The Bible says, "you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God," (Exodus 20:5).
Many people have misunderstood the word repent in the Bible, which means primarily to turn from something toward something else. Evangelists of the past and many even today, preach to people, calling them to repent of their sins and (re)turn to God, to serve Him rather than the sin that has enslaved them.
Pastor Phil Morgan's continued exposition of Scripture, of 1 Thessalonians chapter 1, explains a biblical example of repentance and its fruit look like and what turning to God from idols looks like and how to begin to serve the living and true God.
Like Nehemiah, Pastor Phil Morgan gave the sense, and helped the congregation of First Assembly, to understand the reading of Scripture (Nehemiah 8:4-8). I hope that this sermon will do the same for you.