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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 - 30 September 2023 - 7:30pm
Film - John Wycliffe - The Morning Star



A dramatic biography of the life of the 14th Century scholar & cleric, John Wycliffe, the "Morning Star" of the Reformation, who translated the Bible into English.

Repeated on Monday 2 October at 4:30am, Wednesday 4 October at 12:00pm and Friday 6 October 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 30 September 2023:

  • 5:30am - Receiving the Word - Echoes of Eternity - Part 1 - A timely Bible message brought to you by Chris Buttery at the Sacramento Central SDA Church.
  • 6:00am - Secrets Unsealed - Explaining Baptism -  CA Murray answers the questions - Does Baptism change you or reveal a change, is the method important and do we get baptised into Jesus or into the church?
  • 6:30am - Anchors of Truth - The Danger of Neglect - By tracing the tragedies and triumphs of Israel, John Lomacang points out the spiritual pitfalls.
  • 7:30am - Secrets Unsealed - The Hour of His Judgment - Part 1 - Lo-Ammi Richardson shows how we can live out the important messages of Revelation 14 practically in our everyday lives. 
  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - True Humility - A timely Bible message brought to you by Fred Dana 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 - 'King Saul Became Proud'.
  • 9:00am - Shelter in the Time of Storm - Heirs to the Promise - Oscar Sande presents a series on how to walk by faith, not by sight, when your circumstances become very difficult.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Ephesians - Lesson 14 - 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 - Revelation of Hope - Sign of Love - Taj Pacleb covers all the major topics and questions people have concerning Bible Prophecy in this collection of power-packed presentations.
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...

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Walter Veith

Walter Veith gleans lessons from the conflict between David and Absalom, which is a picture of the battle between Christ and Satan.

Monday - 2 October at 2:00am

Repeated on Wednesday 4 October at 10:00pm and Friday 6 October at 9:30am

Paul Godfrey

Walk through the book of Daniel with Paul Godfrey and see the rise and fall of nations clearly defined, as God predicted.

Sunday - 1 October at 1:30am

Repeated on Tuesday 3 October at 7:30pm, Wednesday 4 October at 2:00pm and Friday 6 October at 8:00am

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AIG Answers Panel

Come and hear the Bible-believing Christians view on the claim that animal & plant lives are just as valuable as human lives & that we should treat them accordingly.

Sunday - 1 October at 4:30am

Repeated on Tuesday 3 October at 2:30am, Wednesday 4 October at 7:00pm, Thursday 5 October at 5:00am and Friday 6 October at 11:30pm


Nicholas Winton
Gary Kent

Gary Kent shares the story of an English man who worked selflessly to save as many children as possible from death in World War Two.

Sunday - 1 October at 4:30pm

Repeated on Wednesday 4 October at 6:30am and Friday 6 October at 7:00pm


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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for more than ELEVEN 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!

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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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