I believe that all of our "works" will be put to the fire, but the only "works" that will come through the fire will be the works that we did in obedience to the leading of the indwelling Holy Spirit.
Catholics call this process purgatory. Do you accept this concept, even if you might use a different word?
How do describe the process you described?
2Cr 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ;
that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad.
14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss; but he hiself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Rom 3:25 Whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
1Jo 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world.
1Jo 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins.
Jesus died for our sins. He was/is the propitiation or atonement for all sins ever committed.
From what I understand of the CC teachings of Purgatory, it is a place where one who is saved goes for temporal punishment for venial sins.
If that were true, then Christ died for nothing and/or His shed blood was not complete or enough in that we need still to be punished for our sins.
God's Word teaches us that Jesus actually took the punishment for sins that we rightly deserved upon Himself. We are saved by grace through faith, belief in what Christ's death accomplished for us is complete within His own voluntary death.
There is nothing we can do to atone for our own sins. Not here while on earth or most assuredly, after we die.
Christ's work on the cross is complete in and of itself.