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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 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:


The Dragon Revealed - Part 2

One Man's Journey from Darkness to Light

The Dragon Revealed lifts the veil on the true origins & roots of the martial arts. Discover the secrets the masters & founders don't want you to know!

Sabbath 29 June at 7:30pm
and repeats
Wednesday 3 July at 12:00pm
Friday 5 July 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 June 2019:

  • 6:00am - Revelation of Hope - If There Is Only One God - Taj Pacleb covers all the major topics and the usual questions people have concerning Bible Prophecy in this collection of power-packed presentations.
  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - Nehemiah: A Problem of Permissiveness Part 2 - Pastor Chris Buttery presents the story of Nehemiah and the lessons we can learn from his character and experiences.
  • 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 Jericho.
  • 9:00am - The Great Cosmic Controversy - God's Judgment Process - This series by Stephen Bohr links the Sanctuary with the overarching concept of the great conflict between good and evil - its beginning and end.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Family Seasons - Keys to Family Unity - Shawn Brummund looks at the practical changes Christ brings to our lives that enable us to experience the oneness and unity He desires. 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 - Practical Truth for Our Day - The Faith of Abraham - Eugene Prewitt shares the experience of Abraham's faith, and what we can learn to help our own faith to grow.
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.

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Starting Next Week...


Give Us a King

Walter Veith

What can Israel’s first two kings teach us about ourselves and Jesus Christ, the King of kings? And what have we to do with the kings of this world? Are we willing to play the part of a servant and encourage them to seek God’s counsel? This lecture contrasts Saul and David and examines the types and shadows of the King of kings as illustrated by the first two kings of Israel.

Starting Sunday 30 June at 2pm and repeats
Tuesday at 3:00am
Wednesday at 7:30pm

10 Commandments

Nathan Renner

Nathan Renner shares about the eighth commandment – ‘Thou shalt not steal’, and magnifies it to show that it covers every aspect of our lives, and is still relevant today.

Starting Sunday 30 June at 4:30pm and repeats
Mondays at 10:00pm
Wednesdays at 8.30am

Highlights This Week...


Counting and Keeping Your Members

Walter Veith

Our church is losing members and we are struggling to keep our churches growing. How do we keep our membership from dwindling, and instead get it growing? How do we get the youth to return to church? Will mega churches and modern music bring them back? How did the church during the Reformation grow? Find out answers to these questions in this sermon by Walter Veith.

Wednesday at 7:30pm

Abraham's Other Sons

Rudy Harnisch

A fascinating series in which Rudy Harnisch shares how the Muslims came about and how God has used them over time.

Sabbaths at 1:30am and repeats
Sundays at 10:00am
Wednesdays at 11:00am
Fridays at 9:00pm

Missed a Programme?
Catch up on Giniko

On Giniko Faith TV you can watch a programme you've missed more than 3 days after it played on Firstlight! 
Click here to find out more...

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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for nearly 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!

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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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