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Firstlight Broadcasting Network was launched in New Zealand on the 17th September 2012 at 6pm.  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 anniversary of bringing God's loving last day messages to the people of New Zealand.  Now Firstlight has been on air for nine 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 programmes 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 Programme 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 - 20 August - 7:30pm



Bridge to Babylon is the sequel to A Lamp in the Dark and Tares Among the Wheat. In 1881, two scholars published a revision of the New Testament that would send shock waves through the academic world. 
Follow the story of the Bible's controversial history into the twentieth century.

Repeated on Monday 22 August  at 4:45am, Wednesday 24 August at 12:00pm and Friday 26 August 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 20 August 2022:

  • 5:30am - Receiving the Word - The Man God Tried To Kill - Part 1 - Timely Bible messages brought to you by Chris Buttery of the Sacramento Central SDA Church.
  • 6:00am - Secrets Unsealed - Symbolic Meanings? - Stephen Bohr, CA Murray & Daniel Miranda discuss this question & more.
  • 6:30am - Not I But Christ - Faith - Sam Braga - In this episode Pr Sam Braga teaches us about the gift of faith.
  • 7:30am - Battles of Faith - The Science of Sodom and the Beast - Atonte & Ivor Myers - Discover the real battle raging for the hearts & minds of men, as the curtains are pulled back revealing the true players.
  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - The Lost Books of the Bible -  A timely Bible message from Fred Dana 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 'Jesus Last Visit To The Temple'.
  • 9:00am - Unlocking Bible Prophecies - Is the Mark of the Beast a Chip, A Vaccine or Something Else? - Cami Oetman presents an intriguing study on Revelation 13 and the topic of the mark of the beast.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - In The Crucible With Christ - Lesson 8 - 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 Mysteries Revealed - The Mystery Beast of Revelation - John Bradshaw - The Mysteries Revealed is based entirely on the Word of God, letting the Bible speak for itself. It takes you on an exciting journey through the major themes of the Bible.
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...



Walter Veith

The book of Hebrews is a book about the centrality of Christ and links the Old and the New Testaments into a harmonious whole and serves as a road map of the plan of salvation. This is episode one of a 14 part series.

Saturday 20 August at 10:15pm

Repeated on Sunday 21 August at 11:30am, Tuesday 23 August at 8:00am, Wednesday 24 August at 8:30pm and Friday 26 August at 11:00am




Tim Matsis

Tim Matsis gives a challenging message about being ready and living in such a way which shows we truly believe that Jesus is coming soon.

Saturday 20 August at 4:00pm

Repeated on Sunday 21 August at 1:00am and Friday 26 August at 9:15pm




Walt Cross

This lecture with Walt Cross discusses various methods to effectively manage weight loss in an unconventional but long lasting way.

Sunday 21 August at 2:00am

Repeated on Monday 22 August at 5:45pm and Friday 26 August at 7:30pm


Gary Kent


Join Gary Kent and learn about the deadly creatures of Australia and discover what is the unexpected and most danger encounter of all.
Sunday 21 August at 4:30pm

Repeated on Wednesday 24 August at 6:00am and Friday 26 August at 7:00pm

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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for more than NINE 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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