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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:


Magic Kingdom

Little Light Studios

This documentary examines the underlying content & story lines of some of today's most popular cartoons.
Please be aware that we classify this program PGR.

Sabbath 15 June at 7:30pm
and repeats
Wednesday 19 June at 12:00pm
Friday 21 June 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 15 June 2019:

  • 6:00am - Revelation of Hope - Living to Die and Dying to Live - 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: A Kingdom of Priests Part 2 - 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 The Promised Land.
  • 9:00am - Mary, the Mother of Jesus - Ecumenical Mary - Pastor Stephen Bohr presents an in-depth series on Mary the Mother of Jesus, showing how Mary is used to deceive people and to draw them away from Jesus, the Saviour.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Family Seasons - Wise Words for Families - Doug Batchelor looks at the choices we make, and the impact they have on our families, especially our children. 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 - Faith Outside the Church - Eugene Prewitt shares how we can have true, rational faith because it is based upon plenty of evidence, even if we can't presently answer all of the challenges to faith.
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.

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Starting Next Week...


Except Your Righteousness Exceed

Walter Veith

Walter Veith shares the truth of justification by faith, and the righteousness of Christ compared to the righteousness of the Pharisees.

Starting Sunday 16 June at 1:45pm and repeats
Tuesday at 3:00am
Wednesday at 7:30pm

Jacob's Prayer

Robert Pannekoek

Robert Pannekoek shares the importance of being persistent in prayer, through the stories of those who refused to let go of God.

Starting Sunday 16 June at 10:15am and repeats
Wednesday at 11:15am
Friday at 9:00pm

Highlights This Week...


God's Answer to Modern Atheism

Wes Peppers

Despite all the attacks in our current day, the Bible is still the top seller in the entire world, giving people hope, joy, and a deeper relationship with Christ. So where did atheism come from? What’s the story behind the beginning of doubt and the rejection of our Lord? Discover what God tells us in His Holy Bible about the solution to these times.

Mondays at 4:30am and repeats
Tuesdays at 9:30am
Fridays at 10:30pm


Corporate Identity

Walter Veith

Walter Veith shares the parallel between Levi, and Israel, paying tithes corporately through Abraham, and Jesus corporately bearing the sins of humanity on the cross.

Sunday at 1:45pm and repeats
Tuesday at 3:00am
Wednesday at 7:30pm

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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