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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:


Bridge to Babylon Part 1

Rome, Ecumenism and the Bible

This film continues the controversial history of the Bible into the twentieth century. In 1881, two scholars named Westcott and Hort published a revision of the New Testament that would send shockwaves through the academic world.  Their new textual theory declared that the King James Version (which had been trusted for centuries) was full of errors. the work of Westcott and Hort would transform biblical scholarship, inspire the work of various Bible Societies, and pave the way for the cause of ecumenical unity between Evangelical Protestants and Rome.

Saturday 14 September at 7:30pm
and repeats
Wednesday at 12:00pm
Friday 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 14 September 2019:

  • 6:00am - Revelation of Hope - The Bad Breath of the Beast - 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 - Books of the Book: Hebrews - Better Obedience - "Something Better" is what you'll find as you explore the book of Hebrews chapter by chapter with Ty & James. Each chapter invites us into an intimate relationship with God.
  • 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 Friendship and the Throne.
  • 9:00am - Believe His Prophets - Satan's Counter Attack - Pastor Stephen Bohr presents a comprehensive series of studies on the prophetic guidance in the Advent movement.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - The Least of These - The Cry of the Prophets - Doug Batchelor looks at the Prophets who cried aloud to God's people to remind them of their duties to the downcast and the outcast. 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 - That You May Know You Have Eternal Life - In this series Chad Kreuzer examines the issues that pertain to having a successful Christian walk so that you may know you have eternal life.
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.

 Starting Next Week...


***Not to be Missed!***

Kingdoms in Time

by Amazing Facts

This is an extraordinary faith-building documentary presenting clear evidence of the Bible's Divine origin - accurately fulfilled prophecies, many spanning hundreds of years.

One showing only:
Tuesday 17 September at 6:00pm

You can purchase a DVD of this programme from the Amazing Facts website.
Watch the trailer!

The Testimony of Olene Jorgensen

Olene shares her testimony of what God has done in her life.

Starting Sabbath 14 September at 12:30pm and repeats
Wednesday at 6:00am and 5:30pm

Highlights This Week...


Depression Doesn't Discriminate

Gary Kent

Join Gary Kent and Dr Neil Nedley as they share some very practical information to help overcome depression, which can affect anyone.

Friday at 7:00pm

Women's Ordination and the Rebellion of Korah

Mike McCaffrey

Mike McCaffrey discusses how ordination of women into Church leadership positions is like the rebellion of Korah, who challenged the leadership of Moses and Aaron.

Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday at 12:30pm

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 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!

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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.

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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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