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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.  Now Firstlight has been on air for SEVEN 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 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.

Saturday - 6th June - 7:30pm & 8:00pm



The Story of Khalil 

A radical Egyptian terrorist, Khalil was changed from a murderous man to a forgiving man after Jesus Christ visited him in a soul-penetrating dream. This hater of both Christians and Jews set out to discredit the Bible, but instead, he was transformed when Jesus appeared to him.
Saturday 6 June at 7:30pm
Repeated on Sunday 7 June at 04:00am, Monday 8 June at 9:00pm, Wednesday 10 June at 12:00pm and Friday 12 June 3:00pm

Neuroimmunology & Stress

Dr Neil Nedley discusses stress, neuroimmunology and what we can do to promote health and overcome stress during difficult times.

Saturday 6th June at 8:00pm

Repeated on Wednesday 10th June at 12.30pm and Friday 12th June 12:00am.


Church in Your Home: An Invitation

If you are unable to attend a local church for Sabbath services, or if your church is closed due to the Coronavirus, 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!

  •   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 6 June 2020:

  • 6:00am - A Closer Look - Gifts are Received not Taken - Ps Randy Skeete proposes that we take a closer look into the Word of God. He goes deep into scripture illuminating verses that will help us grow.
  • 7:00am - Adventist Frontier Missions - The May River Story - May River is more than 290 km from services. In spite of the extreme location, the Kent & Lackey families faithfully shared Christ with this primitive tribe.
  • 7:30am - Steps to Life - Is your Destiny Predetermined - John Grosboll looks at some Old Testament examples of how our choices have consequences for us, and even for future generations.
  • 8:00am - Wonders Without Number - The Dark Side of Darwin - David Rives - If you want answers to questions about the accuracy of the Bible, or just to be encouraged by the truths of scripture, watch this fascinating study.
  • 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 12 Spies.
  • 9:00am - The Prophetic Code - Rest for the Soul  - Tony Rykers presents The Prophetic Code, a series covering the most important teachings of God's Word.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - How to Interpret the Scriptures - Lesson 10 - Join Pastor Doug Batchelor and Jean Ross for a discussion about Lesson 10 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 - SUMTV Worship Service - The Abomination of Desolation - Part 2 - Presented by Pastor Stephen Bohr.
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.

Continuing this Week...

Covid-19 related programmes

When you are tuned into Firstlight and see this yellow chevron promo splash coming up on the screen, this will tell you that the previously advertised programme has been replaced with a very recently produced programme related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

These programmes are so new and so "hot off the press" that we have not been able to incorporate them into our website programme schedules.  Where possible, we are trying to keep the Freeview epg up to date with these changes.


Highlights This Week...


The Abomination of Desolation-Part 2

Stephen Bohr

Join us for the SUMTV worship service, presented by Pastor Stephen Bohr. 

Saturday 6th June at 11:00am
Repeated on Sunday 7th June at 5:30pm and Tuesday 9th at 11:45am


How to Boost your Immune System

Renier Horn

Renier Horn describes different things that you can do right now to boost your immune system to better resist COVID-19.

Saturday 6th June at 12:00pm
Repeated on Thursday 11th June at 02:00am and Friday 12th June at 09:45am

The Ultimate Vaccine

Mark Finley

Mark Finley talks about the ultimate vaccine for this world which is the Salvation offered by Jesus Christ.

Monday 8th June at 08:00am
Repeated on Wednesday 10th June at 5:30pm and Thursday 11th June at 12:00pm.

New Heart Revival

Doug Batchelor

Part 3 - Sincere Confession

If there was ever a time we needed deep heart-searching revival, it is now! 

Tuesdays at 1:00pm and repeated 
Wednesdays at 6:30am
Thursdays at 02:30am and 
Fridays at 7:30pm

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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!

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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