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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.

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 programs 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 program 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 Program:


John Hus

Here is an important chapter in the steps leading up to the Reformation. The history books make little mention of this Bohemian priest and scholar who lived 100 years before Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Yet, John Hus was convinced and taught openly that the Bible should be presented in the language of the people, that salvation comes by faith in Jesus Christ, and the Word of God is the final authority. He taught in the University of Prague and as a pastor, challenged the abuses of medieval Christendom.

Saturday 15 December at 7:30pm
and repeats
Wednesday 19 December at 12:00pm
Friday 21 December 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" program.  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 15 December 2018:

  • 7:30am - His Voice Today - Marked in the Forehead - Does a mark "in the forehead" (see Revelation 14:9) mean a computer chip inserted under the skin, or is this prophecy more than skin deep? What is the mark of the beast?
  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - Repairers of the Breach Part 4b - Michael Butler examines the letter to the Church at Pergamos, 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 Josiah the boy king.
  • 9:00am - Practical Truth for Our Days - The Gifts of the Spirit - Eugene Prewitt looks at the gifts of the Spirit, their purpose and timing, especially the gift of prophecy.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour): Oneness in Christ - The Experience of Unity in the Early Church - David DeRose explores how the fellowship and common faith of the disciples prepared their hearts for the Holy Spirit to bring rapid growth to the early church. 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 - Portraits of Jesus - Our Great High Priest - Pastor Adrian Webster uses the scriptures to paint different portraits of the beautiful character of Jesus.
We invite you to stay tuned to Firstlight and sing along with the hymns that play between the programs above!
Firstlight wishes you and your family a very blessed Sabbath in the presence of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

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Starting Next Week...


Extravagant Love

Ty Gibson

In this 5-part series, Ty Gibson eloquently and passionately present the depth and height of the self-sacrificing  love of God. When we really begin to grasp how much God loves us, then we will start to change to become like Him in character, and pleasing Him will be our delight, as it is only by beholding that we become changed.

Starting Sabbath 15 December at 3:30am; repeats Sundays at 11:00am and Mondays at 7:30pm; Wednesdays 2:00pm and Thursdays at 4:00am.

The Two Covenants

Brother Shahbaz

There was a huge difference between Isaac’s covenant and Ishmael’s. Brother Shahbaz explores Galatians 4:22-30 to review the two covenants, and considers which one is truly a blessing to the world and is clearly from God. From this in-depth reading we can see one is carnal, earthly, and sinful. It is based on righteousness by works only, and this covenant is influencing leaders and churches worldwide.

Starting Sunday 16 December at 5:30pm
and repeats
Monday at 4:30am and 1:00pm and Thursday 8:30am

Highlights This Week...


Agents of Change

Taj Pacleb

In this 6-part series, filmed at the Andrew's University Week of Prayer, Taj presents the characteristics we need to have in order to make lasting and significant changes in our world.

Sabbaths at 4:30am
and repeats
Tuesdays at 7:30pm; Wednesdays at 12:00am
and Thursdays at 9:30am


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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for SIX 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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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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