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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:


From Broken to Breakthrough
Part 2

Christian Berdahl's Testimony

In this inspiring 3-part message, musician and singer Christian Berdahl shares some of his incredible testimony of how God brought him from a life of brokenness to a life of victory in Christ. Christian's enthusiasm and passion will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Sabbath 29 February at 7:30pm and repeats
Wednesday 04 March at 12:00pm

Friday 06 March 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" 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!

  • 10:00am - Sabbath School - Bible Study Hour

  • 11.00am - Main Sermon

The line up for Sabbath 29 February 2020:

  • 6:00am - Emotional Intelligence - The Curse of Depression and Anxiety. A 4-part series by Dr Neil Nedley examining our emotional intelligence and how it affects our spiritual life.
  • 7:15am - Great Controversy - The Importance of Revelation -  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 - Liberty Insider: Greg Hamilton -  Lincoln Steed talks with Greg Hamilton about religious liberty issues.
  • 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 Joseph.
  • 9:00am - Your Herbal Home Medicine Chest - Join Pharmacist and Herbalist Caleb Armstrong and discover safe and effective herbal remedies you can use at home. 
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Daniel - From Mystery to Revelation - Doug Batchelor shares how God is great enough to resolve even the most unsolvable challenges, including those of the future. 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 -The Map to the Throne Room - 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 Next Week...


Journey Into The Rainforest

Gary Kent

Rainforests teem with life. These incredible places cover only 6% of the earth’s surface but they contain more than half of the world’s plant and animal species. But, how did it all start? These rainforests and all their inhabitants, just how did they get here? Where did they come from? Life, how did it start? Watch the program to see incredible beauty of the rainforests and reflect on how life began.

Starting Sabbath 29 February at 7:00pm and repeats
Sunday at 2:15pm
Tuesday at 5:30am
Wednesday at 10:30pm
Friday at 7:00pm


Emotional Intelligence

Dr Neil Nedley

This 4-part series, filmed in Christchurch, examines our Emotional Intelligence, how it affects our spiritual life, and how we can improve it.

Starting Sabbath 29 February at 6:00am and repeats
Sunday at 8:45pm
Friday at 3:15am

Highlights This Week...


The Lighthouse

Gary Kent

Join Gary Kent at the south Australian coast as he tells the story of the lighthouse that saved many lives in a treacherous area for ships to travel through.

Wednesday at 10:30pm
Friday at 7:00pm


Testimony of Esmie Branner

Esmie Branner

This testimony is an intimate first-person account of the struggles, opposition, and courageous triumph of a young Christian woman who clung to her faith in Jesus Christ despite the physical and mental abuse of a Muslim husband. This story of heart-pounding intrigue and modern-day miracles will deepen your faith in a God who still intervenes to deliver His children from destruction.

Friday at 3:15am

Missed a Programme?
Just go to our Wa
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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