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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 SEVEN 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 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 - 15th August - 7:30pm   ​

The Great Disappointment 1844 & The Sanctuary
Walter Veith and Martin Smith

Walter Veith and Martin Smith discuss the beautiful doctrine of the pre-advent judgement and the ministry of Jesus in the heavenly Sanctuary.

Saturday 15th August at 7:30pm
Repeated on Wednesday 19 August at 12:00pm and Friday 21 August at 12:00 am


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 15 August 2020:

  • 6:00am - Timely Stories from the Word of God - Unveiling the Mystery of God -  David Salazar reveals what the mystery of God is, and what it has to do with our characters. 
  • 7:00am - Is Heaven for Real - So When Does It All Happen - Chris Holland presents what the Bible says about Heaven.
  • 7:30am - Steps to Life - Could The Law Be Abolished - John Grosboll shares what Jesus said about God's Law and its perpetuity, especially for these modern times.
  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - What Does Thou Here - Presented by Dr David DeRose. 
  • 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 King Saul.
  • 9:00am - The Prophetic Code - Why So Many Churches-Part 2  - Tony Rykers presents The Prophetic Code, a series covering the most important teachings of God's Word.
  • 9:45am - GMI - The Sanctuary Pathway-Part 1 - Karen Styer presents the importance and meaning of the Sanctuary and how it applies to our everyday lives. 
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Making Friends for God - Lesson 7 - Join Pastor Doug Batchelor and Jean Ross for a discussion about Lesson 7 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 - God's Prophetic Chain - Fire, Lions & Deliverance - Pastor Stephen Bohr traces God's prophetic chain, link by link, from ancient Babylon to the end of time.
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...



Karen Styer

Karen Styer presents the importance and meaning of the Sanctuary and how it applies to our everyday lives. Part 1.

Saturday 15 August at 9:45am

Repeated on Sunday 16 August at 2:45am, Tuesday 18 August at 2:00am, Wednesday 19 August at 11:30am, Thursday 20 August at 2:15am and 1:00pm and Friday 21 August at 5:00pm.



Pastor David Shin

Pastor David Shin addresses the young people of GYC 2015 with this inspiring message.

Sunday 16 August at 10:00pm

Repeated on Monday 17 August at 5.00am, Tuesday 18 August at 9:00am and Friday 21 August at 1:30pm



David Machado

David Machado shares amazing stories of God's miraculous intervention in his life and the lives of others.

Sunday 16 August at 3:30am
Repeated on Monday 17 August at 8:30pm, Tuesday 18 August at 5:30pm and Friday 21 August at 2:30pm.



Sam Braga

In Part 5 of the Not I But Christ series, Pastor Sam Braga teaches us how faith works.

Saturday 15 August at 9:30pm
Repeated on Sunday 16 August at 12:00pm, Monday 17 August at 12:00am, Thursday 20 August at 2:15pm and Friday 21 August at 5:30am.



Gary Kent


Gary Kent meets Naomi Striemer, a singer songwriter who has found something infinitely better than anything else to write and sing about.
Saturday 15 August at 7:00pm
Repeated on Monday 17 August at 11:30pm, Tuesday 18 August at 6:00am and Friday 21 August at 7:00pm

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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for more than SEVEN years - nearly 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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