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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 -  23 October - 7:30pm



Walter Veith & Martin Smith discuss the subject of the grace of God, the struggle between grace and works & finding ultimate peace.

Saturday 23 October at 7:30pm
Repeated on Monday 25 October at 4:45am, Wednesday 27 October at 12:00pm and Friday 29 October 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 23 October 2021:

  • 6:00am - Secrets Unsealed - I'd Like To Know - Genesis 3-6 & Genesis 7-13 - Stephen Bohr & James Rafferty answer the question - 
  • 6:30am - Faces of Grace - Joel Kratzke - Joel Kratzke discusses the subject of grace, how to receive it, how to share it, and why.
  • 7:30am - Better Life Today - One Jot or Tittle - Pastor Louis Torres shares that there might be something deeper within the verse found in Matthew 5 v 18.
  • 8:00am - Receiving The Word - The Final Hour of Destiny - Part 2 - A timely Bible message brought to you by 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 Using Our Talents for Jesus.
  • 9:00am - Mind Games - Self-Esteem and Felt Needs - Since the beginning, Satan has played mind games mixing truth & error to deceive. Dr Magna Parks shares her findings in relation to secular psychology.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Present Truth in Deuteronomy - Lesson 4 - Join Pastor Doug Batchelor for a discussion about Lesson 4 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 - Summit 2020 - Three Interconnected Doctrines - Stephen Bohr - Pr Stephen Bohr talks about three doctrines that are very closely linked and the importance of studying them together.
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...



Brendan White

Brendan White challenges us to wake up, connect to Jesus and accept the gift of Salvation, Jesus is coming soon. 

Sunday 24 October at 2:00am

Repeated on Monday 25 October at 6:00pm and Friday 29 October at 9:30pm



Tony Rykers

Tony Rykers presents The Prophetic Code, a series covering the most important teachings of God's Word.

Sunday 24 October at 9:15pm

Repeated on Tuesday 26 October at 1:30pm and Wednesday 27 October at 12:00am 




Charlie Oliver

Charlie Oliver talks with Lisa Isensee & Lesa Budd from ASAP Ministries. ASAP works to reach the unreached, refugees, persecuted & the poor with the gospel.

Saturday 23 October at 3:00am

Repeated on Monday 25 October at 1:30pm and Tuesday 26 October at 6:00pm 


Pastor Gary Kent


Take in the gorgeous scenes of Floriade, Canberra's most iconic annual tourism event & discover how to bring colour into your life & the lives of others. 
Saturday 23 October at 7:00pm

Repeated on Tuesday 26 October at 4:30am and Friday 29 October at 7:00pm

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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for 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!

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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