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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:


Maybe on Sunday
by James Arrabito

A documentary which examines the history of the Christian church in Europe, and the origin of Sunday keeping. It also explores persecution in a world where the church and state are united, and what could happen to Sabbath keepers who do not follow the coming international Sunday Law.

Sabbath 23 February at 7:30pm
and repeats
Wednesday 27 February at 12:00pm
Friday 1 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" 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 23 February 2019:

  • 7:30am - Revelation of Hope - Revelation's Two Minute Warning - Taj Pacleb covers all the major topics and the usual questions people have concerning Bible Prophecy in this collection of power-packed presentations.
  • 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 Jacob in Exile.
  • 9:00am - The Shadow of His Wings - The Covering - Tim Rumsey presents the Sanctuary message and its symbols which explain salvation, the pathway to the throne of God and eternal life.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour): The Book of Revelation - Among the Lampstands - Jean Ross shows that the same Jesus who came to John in exile is still with His people to sustain and support them in their difficulties. 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 - Who Is God? - Not Like Jesus - Tim Riesenberger shows that unfallen worlds, angels and humans are not like Jesus. Jesus loves us, died to save us and calls us to be like Him.
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?
Catch up on Giniko

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...

Is Heaven For Real?

Chris Holland

People have a lot to say about it. Some even claim to have been there. But what does the Bible say about heaven? Is it an actual place? Is it a faraway, floating sphere with clouds and babies playing harps? Today, more than any time in earth’s history, people are longing for something more—something better—something real they can count on for their future.
Using Scripture as a guide, Chris Holland answers questions such as the following: Is heaven a real place? When do we get to go? What will heaven be like? What about hell?

Starting Sabbath 23 February at 2:30pm and repeats
Sundays at 2:45am and 10:30pm
Tuesdays at 7:00am
Wednesdays at 6:30pm


Old Mountain Remedies

Walt Cross

Our kitchen is more than just a place to cook and find food – it is a medicine cabinet full of remedies that we can use to our benefit. In this series with Walt Cross we will be looking at many natural remedies that are affordable and accessible with recipes to help our bodies heal themselves.

Learn how we can avoid stress and deal with anxiety naturally. Discover what an effective lifestyle plan is and develop one alongside Walt Cross. Follow along as we discuss how to effectively address weight loss. Additionally, learn all about the different natural herbs, vegetables, and fruits that can be used in many applications to deal with wounds, infections, aches, pains, and more.

Monday 25 February at 8:00am and repeats
Wednesday at 2:30am
Thursday at 8:00pm
Friday at 12:30pm

Note: We are only showing one programme of the series. If you like this programme you can watch the rest of the series on Youtube.

Highlights This Week...

The Shadow of His Wings

by Tim Rumsey

Tim Rumsey presents a 10-part series on the Sanctuary message and its symbols which explain salvation, the pathway to the throne of God and eternal life.

Sabbaths at 9:00am and repeats
Tuesdays at 2:00am
Wednesdays at 9:30pm
Fridays at 11:30am

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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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