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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.

This Week's Special Programme:


Maybe on Sunday

This film dramatises the effects of Sunday laws, discusses their roots in Christian history, and their potential impact on our lives today.

Starting this Sabbath 28 March at 7:30pm, and repeats
Wednesday 1 April at 12:00pm

Friday 3 April at 00:00am



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 28 March 2020:

  • 6:00am - A Line of Distinction - Ps Randy Skeet - Ps Randy Skeete discusses how God divided the light from the darkness, the oceans from the sky & the beasts from men. What makes you special as a Christian?
  • 7:30am - Great Controversy - The Perfect Storm-  Join Pastor John Grosboll, from Steps to Life-Wichita in America, for this series called the Great Controversy in which Ps. John discusses many issues.
  • 8:00am - Wonders Without Number - Bible Manuscripts -  David Rives explores the wonders of how the Bible manuscripts came to be written.
  • 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 Moses.
  • 9:00am - The Prophetic Code - How Will the World End?  Tony Rykers presents The Prophetic Code, a series covering the most important teachings of God's Word.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Daniel - From Dust to Stars - Join Pastor Doug Batchelor for a discussion about Chapter 12 from the book of Daniel.  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 - War of Thrones - Finding Rest in Today's Society - A series by Daniel Pel looking at the great battle between good and evil in our universe, and what we have to choose to show whose side we are on.
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.

Starting This Week...


Communicating the Christian Religion

Ken Ham

Ken Ham reveals the importance of getting people on the "right road" before the gospel can be shared effectively.

Starting Saturday 28 March midnight and repeats
Monday at 8:00ampm; Wednesday 9:45pm.


Currently airing...


Media on the Brain

Scott Ritsema

You will not want to miss this series where Scott Ritsema reveals the mind altering effects of the 21st Century media in the entertainment and advertising industries.


Sundays at 12 midnight and repeats
Mondays at 8:30pm
Fridays at 2:45pm

Highlights This Week...



Ps Gary Kent

Pastor Gary Kent gives some amazing history about the game of Monopoly.

Sabbath 7:00pm
Sunday at 2:15pm
Monday 11:30pm
Tuesday 5:30am
Friday at 7:00pm


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tch Live Now page or download our new Firstlight App and choose the 'Catch Up TV' button.


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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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