wednesdays at 6:30am
Fridays at 4:30pm

Conspiracy Theory: Moon Landing

John Bradshaw

Despite photographic evidence and eyewitness testimony, some claim the moon landing was faked to advance American interests. Join Pastor John Bradshaw at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, meet a space shuttle astronaut, and investigate the spiritual conspiracy that threatens the world.

Wednesday at 5:30am and 7:00pm
Thursday at 9:45pm

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tch Live Now page or download our new Firstlight App and choose the 'Catch Up TV' button.

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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!

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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