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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 programs 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 program 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 Program:


Pamela's Prayer

This film is the story of a prayerful father, a listening daughter, and the sovereignty of God. It is faith realized...and purity lifted high.
Pamela Buckling was born in 1969. Her mother died the day she was born. Her father taught her to remain pure until her marriage, which seemed hard and unfair when all her friends were dating...until she got married.

Saturday 20 October at 7:30pm
and repeats
Wednesday 24 October at 12:00pm
Friday 26 October 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" program.  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 20 October 2018:

  • 7:30am - His Voice Today - All Eyes on Israel - Pastor Steve Wohlberg examines the Bible prophecies about Israel to find out the role that the nation will play in last day events.
  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - Tender Mercy For All - Join Pastor Chris Buttery as he shows how the Christmas story reveals God's mercy for all.
  • 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 House of the Lord.
  • 9:00am - Practical Truth for Our Days - Growing Faith - Eugene Prewitt shares how we can have a true and living faith - a faith which grows, and produces a pure life which is in harmony with the Word of God.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour): The Book of Acts - The Third Missionary Journey  - Doug Batchelor shares the example of Paul's faith under the most discouraging circumstances, when he was maligned and mistreated. 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 - Religious Liberty in the Age of Trump - A dynamic new mini-series that will help you understand current events through the lenses of Bible prophecy. A Round Table discussion by the presenters.
We invite you to stay tuned to Firstlight and sing along with the hymns that play between the programs above!
Firstlight wishes you and your family a very blessed Sabbath in the presence of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Missed a Program?

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On Giniko Faith TV you can watch a program you've missed up to 3 days after it played on Firstlight! 
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Starting Next Week...


Studies on Ministry

Kameron DeVasher

What is ministry and how can we minister effectively and efficiently? Kameron DeVasher looks at ministry in Heaven, the ministry of Jesus, and of the early apostles, and modern day ministry. These lessons help us discover what we can be doing in our own walk with Christ.

Sundays at 4:45am
and repeats
Mondays at 5:00pm
Tuesdays at 1:00pm
Wednesdays at 6:30am


Highlights This Week...


The Sanctuary, Surrender, and the Spirit in the Last Days

Wes Peppers

In this 3-part series, Wes Peppers examines the significance of the earthly and Heavenly sanctuaries, and the temple that was represented within Jesus. Learn how the Sanctuary message is still applicable to us today, and how to surrender and ask God to be with us in these last days, just as He was with His people in the desert.

Sundays at 5:15pm
and repeats
Wednesdays at 5:00am

Fridays at 1:30am


The Incredible Journey
with Gary Kent

Gary is well-known to viewers in Australasia. His new program The Incredible Journey deals with the journey of life – a journey we’re all on – a journey from here to eternity.
Each program deals with different challenges and experiences that we all encounter on the incredible journey of life.

Sabbaths at 4:30 pm
and repeats Mondays at 3:30pm;
Tuesdays at 5:30am;
Thursdays at 9:30am


Religious Liberty in the Age of Trump

Stephen Bohr, Steve Wohlberg, Hal Mayer, and Gary Jensen

Evangelicals in the United States are becoming involved in politics, and while they are achieving many good things, are there dangers in uniting the church with the state? Where will this lead? How should we understand our times in the light of Bible prophecy? What message should be presented to the world? These and many other questions are addressed in this important and timely series.

Sabbaths at 11:00 am
and repeats Sundays at 3:00am;
Thursdays at 7:30pm
Fridays at 10:00pm


God's Prophetic Chain

Stephen Bohr

History is a carefully choreographed chain of events that were predicted millennia ago by God. In this series Pastor Bohr traces God's great prophetic chain, link by link, from Ancient Babylon to the end of time. Special attention is dedicated to the end-time conflict and the glorious deliverance of God's faithful remnant. You will be amazed at the predictive precision of Bible prophecy and your faith in the Master of history will grow exponentially.

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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for SIX 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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