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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:


Why A Manger?
Fountainview Christmas Concert

The Fountainview Choir and Orchestra present a concert of songs at Grant's Pass SDA Church to celebrate the wonderful condescension of the Son of God when He became flesh and dwelt among us.

Sabbath 14 December at 7:30pm
and repeats
Wednesday 18 December at 12:00pm
Friday 20 December 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 14 December 2019:

  • 6:00am - Finding the Fountain of Youth - Protecting Your Brain - God has given us a prescription for health. It may require sacrifices and we may have to change many aspects of our lives, but the reward is a longer, healthier life.
  • 7:30am - How To Die Right and Live to Tell About It - How To Die Right - Dr Clarence Schilt and his wife Dianna take us on a journey of learning to die to self in order to enhance our relationships.
  • 8:00am - Books of the Book: Matthew - Triumph and Marriage -  Hosts Glenn Russell and Ranko Stefanovic take us through highlights of the book of Matthew.
  • 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 Josiah the Boy King.
  • 9:00am - Believe His Prophets - Difficult Statements - Pastor Stephen Bohr presents a comprehensive series of studies on the prophetic guidance in the Advent movement.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Ezra and Nehemiah - Violating the Spirit of the Law - In this lesson Luccas Rodor looks at the way Nehemiah dealt with oppression of the poor in Israel by their brethren. 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 - Revelation of Love - God's Challenge to the World - David Machado presents a powerful series of messages to convict and inspire us to give ourselves fully to sharing the last Gospel message to a dying world.
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...


God's Temple of Truth

Mark Woodman

Through his personal research Mark Woodman came to see the relevance of the Old Testament Sanctuary to our present-day Biblical understanding. With personally constructed diagrams, relevant questions, and Scriptural references, he seeks to bless us with illustrations of the wonderful plan of redemption in this series.

Starting Sunday 15 December at 12:00am and repeats
Mondays at 8:30pm
Fridays at 2:45pm

Highlights This Week...


Faces of Grace

Joel Kratzke

Joel Kratzke discusses the subject of grace, how to receive it, how to share it, and why.
This series has already begun showing on Firstlight, so if you haven't been watching it we highly recommend that you do - we received very good feedback about this series from our Review Team!

Mondays at 11:00pm and repeats
Tuesdays at 5:30pm
Wednesdays at 6:30am
Thursdays at 2:30am
Fridays at 4:30pm


Watch and Pray

Christian Berdahl

"Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
Every Christian can relate to this scripture! After we find salvation through Jesus Christ, we want to please God, we want to overcome the fallen man, we want to "bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ," but how can we have this consistently connected experience? Christian reveals an extremely practical solution that has helped him and others to be better connected children of God!

Wednesday at 12:30am
Friday at 10:30pm

Barry Black: From the Hood to the Hill

Gary Kent

Chaplain Barry Black is the 62nd chaplain of the United States Senate. In his interview with Gary Kent, Chaplain Black shares with us how to overcome the challenges of life even in a high-pressure environment. He shows how a person of modest beginnings can rise to heights of personal and professional success while remaining faithful to his values and principles, and above all, faithful to God. Barry Black is a Seventh-day Adventist.

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

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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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