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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 - 24 April - 7:30pm   ​

Walter Veith and Martin Smith

Walter Veith & Martin Smith look at the biblical criteria of a true prophet, what constitutes a false prophet & the importance of knowing the difference.

Saturday 24 April at 7:30pm
Repeated on Wednesday 28 April at 12:00pm and Friday 30 April 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 24 April 2021:

  • 5:45am - I'd Like To Know - Rapture of the Church - CA Murray & Stephen Bohr answer the question, Who are those who have hope, and why, and Who are those who have no hope, and why?
  • 6:30am - Survivor Series - The Law God Wants - Part 1 - Daniel Gabbert helps us examine the truth about this climactic, destiny-deciding event, and shares why preparation for our Lord's Second Coming is so vital.
  • 7:30am - Your Bible Questions Answered - How Can I Receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit? - Pastor Marvin Clark and Chuck Austin answer your Bible questions. In this episode - How can I receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?
  • 8:00am - Receiving The Word - Most Amazing Prophecy - Part 1 -  A timely Bible message brought to you by Chris Buttery of the Sacramento Central SDA church.
  • 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 "The Ten Commandments".
  • 9:00am - Hope Awakens Night - Signs You Can't Ignore - Join Pastor John Bradshaw as he explores the Bible for answers to crucial questions.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - The Promise - Lesson 4 - Join Pastor Doug Batchelor and Jean Ross for a discussion about Lesson 4 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 2021 - Sleep - Dr Milton Teske looks at the importance of sleep for the health of our brain and ultimately to have a clear mind for communication with God.
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...



John Bradshaw

Join Pastor John Bradshaw as he explores the Bible for answers to crucial questions.

Saturday 24 April at 9:00am

Repeated on Monday 26 April at 10:00pm, Tuesday 27 April at 9:30am and Thursday 29 April at 3:30am



Doug Batchelor

Doug Batchelor talks about the condition, cause, crisis and cure for the number one enemy of the Christian.

Sunday 25 April at 8:45pm

Repeated on Tuesday 27 April at 3:45am and Wednesday 28 April at 11:00am 




Dr Eric Walsh

Dr Eric Walsh explains the neurochemistry of how habits are formed and talks about the best way to live to keep our brains from developing bad habit systems.

Saturday 24 April at 4:15am                          
Repeated on Monday 26 April at 8:30pm, Wednesday 28 April at 2:15pm and Friday 30 April at 2:45am


Pastor Gary Kent

Lake Eyre

On the banks of the Lake Eyre, Pator Gary Kent talks about the water of life.
Saturday 24 April at 7:00pm

Repeated on Tuesday 27 April at 5:45am and Wednesday 28 April at 1:30am

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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!

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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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