As the title says, what do you guys and gals think about "hellfire and brimstone" sermons. It needs to be done here and there. But I'm talking about when its done all the time. Growing up in 'southern' Baptist churches it seemed like every sermon always turned into this no matter what the original topic was. Even a typical Easter or Christmas sermon would stick to the topic for maybe 10 minutes then change to the 134,573,452 ways to go to Hell. I guess for me its just overload, when you hear the same things over and over and over again. No matter what the sermons about when I would hear the word hell I would zone out and start reading something else or just plain veg out. So whats everyone opinion on 'hard preaching' Needed every sermon? Needed often but not all the time? Needed some? Needed little to none?