Good morning! Many people hear the word but never act on it. They deceive themselves to think because they heard it, they are fine and met the requirement for heaven. Nothing could be further from the truth.
We cannot expect to receive a crown of life if we never do anything in response to the word. No, good works do not equate salvation. They are the evidence of the response of salvation through the blood of Christ.
Let the word stir you and provoke you to do something in response to what Jesus has done in you. Do not deceive yourselves by hearing it and then doing nothing with what you have received. To hear, "Well done good and faithful servant," you have to do something, be good and stay faithful in service. Let the word do something in you as you go do something to make a great day!