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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 July - 7:30pm

Walter Veith and Martin Smith

Walter Veith & Martin Smith look at the teachings of the Roman Catholic church & how these teachings infiltrated protestant churches.

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

  • 6:00am - I'd Like To Know - Adultery Punishment - CA Murray answers the questions, why did God punish adultery in the Old Testament and why not today?
  • 6:30am - God's Love for Man - Through this Series, Anthony Baca takes you on a journey towards a deeper experience with God.
  • 7:30am - Your Bible Questions Answered - Why Are We Still Here? - Pastor Marvin Clark and Chuck Austin answer your Bible questions. In this episode they talk about why we are still here. 
  • 8:00am - Receiving The Word - Dust or Diamonds - Part 1 -  A timely Bible message brought to you by 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 features the Bible story about 'Two Lost Sons'.
  • 9:00am - Hope Awakens Night - The Next Superpower - Join Pastor John Bradshaw as he explores the Bible for answers to crucial questions.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Rest in Christ - 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 - The Atheist God - The End - Join Oscar Sande for this amazing series that will challenge and enhance your concept of God and will also strengthen and deepen your faith in our magnificent Creator.
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...





David Machado

David Machado from Revelation of Love ministries, looks at the question of whether or not Jesus longs for or craves for anything, and if he does, what it is?

Sunday 25 July at 7:30 pm

Repeated on Tuesday 27 July at 12:30pm 



Greg Morikone & Panel

Join Greg Morikone, John Lomacang, Jason Bradley and Jill Morikone as they uphold the Word of God and give answers to important questions.

Sunday 25 July at 10:00pm

Repeated on Tuesday 27 July at 8:00am and Friday 30 July at 11:00pm




Tim Rumsey & David Salazar

Tim Rumsey & David Salazar talk about the character of God, who He is & what He is like, & how this impacts our understanding of the gospel.

Sunday 25 July at 7:00am
Repeated on Tuesday 27 July at 4:30pm and Thursday 29 July at 2:00am 


Pastor Gary Kent

The Red Centre
Gary Kent looks at the scorching red plains of Australias heartland and a message of love written for each of us in this desert landscape.
Saturday 24 July at 7:00pm

Repeated on Tuesday 27 July at 6:00am and Friday 30 July at 7:00pm

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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!

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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