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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 - 10 December - 7:30pm



In episode 140 Walter & Martin discuss what we need to do before Jesus comes.

Repeated on Monday 12 December at 4:45am, Wednesday 14 December at 12:00pm and Friday 16 December 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 10 December 2022:

  • 5:15am - Receiving the Word - Except Ye See Signs - Timely Bible messages brought to you from the Pastoral team of the Sacramento Central SDA Church.
  • 5:45am - Secrets Unsealed - Stephen Bohr and Daniel Miranda discuss Tithing....and more.
  • 6:15am - Bible Answers Live - Doug Batchelor and Jean Ross provide accurate and practical answers to Bible questions. 
  • 7:30am - Battles of Faith - The Art of Counter Crucifixion - Join Ps Ivor & Atonte Myers to discover the real battle raging for the hearts & minds of men, as the curtains are pulled back revealing the true players.
  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - The Providences of God Part 2 - A timely Bible message from Mike Thompson 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 'The Growing Church'
  • 9:00am - Earth's Final Countdown - The Rapture - Duane McKey talks about where the earth is heading, what God says in His Word and how we can be assured that God is still in control.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - On Death, Dying & The Future Hope - Lesson 11 - 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 - Hope Awakens Night - A Matter of Trust - Explore the Bible for answers to crucial questions with Pastor John Bradshaw.
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...



Tim Rumsey

Discover the central messages of the books of Daniel & Revelation, understand what they mean & learn the important lessons for all Christians today.

Saturday 10 December at 1:30pm

Repeated on Tuesday 13 December at 8:45pm and Friday 16 December at 3:30pm 




Steve Wohlberg

Join Steve Wohlberg as he presents 'Thursday Live', a programme where you will hear God's Word & find answers to the many questions you may have.

Sabbath 5pm - 10 December 2022
Sunday 10:00am - 11 December 2022
Wednesday 4am - 14 December 2022
Thursday 12am - 15 December 2022



Gary Kent

Ignaz Semmelweis

Gary Kent shares the tragic but hopeful story of Dr Semmelweis, known as the Saviour of Mothers after he showed how to reduce disease in maternity wards.
Sunday 11 December at 5:00pm

Repeated on Wednesday 14 December at 6:00am and Friday 16 December at 7:00pm

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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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