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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 EIGHT years!  Happy Anniversary Firstlight!

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.

Saturday - 16 January - 7:30pm   ​

Walter Veith and Martin Smith

Walter Veith & Martin Smith continue discussing new ideas for education, solidarity, conformity & compromise for the Common Good.

Saturday 16 January at 7:30pm
Repeated on Wednesday 20 January at 12:00pm and Friday 22 January 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 16 January 2020:

  • 5:00am - Minding Your Mind - Dr Lela Lewis & her guests navigate the complexity of the human brain & tackle how brain health can influence our mental health.
  • 6:00am - I'd Like To Know - CA Murray answers two questions, Did John the Baptist eat locusts & what was the actual date of the birth of Jesus.
  • 6:30am - Bible Convention 2016 - God Has Answers (Part 4) - This message by Randy Skeete was recorded at the first Autumn Leaves/Firstlight Bible Convention held in Christchurch, NZ, end January 2016.
  • 7:30am - Better Life Today - Stories of Faith - Douglas Garcia & Sayuri Rodriguez share different stories of faith and how God answers prayer.
  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - Unashamed (Part 4B) - Discover how to effectively study your Bible with Pastor Chris Buttery.
  • 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 "Noah & the Flood-Part 1".
  • 9:00am - Who Is Jesus - Jesus, the Son of God - Ryan Day focuses on the life, the mind and character of Jesus Christ as portrayed in the Word of God & looks at the foundational element of who He is.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Isaiah - Lesson 3 - Join Pastor Doug Batchelor and Jean Ross for a discussion about Lesson 3 of the quarterly. 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 - Summit 2020 - Why a Judgment - Part 2 - In this series James Rafferty talks about why there is a judgment, who the judge is & how we can look forward to this gospel message.
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...



Ryan Day

Ryan Day focuses on the life, the mind and character of Jesus Christ as portrayed in the Word of God & looks at the foundational element of who He is.

Saturday 16 January at 9:00am

Repeated on Monday 18 January at 10:45am, Tuesday 19 January at 4:15am and Thursday 21 January at 11:00pm.



Dwayne Lemon

Dwayne Lemon shares his personal testimony, showing that our purpose in life is to bring glory to God and not to ourselves.

Saturday 16 January at 1.00pm

Repeated on Tuesday 19 January at 2:45am & 9:30pm and Friday 22 January at 3:00pm




Jason Bradley

Jason Bradley interviews Pastor Bradley and Maribel Booth, they share their testimony, their Mission work & its relevance for today.

Sunday 17 January at 7:30pm                             
Repeated on Tuesday 19 January at 8:00am and Friday 22 January at  10:15pm.



Pastor Gary Kent


Gary Kent visits Oxford England, and the site of the Oxford Martyrs. Their story will surprise, shock and inspire you.
Saturday 16 January at 6:30pm

Repeated on Monday 18 January at 5:30pm and Wednesday 20 January at 1:30am.

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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for EIGHT 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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