Very good questions.
What kind of good works? How much? What about the baby Christian who has no knowledge of what they should be doing? Do works really come automatically or with growth?
Works are a reflection of love, first the love of GOD by following his commands, to love him with all your heart, second to love your neighbor as yourself as thought by Jesus the messiah;
The Great Commandment
But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
Then one of them, which was
a lawyer, asked him a question,
tempting him, and saying,
Master, which is
the great commandment in the law?
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Mat 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
Mat 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Mat 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Some examples of works can be found in the following verses that came to mind, I have added all verses of this chapter for proper context;
The Final Judgment
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his
sheep from the goats:
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fedthee?
or thirsty, and gave thee
When saw we thee a stranger, and tookthee
in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it
unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it
not to one of the least of these, ye did it
not to me.
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
As for how much works, as much as the lord will allow you.
Peace be with you.