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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 - 25 June - 7:30pm



Tares Among the Wheat will likely challenge what most scholars believe about Bible history, and the origins of the new translations that have flooded Churches. Sequel to A Lamp in the Dark.

Repeated on Monday 27 June at 4:45am, Wednesday 29 June at 12:00pm and Friday 1 July 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 25 JUNE 2022:

  • 5:30am - Receiving the Word - He Walked Among Kings - Timely Bible messages brought to you by Chris Buttery of the Sacramento Central SDA Church.
  • 6:00am - Secrets Unsealed - Interpreting the 7 Last Plagues - C A Murray & Daniel Miranda discuss the question relating to the correct interpretation of the 7 last plagues in Revelation. 
  • 6:30am - Awakening the Conscious Mind - The DNA of God - Esmie Branner - This series provides step-by-step guidelines to overcome lifelong negative emotional, intellectual, spiritual and behavioural challenges.
  • 7:30am - Healthy Living - The Most Important Antioxidant - Margot Marshall - This series discusses natural lifestyle principles and practical health solutions for many illnesses. The focus for this presentation is on antioxidants.
  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - It's Getting Late - A timely Bible message from Willie Johnson 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 Lazarus.
  • 9:00am - Unlocking Bible Prophecies - The Second Coming of Jesus - The Bible Reveals COVID19 is a Sign - Cami Oetman shows from the Word of God and current events that Jesus is coming soon and it is His desire for everyone to accept His wonderful gift of redemption.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Genesis - Lesson 13 - 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 - Is There Hope for a Planet in Crisis - 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...



Julie & John Clark

Find out how the brain is changing, recovering and adapting as Julie & John Clark share this fascinating presentation.

Sunday 25 June at 1:30pm

Repeated on Tuesday 28 June at 8:30pm and Friday 1 July at 3:30pm 



Renier Horn

Renier Horn talks about Daniel 9 and the 70 Week Prophecy, revealing bible truth which brings hope to each one of us.

Monday 27 June at 5:30pm

Repeated on Thursday 30 June at 6:00am 




John Bradshaw & Neil Nedley

Discover what emotional intelligence is, how to employ it in our daily lives, and why it forms an important part of our relationship with God.

Monday 27 June at 2:30pm

Repeated on Wednesday 29 June at 1:00am and Thursday 30 June at 11:30pm 


Gary Kent


The extraordinary story of a mother's love for her run-a-way son which triumphed over five shipwrecks. This kind of love helps us to understand how much God loves us.
Sunday 26 June at 5:00pm

Repeated on Wednesday 29 June at 6:00am and Friday 1 July 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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