I hear Reconciliation’s response to be that he doesn’t need to explain such Scriptures, because we live “in this age of Grace” where Jesus’ teaching does not apply. For now, embracing “Christ crucified” means you can Not also embrace “works with faith.”
My own sense is that dismissing Jesus’ message is unjustified and solves nothing anyway, since Paul can talk of works as essential as well (as in texts Paidion presents). My impression is that such a commitment to ignoring such Scripture’s is driven by the reassuring appeal of believing that our actual life and righteousness is not vital to God, and thus we are secure. But for me personally, the faith that He is committed to bringing about the vital changes that God calls us to means that I can still securely trust my destiny to Him.