For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that who so ever believes in him, shall not perish but have everlasting life... First bible verse I ever learned as a child at FBC of OC.
I give everything I have to You, my Savior, because you gave it to me first. -We love Him because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19 NKJV)
You are not saved by works! You are saved by the GRACE of God through Jesus Christ. "We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind." ~Isaiah 64:6
John 3:16 For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten ([a]unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.