Eph. 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 1. The Subjects addressed - Saved persons "ye saved" "saved us" 2. The kind of salvation - regeneration/quicking a. Eph. 1:1,5 "saved" is in apposition to "quickened" b. Tit. 3:5 "the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost" 3. The kind of works after quckening - "UNTO good works" "works of righteousness" - works produced by God's grace through us In Ephesians 2:10 these "good works" occur AFTER quickening thus demanding they are works produced in and through us by the Holy Spirit. In Titus 3:5 Paul repudiates that such "works of righteousness" or works produced in and through us by the Holy Spirit attribute to our salvation. Instead he says we are saved "by" HIS WORK OF "mercy" (as in Ephes. 2:10a) or "the washing of regenreation, and renewing by the Holy Ghost" called "His workmanship created in Christ Jesus" in Eph. 2:10 and that we are "justfiied by His grace" - Tit. 3:6. Here is a flat out repudiation that works produced by grace in and through us ("GOOD works" "works of RIGHTEOUSNESS") play any role in having been "saved" or "justified." Baptism and the Lord's Supper are WORKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS!