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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 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.

This Week's Special Programme:


The Seventh Day Beavers

Larren Cole

Join Larren Cole in this fascinating documentary about a research project on the Sabbath keeping beavers of Modoc National Forest in northeastern California, USA.

Sabbath 25 May at 7:30pm
and repeats
Wednesday 29 May at 12:00pm
Friday 31 May 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" 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!

  • 10:00am - Sabbath School - Bible Study Hour

  • 11.00am - Main Sermon

The line up for Sabbath 25 May 2019:

  • 6:30am - Revelation of Hope - Can the Dead Speak to Us? - Taj Pacleb covers all the major topics and the usual questions people have concerning Bible Prophecy in this collection of power-packed presentations.
  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - Nehemiah: Marks of Genuine Revival Part 1 - Pastor Chris Buttery presents the story of Nehemiah and the lessons we can learn from his character and experiences.
  • 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 Living for God.
  • 9:00am - Mary, the Mother of Jesus - The Myth of Apostolic Succession - Pastor Stephen Bohr presents an in-depth series on Mary the Mother of Jesus, showing how Mary is used to deceive people & to draw them away from Jesus, the Saviour.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Family Seasons - The Choices We Make - Shawn Brummund looks at the choices we make, how we should make them, and what impact they have on us and our families. 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 - Practical Truth for Our Day - Knowing with Certainty - Eugene Prewitt shares solid evidence that the Bible is true and reliable because of its accurate prophecies which were fulfilled exactly as predicted.
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.

13 Week Evangelism Course
Presented by Amazing Facts Center of Evangelism (AFCOE)

*  Gain powerful keys for Personal Evangelism
* Become a confident and effective Soul-Winner for Jesus Christ.
Starts 4 May.  Click here for more information!


Starting Next Week...


Mary the Mother of Jesus

Stephen Bohr

What does the Bible have to say about Mary? Was she immaculately conceived? Was she the Mother of God? Was she assumed to heaven? Will she play a role in end time events? This Biblical look at Mary the Mother of Jesus dispels many of the false traditions circulating about this remarkable woman.

Starts Sabbath 25 May at 9:00am and repeats
Tuesdays at 2:00am
Wednesdays at 10:00pm
Fridays at 11:30am


The Dimensions of God's Love

Robert Pannekoek

Join Robert Pannekoek in this series which shows the height, depth, length and width of God's love for us, and encourages us to spend time with Him, and reveal His love to others.

Starts Sabbath 25 May at 1:30am and repeats
Sundays at 10:30am
Wednesdays at 11:30am
Fridays at 9:00pm


Highlights This Week...


Repairing the Breach

Andreas Mellas

This 6-part series shows the parallels of Israel during Nehemiah's time and the Remnant Church in our time, the reality of their spiritual condition and ours, and what God's Word and the Spirit of Prophecy say needs to be done about it.

Sabbaths at 5:00pm and repeats
Thursdays at 12:00pm
Fridays at 2:30am and 7:30pm


End Time Prophecies

Ross Patterson

This 3-part series looks at the final events in Earth's history, drawing its inspiration from the times in the past when God's people have faced desolation by her enemies.
Ross Patterson is a very clear and thorough teacher of Bible prophecy, and this series will leave you in no doubt as to what is soon to take place.

Sabbaths at 12:30pm and repeats
Tuesdays at 12:00am and 8:30pm
Wednesdays at 4:30pm
Fridays at 6:30am

Sunday Laws in the Pipeline

David Barron

Bible prophecy predicts that there will be a union of church and state, which will result in the enforcement of Sunday as a day of rest on all people, whether they are religious or not. This 4-part series highlights the movements in the religious and political worlds, which indicate that the Sunday Law could be nearer than we think!

Sundays at 9:30am and repeats
Thursdays at 7:00pm
Fridays at 10:00pm

Missed a Programme?
Catch up on Giniko

On Giniko Faith TV you can watch a programme you've missed more than 3 days after it played on Firstlight! 
Click here to find out more...

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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for nearly SEVEN 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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