Works (good deeds, the fruit of the Spirit) are an essential part of the Christian life. They do not justify us before God, but they do define us after we have been forgiven. Forgiveness (justification) and life transformation (sanctification) are separate but dynamically linked. It is inevitable that a true Christian will visibly demonstrate evidence they are a Christ-follower. God shapes us all differently because each of us is His workmanship. We will see this in our ordination this Sunday of five individuals at the first service whom God is shaping to be shepherds in his church.