So then work it out already!
Jesus did not deny the value of works within the Gospel... ...then why should we? Works of the Father done by us testify that we are His and they bring glory to God.
We should know the value of good works ourselves so then work it out already and stop minimizing works. Instead of minimizing works we should be provoking each other towards them. If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.  But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. John 10:37-38 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.  For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Philippians 2:12-13 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)  And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Hebrews 10:23-24