James 2:17 NET - So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself.
We are not saved from God’s justice because of our efforts or works to save ourselves. We are saved from the wrath we deserve by the grace of God - His favor and power that we didn’t earn. It is a gift that we receive by faith - by our life-changing and devoted trust in Jesus Christ and His death for our breaking of God’s laws and His literal resurrection from the dead. Saving faith demands a change of life direction, so we actively respond to the work of Jesus to claim our gift. We turn from sin to God.
However, faith that saves is faith that works - specifically faith that works in a way that blesses others by serving the cause of Jesus & His Church! Faith inspires you to actively make a difference. We exist for the glory of God and the salvation of the world, building up one another throughout the process. Will you serve God’s mission with a level of excellence that inspires, encourages, and shows love to one another? Will you serve with excellence to attract the lost and inspire awe?