8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
It is so clear in these 3 verses that we are ALL saved by God’s GRACE, when we believe in God’s greatest gift, Jesus Christ, whom He sacrificed so that we (who are always rejecting God) could be reconciled to Him.
We CANNOT save ourselves by doing good works. But God will make us His MASTERPIECE such that we will do good works (i.e. be helpful, share God’s love, encourage, give hope, etc.) because it will become our joy to do so!